If you’re in the market for a hatch it’s hard to go past the Hyundai i30. The Korean hatch is a true all-rounder blending value with stacks of standard features, a locally tunned ride and above average build quality. For 2019 Hyundai has announced a tweaked model line-up that replaces the sporty SR variant with new N Line and N Line Premium models.
The SR sat below the blistering i30N hot hatch, but now customers can get even closer to the halo car via a number of N inspired enhancements. The front and rear bumpers now have a more aggro look. 18-inch alloys are wrapped in performance Michelin tyres helping to fill out the wheel arches and special N Line badging adorns the exterior.
The cabin has also been spruced up thanks to unique N line front sports seats, steering wheel and gear knob, red highlights plus black headlining. N Line models also score the more powerful 150kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine matted to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch-transmission. The suspension tune is more aggressive than the rest of the range completing the picture.
Hyundai Australia CEO JW Lee said, “The new 2019 i30 N Line models build on the sporty appeal of the previous i30 SR to make our award-winning small car an even more compelling proposition,”
“With the N Line, owners can have an i30 N-derived performance package combined with the everyday practicability of our core Hyundai models.”
Pricing starts from $26,490 through to $35,490.
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.