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New i30 N Reviewed: Just How Hot Can A Hyundai Hatchback Be? 20
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai N, Hyundai Videos on 01 20th, 2018


The Hyundai i30 N was revealed last summer and the sporty hatchback has received praise from a lot of automotive outlets. Carwow recently likened the hatchback to being a more-affordable Volkswagen Golf GTI. That's high praise indeed, as the Golf has been the benchmark of the segment for a long time. Now, Autocar took the hatchback to a racetrack and it, too, really liked the car.
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Entry-Level Civic, Leon And i30 Engage In Budget Hatchbacks’ Drag Race 14
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Film, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Videos, Seat, Seat Leon, Seat Videos, UK, video on 01 14th, 2018


Usually, when you hear about a drag race, you imagine powerful stock or tuned cars going against each other. Well, this one is different.

That’s because Carwow brought together the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Seat Leon, though not the respective Type R, N or Cupra variants as one would expect, but their base versions. They might not be that exciting, but they are the ones that sell in high volumes, so it’s interesting to see how fast they really are and how they compare against each other.

The Civic has the smallest engine here, a 1.0-liter turbo, while both the i30 and the Leon have 1.4-liter turbos. The Leon is the most powerful, rated at 150 horses, followed by the i30 with 140 and the Civic with 130. The Honda also happens to be the heaviest car here, which, on paper, puts it at a disadvantage.

So, which of the three hatchbacks won this budget-friendly drag race? Scroll down and find out.

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Let’s Take The 275PS Hyundai i30 N Out For A Spin, Shall We? 27
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Videos, video on 12 27th, 2017


Korean cars have come a (very) long way from the horrible Daewoos of the early 2000s to the modern-day Kias and Hyundais, and now include performance models as well.

One of them is the new Hyundai i30 N, a compact hot hatch that wants to lure some customers away from rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, with a few aggressive yet discreet touches on the outside and a sporty interior.

The i30 N is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol four that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The unit is offered in two versions, with 250PS (246hp) as standard and 275PS (271hp) with the Performance Pack, allowing the car to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in 6.4sec and 6.1sec, respectively.

Additionally, Hyundai’s hot hatch also features a variable exhaust valve system, adaptive suspension with five different driving modes, bigger brake discs, an electronic limited-slip differential and 19-inch alloys shod in Pirelli P-Zero rubber.

So, in theory, the Hyundai i30 N has the credentials to challenge some well established names in the segment, and make for an interesting daily driver, too. But what’s it like from the driver’s seat? Why, quite exciting actually, filled with lots of deep sounds, as the POV drive video posted by AutoTopNL reveals.

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Study Reveals Ideal Car For British Motorists And It’s A Mess 21
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi R8, Bentley, BMW 6-Series, Honda Civic Type-R, Hyundai i30, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Urus, Renderings, Study, UK on 12 21st, 2017


If you could take any design cues you wanted from all your favorite cars and mash them together into something entirely new, what would that look like?

According to over 2,300 motorists who were polled on this issue, such a car would have the body of a Lamborghini Urus, Civic Type R alloys, an Alfa Romeo grille, Audi R8 doors, Gallardo spoiler, Hyundai i30 exhaust, BMW 6-Series lights and of course, a Bentley badge.

Which means that basically, it would be a very weird Bentley, one that also happens to be painted Electric blue, with a matte black roof and trim.

The survey was commissioned by webuyanycar.com, whose head of technical services, Richard Evans, still found something positive to say about the design.

“The final concept definitely still has a certain sporty edge though,” he stated, while adding that “we did expect two-seaters, convertibles and high-speed cars to prove more popular, so it was a surprise that larger shapes and more conventional features tended to top the poll.”

According to SWNS digital, the study also found that British motorists would gladly spend an additional £1,552 ($1,538) on average on upgrades, with a third of them loving the idea of having heated seats.

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Watch Hyundai’s New i30 N Hot Hatch Reach 251km/h On The Autobahn 12
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Videos, Nurburgring, video on 12 12th, 2017


In a world where automakers are continually chasing higher and higher horsepower numbers for their hot hatches, the Hyundai i30 N comes as a welcome relief.

In range-topping Performance Package specification, the hatch delivers 271 hp. Compared to more expensive rivals like the Honda Civic Type R, VW Golf R, and Ford Focus RS, that’s not much. However, we’ve come to learn that the i30 N is about much more than numbers on a spec sheet, as any good hot hatch should be.

According to the South Korean automaker, the i30 N Performance reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in a brisk 6.1 seconds. However, how fast will the car go on a stretch of Germany’s Autobahn?

Auto Test set about finding this out, taking an i30 N from a rolling start of 90 km/h, pinning the throttle, and seeing how high the speedometer would climb.

The top speed reached was 251 km/h (155 mph) but the video fails to provide any look at the road or weather conditions at the time of test. Either way, a top speed of 250 km/h is more than adequate for the vast majority of car owners and more than respectable for a car like this.

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Order The New Hyundai i30 Fastback From £20,305 In UK 6
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars, prices, UK on 12 6th, 2017


Hyundai has released the official pricing and specification for the new i30 Fastback, which goes on sale in the UK on January 18.

Available in three trim levels called SE Nav, Premium, and Premium SE, this compact car joins the range alongside its Hatchback and Tourer siblings, priced from £20,305 ($27,289) on the road.

