We have seen spy shots of the Hyundai i30N undergoing testing, but Hyundai has released a teaser video for its new hot hatch that will be revealed this week.
Photos by S.Baldauf / S.B. Medien
A while back we posted pictures of Hyundai's forthcoming i30N undergoing testing. While those photos didn't give away much in terms of what the new vehicle will look like, Hyundai has assured us that it will have the show to match the go. But more recently it also released images of the brand new i30, you can view those images here. Hyundai has now released a teaser video showing the i30N without camouflage ahead of its official reveal this week (13 July 2017). Watch the teaser above and stay tuned for more details soon.
Our spy photographer has caught what appears to be the real thing – the "N" version of the all-new i30. Reports indicate that the i30 N will offer 186 kW from its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. A performance package will see power rise to 205 kW. A 6-speed manual transmission will be offered initially with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission expected later. The i30N will also feature the company’s first electronically controlled mechanical limited-slip differential.
Those outputs put it squarely in the middle of a fiercely contested segment that features the likes of the of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and Renault Megane RS, and it will be interesting to see how the newcomer fares.
These latest photos and video give us a better look at this new performer from Hyundai and we can see details of the grille, air intakes, and front bumper. More "N"-badged performance models are expected in the future.
Watch the Hyundai i30N Undergoing Testing in the UK: