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Hyundai i30 Fastback N here in 2019

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will offer the i30 Fastback N next year, shortly after the company's global division issued some teaser images of its newest N model in action...

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Hyundai planning standalone N model - report
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Hyundai planning standalone N model - report

The Hyundai N performance sub-brand has only been around for a short time, but the Korean manufacturer is already planning a standalone halo model to "bring more emotion" – according to a new report. Speaking with the UK's Auto Express, Hyundai's vice president for high-performance and motorsport, Thomas Schemera, indicated the N division is entering a new chapter...


Hyundai N Line coming to core range – report
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Hyundai N Line coming to core range – report

Hyundai's N Division – responsible for its performance models and motorsport endeavours – has confirmed a line of sport-themed variants based on existing models, and N-branded options and accessories, according to a new report out of the US...


Hyundai Kona N under development, yet to be approved - UPDATE
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Hyundai Kona N under development, yet to be approved - UPDATE

Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai's N performance sub-brand, has confirmed his engineers are working on a Hyundai Kona N prototype. Bierman informed AutoExpress, “I’ve told them to build the car and we’ll see what happens with getting it approved". The former BMW engineer noted the Kona N will have the same front-wheel drive drivetrain as the i30 N hot hatch, including its 2...


2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison
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2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison

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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spotted again this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring in Germany. For the first time the four-door i30 has dropped the heavy black sheeting and false body panels concealing most of its design details, giving us a closer peek at the final look – despite the black-and-white wrap...


Genesis: No performance sub-brand like N division
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Genesis: No performance sub-brand like N division

With a local brand launch debut set for May this year, Hyundai's luxury arm Genesis will stick to one model line and bypass the sub-performance brand setup like its parent's N division. Speaking with media at the 2018 New York motor show last week, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice that the brand's aim is to deliver one quality, high-performing product line...


2018 Hyundai i30 N review
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2018 Hyundai i30 N review

“Hey, Tony. The i30 N. Mate, you were bang on,” I blurt out in Anthony Crawford’s direction, moments after my return from the upstart hot hatch’s local launch.


Hyundai i30 N: DCT confirmed for 'late-2019'
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Hyundai i30 N: DCT confirmed for 'late-2019'

Hyundai has confirmed the i30 N hot hatch will gain a dual-clutch transmission option in late-2019, potentially accompanied by the entry-level variant not currently offered in Australia. According to Andrew Tuitahi, senior product manager for Hyundai Australia, described the decision to launch with only the Performance-spec i30 N as a "statement of intent", but said the range will continue evolving...


Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced
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Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will include cover for track use as part of the five-year warranty program on its i30 N hot hatch. The first product to launch under the Korean manufacturer's new N performance sub-brand arrives in Australia from $39,990 before on-road costs, in high-output 202kW/353Nm 'Performance' specification...


2018 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Hyundai i30 N have been announced this week, ahead of a mid-April arrival. Starting from $39,990 before on-road costs, the Korean manufacturer's first hot hatch dips below the magical $40,000 barrier, and comes standard with the higher-output 202kW/353Nm version (378Nm on overboost) of Hyundai's 2...


2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spied on the roads of Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. It's no secret the Korean manufacturer wants to expand its performance N line-up, and the four-door coupe version of the i30 looks like the next candidate...


Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty
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Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty

Hyundai is investigating the potential for warranty of its performance cars on the race track in the lead-up to the launch for the i30 N. As it stands, plenty of manufacturer warranties sit in a grey area for what is and what isn’t covered for their vehicles that find themselves out on a race track...


Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI
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Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI

The boss of Hyundai's N division says that the upcoming i30 N is better suited to regular track days and is more fun to drive than its direct rival, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Responding to questions from the Australian media at the Detroit motor show today, head of Hyundai N and former head of BMW’s M division, Albert Biermann, said the whole idea of going out with the brand’s first N model was to produce something more track focused and more fun to drive, rather than the softer approach offered by its German rival...


Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming
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Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming

Hyundai will follow Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz’s lead in creating sport model packs that can be optioned on standard variants to give a more focused appearance and feel. The Hyundai N Sport packages, as they will be most likely known, will offer an AMG-Line, S-line or M Sport-style enhancements that will see equipped vehicles upgraded with sportier suspension, retuned steering and visual enhancements...


2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled
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2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been revealed this week at the 2018 Detroit motor show, headlined by the Veloster N hot hatch. Four variants of the small coupe-come-hatchback have been revealed, the standard Veloster, the Veloster Turbo, the Veloster R-Spec and the Veloster N – all occupying a different spot on the potency scale...


Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia
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Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia

Hyundai Australia says it’s unlikely we'll see the recently-unveiled Veloster N in Aussie showrooms. Unlike the European-sourced i30 N, the new Veloster and Veloster N – unveiled today at the Detroit motor show – are being built in South Korea. While the 'regular' 2018 Veloster range is set to debut in the third quarter of this year, the N model remains unconfirmed...


Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand
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Hyundai i30 N sparking biggest ever interest for brand

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N hot hatch, which is expected to land in showrooms across Australia in March, has garnered the highest level of interest from the general public than any other Hyundai before it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia’s general manager of public relations, Bill Thomas, confirmed the high level of interest whilst also stating that it will be the best bang-for-your buck car in its class...


2019 Hyundai Veloster N revealed among leaked images
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N revealed among leaked images

Images of the new 2018 Hyundai Veloster have surfaced online, revealing not only the regular car but also the top-shelf, high-performance Veloster N. This isn't our first look at the new Veloster without disguise, although it is certainly the clearest sight yet. Likewise, the N variant had previously been seen only in heavy camouflage, spied during test...


Hyundai still undecided on i30 N line-up
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Hyundai still undecided on i30 N line-up

Hyundai Australia is still considering whether it should bring one or two models of its i30 N hot hatch as it gears up for the launch of its very first serious performance car in the first quarter of next year. The South Korean brand has the option of bringing in a ‘base model' i30 N in addition to the high-performance variant...