Revised hatchback line-up headlined by new sport-themed variant replacing the outgoing SR.
Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 i30 range, which is largely unchanged for the new year except the addition of the new N Line and N Line Premium variants in replacing the previous SR grades.
As with the SR, the N Line features the 150kW 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is the most powerful amongst the core range, also making 265Nm of torque between 1500 and 4500rpm.
Externally, the i30 N Line gets aggressive front and rear bumpers inspired by the full-fat N, along with 18-inch alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres and 'N Line' badging.
The interior, meanwhile, gets model-specific front sports seats with carbon-look trim, sports steering wheel, sports gear knob, red highlights (including seatbelts), along with a black headliner. Under the skin, N Line models get a unique sports suspension tune compared to other i30 models.
Specifications are otherwise pretty much the same as the outgoing SR, meaning you get dual-zone climate control, LED tail-lights, keyless entry with push-button start, wireless smartphone charging, a 4.2-inch TFT driver's information display, and multi-link rear suspension.
The N Line Premium specification bolsters the features list with LED headlights, front parking sensors, a panoramic glass sunroof, Infinity seven-speaker audio, heated and ventilated front seats, 10-way driver's seat adjustment, an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, and a luggage power outlet.
Hyundai Auto Link Premium is also included as standard, synchronising the vehicle's on-board computer with a smartphone app so you can check vehicle status and perform functions like unlock the doors or turn on the air conditioner on the fly.
As with the outgoing model, the N Line will offered with both a six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT (from $29,490), while the top-spec N Line premium is a DCT-only proposition (from $34,990).
Opting for the manual deselects active safety equipment like autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop&go, along with lane-keep assist – which is a shame considering the manual-only i30 N is fitted with AEB and lane-keep systems as standard, though it's sourced from Europe, not Korea.
The wider range remains otherwise unchanged for the 2019 model year, bar the Premium picking up the Hyundai Auto Link Premium service as standard equipment. The entry-level Go, Active and Elite also drop rear fog-lights for 2019 as well.
Options include premium paint ($495), a beige interior for Elite and Premium grades ($295), a panoramic sunroof for N Line and Elite models ($2000), and the SmartSense active safety pack for auto-equipped Go and Active versions ($1750).
The revised i30 range is available to order now.
2019 Hyundai i30 pricing
- 2.0 GDi – $19,990/$21,090 (6MT/6AT)
- 1.6 CRDi – $22,490/$24,990 (6MT/7DCT)
- 2.0 GDi – $21,090/$23,390 (6MT/6AT)
- 1.6 CRDi – $23,590/$26,090 (6MT/7DCT)
i30 N Line
- 1.6 T-GDi – $26,490/$29,490 (6MT/7DCT)
- 2.0 GDi – $27,790 (6AT)
- 1.6 CRDi – $30,490 (7DCT)
i30 N Line Premium
- 1.6 T-GDi – $34,990 (7DCT)
- 2.0 GDi – $32,790 (6AT)
- 1.6 CRDi – $35,490 (7DCT)
- 2.0 T-GDi – $39,990 (6MT)
All prices exclude on-road costs