Good news for track day fiends eyeing off a Hyundai i30 N – it’s going to be covered under a track warranty.
The brand has announced that the i30 N will be covered by the five-year warranty, even if it’s on the circuit.
“Setting i30 N apart from its rivals is Hyundai’s willingness to embrace the car’s motorsport enthusiast origins with the standard Hyundai five-year unlimited-kilometre warranty also covering track use,” Hyundai says.
“The car can be used for casual track days, for driving training, for club events, and the like,” clarifies Hyundai Australia’s senior product manager Andrew Tuitahi.
The warranty only extends to non-competitive events. At the local launch, PR director Bill Thomas said the track cover was not to be confused with a racing warranty.
“It’s all spelled out in the documentation, but when it gets to the point that you’re competing with other cars on track then the warranty situation starts to fall down.”
“We’re just talking about informal track days, the type where you arrive and drive. That’s all fine.”
But Hyundai Australia’s senior product manager Andrew Tuitahi says he doesn’t expect customers to need the warranty much, even under hard use.
“Australia’s extreme climate, unique roads and challenging driving conditions became a focal point of global pre-production testing,” Tuitahi says.
In addition to testing against the weather, Hyundai also made sure the car would be capable of handling our ‘unique’ roads.
MOTOR recently reported that a specific suspension and chassis tune has been designed for Australia, while everywhere else in the world has standard-tune i30 Ns.
The i30 N is available in Australia, with pricing starting at $39,990 before on-roads.
Stay tuned for MOTOR’s local launch review of the i30 N, coming Thursday March 29.