The new i30 Sedan N Line will be seen in Australia later this year was launched by Hyundai Motor Company this month. The new model is designed and engineered to deliver more enhanced driving fun to the bold new i30 Sedan that launched globally earlier this year. The N Line model, characterised by N specific design and performance-enhancing elements, offers an attractive entry point to the Hyundai’s high-performance N Brand line-up and will expand i30 Sedan’s appeal to a broader range of customers.
i30 Sedan N Line delivers a spirited driving experience, powered by a 1.6-litre GDI turbocharged engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT) that produces 150kW and 265Nm. Hyundai engineers implemented several mechanical improvements to i30 Sedan’s suspension to increase stiffness for a gripping performance, aided by 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension and larger front brake rotors.
Driver-oriented features, such as paddle shifters and Drive Mode Selector system, enable a racing-inspired experience behind the wheel. Interior design elements, including a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes, N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts, and alloy pedals, complement i30 Sedan’s sporty exterior styling.
i30 Sedan N Line’s ‘low and wide’ exterior styling and ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme imparts a look of sophisticated sportiness. i30 Sedan’s cascade grille gets a more aggressive look with an N Line badge and intricate geometric pattern. Arrow-shaped air curtains on the lower fascia support aerodynamic performance and engine cooling while giving the model a high-performance image.
i30 Sedan N Line’s sporty side skirts and 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the fastback sedan’s low and wide aesthetic. From the side, the car’s dynamic styling is defined by arrow-like creases in its body panels that suggest forward motion. Glossy black moulding on the wheel wells, side-view mirrors and side skirts provide a touch of modern sophistication to the overall appearance.
i30 Sedan N Line’s fastback profile merges with a sculpted rear, designed to enhance aerodynamic performance and further express the low and wide aesthetic through horizontal lines. The integrated spoiler, chrome twin exhaust and N Line rear diffuser add to the car’s performance-inspired styling.
An array of driver assist, safety and convenience features add to the N experience, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA). In addition, i30 Sedan N Line owners get Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Following the launch of the new i30 Sedan N Line, Hyundai plans to launch Sonata N Line with 2.5-litre turbocharged GDI engine in 2020 to further expand the N Line line-up.
“The new i30 Sedan N Line model will appeal to customers who favour a sporty look and spirited driving performance,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group. “The expanded range will help solidify i30’s position as a leader in the small car passenger segment.”
- The new i30 Sedan range (including N Line) will launch locally in Q4 2020
- The i30 Sedan N Line receives a bespoke Australian suspension tune