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Hyundai i30 N Line replaces SR warm hatch

By Cameron Kirby, 11 Dec 2018 News

Hyundai i30 N Line replaces SR warm hatch

The Hyundai i30 range has been reworked, bringing i30N-inspired styling to its accessible turbo hatch

HYUNDAI has revamped its i30 hatchback line-up, ditching the SR and SR Premium pair and replacing them with N Line and N Line Premium variants.

The N Line models start from $26,490, and mirror the standard features of the outgoing SR variants. The changes are stylistic, with the N Line differing from regular i30 models thanks to more aggressive front and rear bumper treatments, 18-inch alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber, and N Line badging.

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Inside the cabin there are sportier seats and a steering wheel and gear knob exclusive to the N Line, along with red highlights and contrasting black headlining.

N Line models are fitted with Hyundai’s 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Sitting above the regular N Line is the N Line Premium, which replaces the SR Premium as the sports flagship of the sub-i30N range. The N Line Premium has the same engine as the regular N Line, but is only available with a dual-clutch gearbox.

Both the N Line and N Line Premium benefit from a locally tuned suspension, with engineers in Australia working their magic on the car’s ride and handling to suit our unique road conditions.

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“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,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia chief executive officer, JW Lee.

“With the N Line, owners can have an i30 N-derived performance package combined with the everyday practicability of our core Hyundai models.”

Hyundai i30 pricing:

  • i30 Go

o   2.0-litre petrol: $19,990/$21,090 (manual/automatic)

o   1.6-litre diesel: $22,490/$24,990 (manual/automatic)

  • i30 Active

o   2.0-litre petrol:  $21,090/$23,390 (manual/automatic)

o   1.6-litre diesel: $23,590/$26,090 (manual/automatic)

  • i30 N Line

o   1.6-litre turbo: $26,490/$29,490 (manual/automatic)

  • i30 Elite

o   2.0-litre petrol: $27,790 (automatic)

o   1.6-litre diesel: $30,490 (automatic)

  • i30 N Line Premium

o   1.6-litre turbo: $34,990 (automatic)

  • i30 Premium

o   2.0-litre petrol: $32,790 (automatic)

o   1.6-litre diesel: $35,490 (automatic)

  • i30 N

o   2.0-litre turbo: $39,990 (manual)