Hyundai's warm turbo sedan gets cheaper, with a new, auto-only Special Edition model deleting standard features in exchange for a lower starting price.
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  • 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan pricing and specification
  • N Line Special Edition added as cheaper turbo option
  • $3000 price cut due to no LED lights, climate control, blind-spot monitoring
  • Priced from $29,690 before on-road costs, with a seven-speed auto only

Warm sedan buyers on a budget now have a new option to consider, with the launch of the 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line Special Edition.

Quietly added to the Australian range earlier in June, the i30 Sedan N Line Special Edition sees a number of luxury features stripped out from Hyundai’s punchy small sedan, in exchange for a lower starting price: $29,690 before on-road costs.

While that figure is only $1000 less than an entry-level N Line sedan with a six-speed manual, the Special Edition bundles the optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in as standard – making it $3000 cheaper than an equivalent ‘regular’ i30 Sedan N Line.

Above and below: The regular Hyundai i30 N Line.

Accounting for the price cut is the deletion of a number of features, including LED headlights (instead using halogens), dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, folding side mirrors, auto high-beam, and rain-sensing wipers.

Also omitted are blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert – both typically capable of detecting and braking for obstacles – plus side exit warning, and an electric tailgate.

However, features shared with both the entry-level Active and higher-spec N Line include an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4.2-inch driver instrument display, leather seats, steering wheel and gear selector, six-speaker sound system, and a wide active safety suite.

The Special Edition also benefits from the N Line’s unique exterior and interior sports styling.

The regular N Line’s 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine is carried over, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as standard.

The 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line Special Edition is on sale now, as part of the wider i30 Sedan range. Prices across the range recently rose by $400.

Full pricing and specification details for the entire Hyundai i30 Sedan range can be found below.

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan Australian pricing

  • i30 Sedan Active manual – $25,190
  • i30 Sedan Active auto – $27,190
  • i30 Sedan Elite auto – $31,190
  • i30 Sedan N Line Special Edition auto – $29,690 (new)
  • i30 Sedan N Line manual – $30,690
  • i30 Sedan N Line auto – $32,690
  • i30 Sedan N Line Premium auto – $37,690

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs


2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan Active standard features:

  • 117kW/191Nm 2.0-litre engine with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions
  • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 4.2-inch driver information display
  • Automatic halogen headlights
  • LED daytime-running lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (with full-size spare)
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Manual air conditioning (with rear air vents)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-following assist
  • Adaptive cruise control (auto only), manual cruise control (manual)
  • Driver attention warning

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan Elite adds (over Active):

  • Six-speed automatic transmission (as standard)
  • 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Remote start (from key fob)
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Blind-spot monitoring (with braking support)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (with braking support)
  • Low-speed rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Safe exit warning
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Power boot lid

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line Special Edition adds (over Active):

  • 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (with temporary spare wheel)
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • N Line interior and exterior styling

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line adds (over N Line Special Edition):

  • Choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions
  • LED headlights and tail-lights (with auto high-beam)
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Remote start (from key fob)
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Blind-spot monitoring (with braking support on auto models)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (with braking support on auto models)
  • Safe exit warning
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Power boot lid

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line Premium adds (over N Line):

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic as standard
  • 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 10-way electric driver's seat
  • Sunroof
  • Solar control glass
  • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Low-speed rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Front parking sensors
  • Sun visor extensions