Shortly after the U.S. sales began for the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N, the sports sedan also arrived in Australia. It is now known as the i30 Sedan N.
Powering the latest addition to Hyundai’s burgeoning N range is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 276 hp (206 kW) and 289 lb-ft (392 Nm) of torque. It is compatible with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
As with other N models, i30 Sedan Ns equipped with the dual-clutch include Hyundai’s N Grin Shift, N Power Shift, and N Track Sense Shift functions. The gearbox also includes a ‘Creep Off’ function that helps to mimic the feeling of a traditional torque converter at slow speeds. An electronically controlled, limited-slip differential transfers power to the pavement.
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The Hyundai i30 Sedan N model Hyundai has received unique suspension tuning to match local road conditions. In N mode, the electronic controlled suspension is the same as in other markets. All Australian models are fitted with 245/19 Michelin Pilot Sport4S tires.
A number of important safety features come standard as part of Hyundai’s SmartSense suite. There are Blind-spot and Rear Cross-traffic Collision avoidance Assists, Driver Attention Warnings, Forward Collision Avoidance Assists, High Beam Assists, Lane Following Assists, Lane Keeping Assists, Safe Exit Warnings.
Aussies can buy the i30 Sedan N available in Polar White Cyber Grey Fluid Metal Phantom Black Performance Blue Fiery Red or Intense Blue. Only Premium spec models will be available. The only options are a AU$495 (352) metallic paint or a AU$2,000 (1,422) sunroof.
The i30 Sedan N local pricing starts at AU$49,000 (34,849) after on-road expenses, which equates to AU$54130 ($38,498) driveaway. For a better understanding of the price, the i30 N Premium hatchback costs AU$47,000. This includes AU$52,799 ($37.551) on-road, and the Kona N Premium costs AU$50,000.
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