Currently reading: New Hyundai i30 N Line prices start at £21,255
N Line model receives new bumpers, larger wheels and firmer suspension to bridge gap between regular car and i30N
Sam Sheehan
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2 mins read
6 August 2018

Hyundai has launched its first N Line model for the i30 hatchback, with prices starting from £21,255.

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.

The car is available with the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engine, which is the most powerful unit offered in the regular range.

Inside, a perforated leather steering wheel and N-branded gearlever knob are nods to the car’s ranking. N-branded suede sport seats that provide better lateral support are available as an option.

Hyundai Europe marketing and product boss Andreas-Christoph Hofmann said the success of the i30N has spurred on the launch of this new variant.

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“Now we are extending that feeling to a wider audience with the new i30 N Line,” he said. “We believe the comprehensive package of design and engineering enhancements will continue to attract more new customers to the Hyundai brand in Europe.”

UK pricing won't be announced until sales open later in the summer, but a starting price of around £21,000 is likely. This would rank the model just above the 1.4 SE Nav version.

While unconfirmed, the fastback variant of the i30 is expected to be offered in N Line form at a later stage, following the launch of the i30N Fastback. It'll be part of Hyundai's growing range of driver's cars, following the launch of its N division last year. The firm, which has former BMW M engineering boss Albert Biermann as its performance development boss, tests all of its models with stints at the Nürburgring as part of this strategy.

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19 July 2018

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

FMS

19 July 2018
xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

 

Blah, blah, blah...usual disconnect between brain(?) and finger. The subjective quote is JUST your OPINION...you seem singularly unable to understand that whatever variant of a car, a prospective buyer wishes to term a warm hatch, is the one that works for him/her.

 

What then is your eagerly awaited opinion of the Kia Picanto GT Line S, with less than 100hp, dual exhaust (the above Hyundai has not got twin...this would be one both left and right of centre of car) and a leather steering wheel?. Kia don't class this as a warm hatch and in any case, buyers can accept/dismiss manufacturers claims to suit themselves...or do you imagine they are waiting with baited breath for your pronouncements?.

 

Try bridging the gap/chasm in your automotive knowledge, by staying away...a decade should do it. TWIT

19 July 2018
FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

 

Blah, blah, blah...usual disconnect between brain(?) and finger. The subjective quote is JUST your OPINION...you seem singularly unable to understand that whatever variant of a car, a prospective buyer wishes to term a warm hatch, is the one that works for him/her.

 

What then is your eagerly awaited opinion of the Kia Picanto GT Line S, with less than 100hp, dual exhaust (the above Hyundai has not got twin...this would be one both left and right of centre of car) and a leather steering wheel?. Kia don't class this as a warm hatch and in any case, buyers can accept/dismiss manufacturers claims to suit themselves...or do you imagine they are waiting with baited breath for your pronouncements?.

 

Try bridging the gap/chasm in your automotive knowledge, by staying away...a decade should do it. TWIT

Here we go again stalker. I'll make it simple for you. I don't think its a warm hatch and I don't need a simple hate filled sole to tell me otherwise. Now jog on and get a life

FMS

6 August 2018
xxxx wrote:
FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

 

Blah, blah, blah...usual disconnect between brain(?) and finger. The subjective quote is JUST your OPINION...you seem singularly unable to understand that whatever variant of a car, a prospective buyer wishes to term a warm hatch, is the one that works for him/her.

 

What then is your eagerly awaited opinion of the Kia Picanto GT Line S, with less than 100hp, dual exhaust (the above Hyundai has not got twin...this would be one both left and right of centre of car) and a leather steering wheel?. Kia don't class this as a warm hatch and in any case, buyers can accept/dismiss manufacturers claims to suit themselves...or do you imagine they are waiting with baited breath for your pronouncements?.

 

Try bridging the gap/chasm in your automotive knowledge, by staying away...a decade should do it. TWIT

Here we go again stalker. I'll make it simple for you. I don't think its a warm hatch and I don't need a simple hate filled sole to tell me otherwise. Now jog on and get a life

 

Your post should have ended with a full stop after these 3 words...let me illustrate this for you..." I don't think."

 

Its no challenge picking a TWIT up for lack of vocabulary and inability to structure a sentence...you should consider giving yourself a life sentence, away from posting comments. TWIT

 

Only just able to make it simple, as you can only function in terms of being simple.

 

In the context of your ill thought out sentence, the word is spelt thus "soul". TWIT

19 July 2018
xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

Are you implying this same train of though to:

Audi S-Line

BMW M-Sport

MB - AMG Line

VW - R Line

as...erm I am not sure what you mean....it is exactly what a lot of people want. "Sporty" looks and cheap to run, nice to look at etc. 

 

19 July 2018
drivenfromtherearplease wrote:

xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

Are you implying this same train of though to:

Audi S-Line

BMW M-Sport

MB - AMG Line

VW - R Line

as...erm I am not sure what you mean....it is exactly what a lot of people want. "Sporty" looks and cheap to run, nice to look at etc. 

 

No I'm saying I don't think it's a warm hatch

FMS

6 August 2018
drivenfromtherearplease wrote:

xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

Are you implying this same train of though to:

Audi S-Line

BMW M-Sport

MB - AMG Line

VW - R Line

as...erm I am not sure what you mean....it is exactly what a lot of people want. "Sporty" looks and cheap to run, nice to look at etc. 

 

 

Very fair point, shame xxxx=zzzz doesn't understand economics and the art of spending one's own money how one wishes. xxxx does not have either a train of thought, or even a thought worth sharing, check out their previous comments, littered throughout, as no job, no purpose, no friends, except that mouldy sofa. xxxx=TWIT, beyond redemption, it seems.

FMS

6 August 2018
FMS wrote:

drivenfromtherearplease wrote:

xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

Are you implying this same train of though to:

Audi S-Line

BMW M-Sport

MB - AMG Line

VW - R Line

as...erm I am not sure what you mean....it is exactly what a lot of people want. "Sporty" looks and cheap to run, nice to look at etc. 

 

 

Very fair point, shame xxxx=zzzz doesn't understand economics and the art of spending one's own money how one wishes. See similar well made point below. xxxx does not have either a train of thought, or even a thought worth sharing, check out their previous comments, littered throughout, as no job, no purpose, no friends, except that mouldy sofa. xxxx=TWIT, beyond redemption, it seems.

FMS

6 August 2018
FMS wrote:

FMS wrote:

drivenfromtherearplease wrote:

xxxx wrote:

138bhp 1.4-litre and it's needs larger brakes and pilot 4 tyres! Regardless of that my idea of a warm hatch this size is around 170hp not twin-exit exhaust tailpipes and a leather steering wheel.

This just doesn't bridge any gap

Are you implying this same train of though to:

Audi S-Line

BMW M-Sport

MB - AMG Line

VW - R Line

as...erm I am not sure what you mean....it is exactly what a lot of people want. "Sporty" looks and cheap to run, nice to look at etc. 

 

 

Very fair point, shame xxxx=zzzz doesn't understand economics and the art of spending one's own money how one wishes. See similar well made points from catnip and Highline2.0 below. xxxx does not have either a train of thought, or even a thought worth sharing, check out their previous comments, littered throughout, as no job, no purpose, no friends, except that mouldy sofa. xxxx=TWIT, beyond redemption, it seems.

19 July 2018

Nope. Previous gen had a Turbo model with 180hp and 18''s.

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