Volkswagen Golf GTI Beware! New Hyundai i30 N Rival
|   Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Based on the i30, the N version was designed to deliver performance and compete with rivals in the same class, including the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Peugeot 308 GTi or the Ford Focus ST.

The i30 N comes in two distinct versions. First, the slightly cheaper version, produces 247 horsepower, thanks to the 2.0 liter turbo engine, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds.
The second version, with the optional Performance package, manages to produce 275 horsepower, thus the acceleration time decreases to 6.
seconds with the “launch control” mode enabled.

Both versions reach a torque of 353 Nm and a maximum speed of 250 km / h.
Hyundai officials say they tested the car over 10,000 kilometers on the Nurburgring track.

This is also the first production car created by engineers working for Hyundai's “N” sports division .
On the outside the new i30 N is a version of the spectacular RN30 concept, unveiled in September 2016 at the Paris Motor Show.
From this concept, the Performance Blue hue and the red accents were carried over. The new i30 N is also available in Clean Slate, Polar White, Micron Gray, Phantom Black, and Engine Red paint jobs.

The new i30 N is distinguished by distinctive bumpers with oversized air intakes, specific mesh, and the “N” for the grille, the roof spoiler with integrated triangular stop in the middle, and the double exhaust pipes. Compared to the conventional hatchback, the new i30 N has a suspension 4mm lower when fitted with 18-inch wheels and 8mm lower for optional 19-inch wheels.

Thus, the i30 N Performance Package is faster than the Golf GTI Performance, which develops 245 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h 0.1 seconds slower (6.2 seconds), although it is equipped with a 7-speed DSG transmission.

The new i30 N is only available with the 6-speed manual gearbox. The front axle is responsible for moving the car. The performance package adds 29 kg (1,429 kg) to the weight. There is also the over-boost function, which boosts the torque by 8 percent and the acceleration by 7 percent.
The five driving modes completely change the temperament of the car: Eco, Normal, Sport and N modify the shock absorbers, steering weight, and response of the fuel regulator, while N Custom allows you to personalize the i30 N as you wish.

Among the new features, there is a lower road grip than a normal i30 and a new variable valve on the exhaust. Incidentally, the exhaust can sound more aggressive at the touch of a button, and promises various elements inspired by the WRC.

Inside we meet fixed sports seats for front passengers, but also a rather large steering wheel. The Hyundai i30 N remains a practical car, with three decent seats in the back and a fairly large trunk. The center console has a 5-inch touchscreen on standard versions, which can reach eight inches on some versions.

What was not announced yet is the price of this new model, but we expect it to be lower than some of the competing models in its class, including the Golf GTI.
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