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2021 Hyundai i30N revealed: More power, 8-speed auto, and a 'push-to-pass' mode
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25th Sep 2020
5 min read

2021 Hyundai i30N revealed: More power, 8-speed auto, and a 'push-to-pass' mode

The 2021 Hyundai i30N hot hatch has technology inspired by Formula One’s ‘push to pass’ button. A new “grin shift” mode “releases maximum power … for 20 seconds … performance that is sure to bring a grin to the driver’s face. To activate, the driver pushes a button on the steering wheel.” The technology is among a long list of changes to the updated Hyundai i30N unveiled in Europe overnight.
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2021 Hyundai i30N due early next year: more power, sharper look
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29th Jun 2020
3 min read

2021 Hyundai i30N due early next year: more power, sharper look

Hyundai is putting the finishing touches on the updated i30N, testing in the German summer at the Nurburgring race circuit ahead of a likely showroom arrival in Australia early next year. As has been reported, the update to Hyundai’s first ever hot hatch will coincide with the arrival of the current model’s midlife facelift.
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Joshua Dowling
Hyundai i20N hot hatch: Australian arm keen on Fiesta ST and Polo GTI rival
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14th Mar 2020
2 min read

Hyundai i20N hot hatch: Australian arm keen on Fiesta ST and Polo GTI rival

A Hyundai i20 N hot hatch has been teased in a video in Europe and representatives in Australia say they are interested in selling the car here if it’s made available in right-hand-drive. The pint-sized sibling to the Hyundai i30N hatch and fastback was shown at the end of a short video introducing the regular i20 range in Europe – and photo rendering ace X-Tomi Design has already worked his magic on what it might look like (pictured above).
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What causes exhaust snap, crackle and pop?
Hyundai i30 2018 n performance
podcast
23rd Sep 2018

What causes exhaust snap, crackle and pop?

You’ve probably heard it before: that pop and crackle in the exhaust note of a performance car. A number of manufacturers produce cars with bi-modal exhausts allowing the driver to select what kind of noise they’d like their car to produce, and often the louder, sportier noise includes an armada of racy cracks on the overrun.
Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit
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17th Nov 2017
2 min read

Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit

Hyundai Australia says that no matter how good its upcoming i30 N hot hatch may be, there will be certain elements of the market that will never accept such a vehicle from a Korean brand. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, the brand’s public relations manager, Bill Thomas, admitted the brand is not relying on its limited heritage in the performance space, but rather seeking those that will judge its performance cars on merit.
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