Hyundai has unveiled its new 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line ahead of its local debut later this year.
Packing Hyundai’s 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 265Nm of torque, power is dispensed to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission. If this sounds familiar, it’s the same drivetrain as the Hyundai Veloster, amongst others.
Hyundai says the new model has been engineered to deliver ‘enhanced driving fun’, thanks to several mechanical improvements to the i30 Sedan’s, including increased suspension stiffness, multi-link independent rear suspension and larger 18-inch alloy wheels behind which hide larger front brake rotors. The model also comes with paddle shifters and a Drive Mode Selector.
On the styling front, the i30 Sedan N Line benefits from an exclusive styling package both inside and out to distinguish it from ‘regular’ models.
Outside, the cascading grille gets a more aggressive look with an N Line badge and intricate geometric pattern, while the arrow-shaped air curtains on the lower fascia support aerodynamic performance and engine cooling, as well as providing a sporty touch.
Meanwhile, the glossy black moulding on the wheel wells, wing mirrors and side skirts provide a touch of modern sophistication to the overall appearance.
At the back, there’s an integrated spoiler, chrome twin exhaust and N Line rear diffuser to add to the car’s performance-inspired styling.
Inside, the N Line gets sports front seats, a unique colour scheme incorporating black trim with red stitching, as well as alloy pedals and a sports steering wheel and gear knob.
Safety systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.
Following the launch of the new i30 Sedan N Line, Hyundai plans to launch Sonata N Line with 2.5-litre turbocharged GDI engine in 2020 to further expand the N Line line-up.
“The new i30 Sedan N Line model will appeal to customers who favour a sporty look and spirited driving performance,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group. “The expanded range will help solidify i30’s position as a leader in the small car passenger segment.”