As well as a range of revisions aimed at changing the driving characteristics of the car, N Line trim comprises a number of design elements carried over from the hot i30 Fastback N. The performance of the standard 1.4-litre T-GDI engine is unchanged, but modifications made to the chassis and suspension settings aim to offer sharper handling.
Among the styling cues taken from the N, the N Line model is decorated with a red reflector line on the rear bumper, black headlight surrounds, a triangular foglight and a rear diffuser.
Inside, an N-badged steering wheel, sport seats, metal pedals and an N-branded shift knob enhance the similarities between the N Line and its range-topping inspiration.
Hyundai claims the N Line offers benefits beyond appearance, stating that enhanced engine response and exhaust sounds cultivate “a more engaging driving experience”. PS4 Michelin Performance tyres are wrapped around 18in alloy wheels to further differentiate the N Line from the standard i30 Fastback.