Hyundai Motor Company has launched the new i30 Sedan N Line, a new model designed and engineered to deliver more enhanced driving fun, to the i30 Sedan 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, while 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.
“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 in Australia in Q4 2020, and the i30 Sedan N Line receives a bespoke Australian suspension tune, and following the launch of the new i30 Sedan N Line, Hyundai plans to launch a Sonata N Line with 2.5-litreturbocharged GDI engine in 2020 to further expand the N Line line-up.
Editor: Body shop owners and technicians need to be ready for this new tech, to ensure the i30 Sedan range can be repaired in line with the manufacturer’s specifications.