The 2021 Hyundai i30 sedan offers a compelling option in the small-car class for buyers who don't want a hatchback.
Behind the mask is the updated Hyundai i30 N, now with more power, bigger brakes, and the option of an eight-speed auto for the first time.
The Hyundai i30 Premium is all the regular i30 money can buy.
Is the i30 N Performance still the shining beacon of hot hatchery that it once was?
Is the Hyundai i30 one of the best small cars out there?
“Is this anybody’s first time on a racetrack?” Hyundai N Technician Geoff Fear asks from atop the pit wall of Wakefield Park Raceway. It’s a question I’ve only ever seen inspire sheepishness in participants of track days before, yet when a third of the crowd of 128 drivers gathered in front of Fear shoot a hand towards the sky, they do it with glee...
In the right hands the Hyundai i30N hot hatch is capable of outpacing Porsches, BMWs, Audis and other exotic supercars. Unfortunately, I don’t have those hands. Which is why although I’m behind the wheel of a Hyundai i30N Fastback, I’m not about to set any records. My main focus is keeping on Terra Firma while trying to extract as much enjoyment as possible from Hyundai’s entree into the hot hatch class...
It's not a hatch, but then it is. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N is in a segment all of its own as a five-door liftback version of the hard-charging i30 N, but it won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Like the look of the Hyundai i30 N, but can't get the prospect of a manual hot-hatch through your other half? Hyundai has the perfect compromise. Paul Maric goes for a spin.
Better looking, easier to live with and far more unique. What's not to like?
My colleagues were raving about Korea's first fully fledged hot hatch, so a recent break from work seemed the perfect chance to discover what all the fuss was about.