Warming up to small sedan
HYUNDAI has revealed details of its warmed-up i30 Sedan N Line, set to launch in Australia later this year.
The N Line range will headline the i30 Sedan range — nee the Elantra — with the same 150kW/ 265Nm 1.6-litre fourcylinder turbo-petrol engine in its Cerato GT rival. It’s paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and has a raft of mechanical upgrades for more sportiness: 18-inch alloy wheels, a stiffer suspension including a multi-link independent rear set-up and larger front-brake rotors.
Auto variants score paddle shifters and a selection of drive modes, plus interior upgrades including a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel with metallic spokes, N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents and leather inserts, and alloy pedals.
The N Line range also gets sporty exterior touches.
The grille is designed to be more aggressive-looking and adds an N Line badge and intricate geometric pattern, while the front end also has arrow-shaped air curtains for better aerodynamic performance and engine cooling.
There are racy side skirts and glossy black moulding on the wheel wells, sideview mirrors and side skirts.
At the back is a sculpted rear end with integrated spoiler to further enhance aerodynamics, plus chrome twin exhausts and N Line rear diffuser.
Safety gear includes lane-keeping assist, lane-following assist, highbeam assist, driver-attention warning, blind-spot collision avoidance assist and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, while comforts include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Pricing will be revealed closer to launch.