The i30 N Line uses new bumpers influenced by those fitted to the i30N hot hatch and it’s the first 'regular' i30 model to be offered with 18in wheels. There are also twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and wing-mounted N Line badges to illustrate the car’s N-inspired status.
Two tiers are available - N Line and N Line+, with N Line+ cars gaining a heated steering wheel, leather and suede seats with memory function on the driver’s seat and electrically-adjustable lumbar support for the passenger, dual-zone climate control and automatic wipers. The range-topping N Line+ automatic costs £24,255. The N Line goes on sale on 3 September.
Changes have been made beneath the skin, too, because the i30 N Line gets a slightly sportier chassis set-up to bridge the gap between the standard line-up and the red-blooded i30N. There are larger front brake discs and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.