2018 Hyundai i30N –  The upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30N will be the new variant from the N line, designed to improve the performance and also power from N division. This is the sub-brand from Hyundai, meant to compete with others in terms of quality driving and also impressive power. Of course, the company finally comes with the i30N that will differentiate the Type R and Si from Civic lines.

2018 Hyundai i30N Crash Test
2018 Hyundai i30N Crash Test

2018 Hyundai i30N: About the Ride

So, what’s special about this 2018 Hyundai i30N, anyway? Well, for a starter, the five door vehicle will get its own suspension with computer controlled technology, along with the launch control, limited slip electronic differential, variable valve exhaust, and other impressive features – all designed to improve the power, the delivery, and the engine arrangement.

2018 Hyundai i30N Engine

For this variant, Hyundai is planning the four cylinder GDI engine with 2.0 liter capacity that is able to deliver 267 hp of power and 260 Nm of torque. Such an output can be expected with the performance package, which is actually the optional pick. 267 hp of power isn’t something to consider lightly – it may not be the sporty racing performance but you can definitely expect a fast and agile performance from the 2018 Hyundai i30N.

Such a number is considered enough – viewing such competitors like VW’s GTI and Golf R. Those two models are able to reach 62 mph within 6.1 seconds, while the i30N is claimed to hit 62 mph within 6.4 seconds. Not too bad but Hyundai is expecting to deliver more – it is probably why they are going to develop more for the i30N variant.

2018 Hyundai i30N Interior
2018 Hyundai i30N Interior

2018 Hyundai i30N Features and Technologies

As the five door hatchback, the 2018 Hyundai i30N may not be the sportiest design that you ever see from Hyundai but it is going to be one of the most comfortable and stable vehicle designed by the company. With front wheel driving system and manual six speed transmission, driving experience will be smooth and responsive.

Moreover, such a powerful engine will be matched with the 19 inch wheel from alloy, making the i30N stand out from the other hatchbacks. There will be improved aerodynamics with the aggressive front side as well as the rear side fascia – along with the rear wing with its triangle shape brake light (the third kind).

2018 Hyundai i30N Performance Change
2018 Hyundai i30N Performance Change

2018 Hyundai i30N Design

There will be blacked headlamps with new badge and double exhaust systems. In an overall stance, the i30N will be handsome and good looking. For the interior cabin, there will be bolstered seats, fat steering wheel complete with the driving mode buttons, instrument clusters, and also special features like lap meter or the G-meter. If you are looking for additional performance add-ons, you can expect such thing like the door sill plates N-branded and the special pedals.

Unfortunately, the buyers in US have to wait for the launch because the i30N will be launching in other markets first. If there is enough demand, the 2018 Hyundai i30N will be made available in America but not likely with the i30N name, but it is going to go on a sale under the Elantra GT variant.


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