Hyundai i30 N Line: prices, specs and pics
Hyundai has revealed price and specs for the i30 N Line – a new variant that gets the looks of the i30 N hot hatch, but keeps the more economical engine line-up of the standard car.
We’ve seen this tactic from manufacturers before, with Audi’s S Line, BMW’s M Sport and of course Mercedes’s AMG Line cars offering sporty styling tweaks without the power.
From the outside, the i30 N Line gets the same front and rear bumper as the high performance model, while N Line-specific lower accents and badging have been added to the wings, too. A twin exhaust, LED rear lamps and 18” Fastback design alloy wheels, with Michelin Pilot PS4 tyres, complete the exterior.
Inside, the i30 N Line looks much like the rest of the range, although it gets sports seats, and a leather steering wheel and gear lever just like the i30 N.
There’s a standard 8in touchscreen infotainment system, while safety tech such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking come on every model, too.
In addition to performance styling, the i30 N Line models have also received changes to the mechanical set up of suspension, brakes and engine response in order to enhance the driving experience over the standard i30 models.
All N Lines feature a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 140bhp; not enough to worry a hot hatch, but enough to get it from 0-62mph in less than 9 seconds.
As standard it comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, although a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available too. Lease rates are to be announced, but the i30 N Line will be priced from £23,255, rising to £24,255.
No release date has been announced, but if you can’t wait for the N Line, you can check out personal lease rates on the standard version by clicking here. If you’re after more power, you can find deals on the i30 N here, or alternatively read about the upcoming Fastback variant of the performance model here.