The entry-level model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display, sat-nav, smartphone integration, Bluetooth with voice recognition, wireless phone charging, leather steering wheel, reversing camera, rear parking assist system, 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, and others.

Pay at least £22,105 ($29,708) for the Premium grade, though, and you will unlock additional equipment, including dual-zone climate control, privacy rear glass, heated front seats with part artificial leather, electronic parking brake, 4.2-inch display instrument cluster, LED headlights and taillights, and front and rear parking assist.

Finally, the 2018 i30 Fastback Premium SE starts at £23,405 ($31,455) and a adds panoramic sunroof and heated steering wheel, in addition to other features.

Depending on the selected trim level, this new model features a multitude of driver assistance gizmos such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Hill Start Assist.

Customers will also have to choose from one of two engines: 1.0-liter T-GDi with 120PS (118hp) and a 1.4-liter GDi rated at 140PS (138hp). The former comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox, whereas the latter is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.

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Order The New Hyundai i30 Fastback From £20,305 In UK 6
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars, prices, UK on 12 6th, 2017


Hyundai has released the official pricing and specification for the new i30 Fastback, which goes on sale in the UK on January 18.

Available in three trim levels called SE Nav, Premium, and Premium SE, this compact car joins the range alongside its Hatchback and Tourer siblings, priced from £20,305 ($27,289) on the road.

The entry-level model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display, sat-nav, smartphone integration, Bluetooth with voice recognition, wireless phone charging, leather steering wheel, reversing camera, rear parking assist system, 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, and others.

Pay at least £22,105 ($29,708) for the Premium grade, though, and you will unlock additional equipment, including dual-zone climate control, privacy rear glass, heated front seats with part artificial leather, electronic parking brake, 4.2-inch display instrument cluster, LED headlights and taillights, and front and rear parking assist.

Finally, the 2018 i30 Fastback Premium SE starts at £23,405 ($31,455) and a adds panoramic sunroof and heated steering wheel, in addition to other features.

Depending on the selected trim level, this new model features a multitude of driver assistance gizmos such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Hill Start Assist.

Customers will also have to choose from one of two engines: 1.0-liter T-GDi with 120PS (118hp) and a 1.4-liter GDi rated at 140PS (138hp). The former comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox, whereas the latter is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.

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Make Your Hyundai i30N Feel-Faster With New “N-thusiast” Goodies 30
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ESSEN Show, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai N, Reports on 11 30th, 2017


Want to make your Hyundai i30N more hardcore? Hyundai has you covered with its new “N-thusiast Parts”.

These official aftermarket components will become available from January 2018 and include wheels, brakes, seats and other designed to make the Hyundai i30N even faster on a track and more enjoyable for the keen driver.

A set of lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels from OZ Racing measuring 8.0×19 inches brings a weight saving of about 4kg per corner compared to the standard wheel. The wheels also feature a carbon-fiber hub cover with the Hyundai N logo and are priced at 1,916 euros in Germany.

The lighter wheels can be shod in sticky 235/35 Pirelli P Zero Trofeo Rs, with the price of the complete wheel set sitting at 3,100 euros. Next up in the range we have a set of motosport-derived precision-machined aluminum wheel nuts and a three-way adjustable rear stabilizer bar.

The N-Thusiast parts catalog also includes special motorsport brake pads for the i30N Performance, which comes with larger brakes as standard. These brake pads are sold for both the front and the rear axle and are priced at 349 euros for each set.

Owners of the Hyundai i30N can also opt for the lightweight hard-shell racing seats, developed in conjunction with Recaro. The one-piece seats come finished in black leather and weigh just 7kg each. Standard 3-point belts can still be used comfortably, but the seats also allow the use of six-point harnesses for track use.

Other parts include decals inspired from the i30 TCR touring car, high-quality velor floor mats and more.

The official reveal of the new Hyundai N-Thusiast Parts will take place at the upcoming Essen Motor Show.

Thanks to Mario for the tip!

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Hyundai i30N Sounds Like A Bargain Hot Hatch Next To The Golf GTI 1
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai N, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 10 1st, 2017


Every time a car manufactures tries something new, it’s natural to expect that they won’t nail it from the get-go, but Hyundai seems to have broken the rule with the new i30N.
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First Driving Impressions Of The Hyundai i30N Reveal A Well-Sorted Package 27
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 09 27th, 2017


Looking to carry some of their motorsport success to road-going cars, Hyundai has come up with a hot hatch version of the i30.
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Hyundai i30N Starts At £24,995 In The UK, Nearly £4,000 Less Than Golf GTI 25
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars, prices, UK on 09 25th, 2017


Hyundai UK announced the pricing and range details of its first proper hot hatch, the new i30N.
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Can Hyundai’s New i30 N With Up To 275PS Lure You Away From VW’s Golf GTI? 12
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars on 09 12th, 2017


Hyundai is finally ready enter the compact hot hatch segment with their very own i30 N.
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Hyundai’s New i30 Fastback Is Anything But Fast 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars on 09 12th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this year, Hyundai has unveiled the i30 Fastback at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Hyundai’s New i30 Fastback Is Anything But Fast 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars on 09 12th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this year, Hyundai has unveiled the i30 Fastback at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Hyundai’s New i30 Fastback Is Anything But Fast 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, new cars on 09 12th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this year, Hyundai has unveiled the i30 Fastback at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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