New Hyundai i30 N hot hatch blasts in with up to 271bhp
This is the new Hyundai i30 N, the Korean manufacturer’s first attempt at a fully-fledged hot hatch. With an extensive Nürburgring testing regime under its belt, it aims to deliver “an accessible high-performance package that it could undercut key rivals on affordability.
Under the bonnet sits a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering 247bhp and 353Nm of torque. It means that Hyundai’s new entrant onto the hot hatch scene outguns the 242bhp Golf GTI Performance pack in terms of sheer power, while the i30 N boasts a performance pack of its own, which turns the wick up to 271bhp.
Power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, and the standard i30 N cracks 0-100kph in a claimed 6.4 seconds before going on to a top speed of 250kph. Adding the performance package slashes the 0-100kph time by three tenths to 6.1 seconds, though top speed remains an electronically limited 250kph. So if you are an adrenaline junkie and is itching for a fix, the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch will definitely give you a fix with a kick!