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First N-badged Hyundai performance model has been testing at the 'Ring before it goes on sale this autumn for less than £30,000

The hot Hyundai i30N - a rival to the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST, will be revealed at 1pm today, alongside the i30's Fastback variant. 

Hyundai i30 N revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show

Hyundai previewed its upcoming i30N in a new video of the hot hatch at the Nürburgring - released before the car is revealed on 13 July.

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It shows the future Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST rival being driven at pace on the track where much of its testing and development have taken place.

In the footage, the brand's head of vehicle testing and high performance development, Albert Biermann, says the car has been developed to withstand long stints at track pace.

Along with its road car testing, the brand entered two racing i30Ns into this year's Nürburgring 24 Hour event - something it said has helped improve the road car.

"We have everything available," he said. "It's too early now [for hybrid powertrains in N cars], but the time will come soon, definitely."

The car's engine produced 259bhp and 227lb ft at 6000rpm, suggesting the final road car could offer similar performance.

Hyundai has been working on the development of performance models since 2013, when it first launched the ‘N’ brand as part of its World Rally Championship assault. The company has a 3600m2 test facility at the Nürburgring.

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xxxx 15 March 2017

Right move

Just think a buyer can save and save for a Golf GTI then this comes along and if they save and save some more they can get an i30 instead. The price is crazy, no deal and it'll end up as difficult to shift as the current Type R
spanco 4 September 2016

Pricing dirt cheap is the

Pricing dirt cheap is the wrong move. Make the product good enough to justify the price tag and people will buy it, esp if it shifts perceptions of the brand.
xxxx 13 July 2016

I should think so, in fact it should read 'ALOT' less....

"The car is expected to be priced at less than £30,000" that's only slightly less than a Golf R, S3 or Focus RS all of which have more power and 4 wheel drive and, with the exception of the Focus, look way better inside and are put together better.
smokescreen38 13 July 2016

Hyundai I30N

xxxx wrote:

"The car is expected to be priced at less than £30,000" that's only slightly less than a Golf R, S3 or Focus RS all of which have more power and 4 wheel drive and, with the exception of the Focus, look way better inside and are put together better.

I totally agree. At circa £30k its way too close to the established brands, should be saying circa £20-25k to make it viable for big sales. Sorry its not a premium brand it's a Korean car. Good but not £30k good.