Hyundai have just announced Uk pricing and spec for the new i30 N.
Prices will start at £24,995 and it will be offered in 2 versions.
The i30 N 250 PS and the i30 N Performance 275 PS.
The i30 N Performance price starts at £27,995.

This is Hyundai first performance car under the new N sub-brand. First impressions?
This is a really good first effort.
I had a good poke around it at this years Frankfurt Autoshow, where it was sitting on the Hyundai stand next to the TCR racing version.

We Blog Any Car likes alternative cars and this is definitely NOT your normal GTI hot hatch.
Take a look at its styling, you will not mistake it for a German or Spanish hot hatch.
Yes……….. it is competing in a very well established and tough market but judging by its sporty front/rear bumpers, flashes of red trims, black side skirts, 2 menacing exhaust tail pipes and 19 inch alloy wheels this car looks ready for business.

Inside, the sporty theme continues with its broad but comfy sports front seats.

The interior build quality is impressive. All the buttons and switch gear have a German premium feel to them.

I really liked the steering wheel mounted Drive Mode Buttons. You can change the engine and suspension settings easily by scroll through the menus.

We Blog Any Car stats:

  • 2.0 litre engine
  • Turbo
  • i30 N 250 power
  • i30 N Performance 275 power
  • 6.4 seconds 0 to 62mph (i30 N)
  • 6.1 seconds 0 to 62mph (i30 N Performance)
  • 155 mph max speed (electronically limited)

It will be on sale in the UK from the 4th January 2018.
I really like what Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said,

“We are incredibly excited about the arrival of Hyundai’s first high-performance model under the N line-up. As well as the great value that our customers expect, the i30 N offers advanced technology and a high level of driver customisation – meaning it can play the role of comfort-oriented commuter as well as race track-ready performance car.”

We Blog Any Car Thoughts……………….

I have not driven this car but I did spend time inside taking in its character. I have a feeling that what Tony Whitehorn has said has really hit the nail on the head with this car.