Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center
Hyundai Motor Company
Korea, Republic of
The striking Hyundai i30 Sedan N is a compact high-performer designed as an everyday sports car for everyone, with a focus on fun, and racetrack-ready dynamic capability. A new inhouse developed eight-speed N DCT automatic makes i30 Sedan N’s searing performance even more accessible.
The brief for i30 Sedan N called for a style-focused compact high-performance four-door designed to give customers ample space and terrific practicality. i30 Sedan N’s purpose was to deliver an all-rounder that balanced easy daily use with driving fun and racetrack capability. i30 Sedan N had to provide superb safety through the design of the body and the application of driver assistance and advanced active safety technologies, as well as providing a high-quality, comfortable and convenient experience. Finally, as well as making a compelling choice for buyers of compact high-performance cars, it needed to provide a halo model for Hyundai.
i30 Sedan N bullseyes the brief with a striking coupe-like body with appeal beyond the model’s positioning, and a classy cabin featuring tactile leather and brushed aluminium finishes. i30 Sedan N is also extremely spacious with a longer wheelbase than i30 N hatch bringing a corresponding increase in cabin space, and an ample 464L boot. i30 Sedan N provides excellent collision performance through considered design, materials and manufacturing. Hyundai SmartSense safety suite completes a safe package. A fitting halo model for Hyundai, i30 Sedan N is easy and fun–to-drive, with an array of advanced hardware and technology underpinning racetrack capability.
i30 Sedan N applies good design to make an impact, including: • Being a unicorn: giving customers an all-in-one car that combines racetrack-ready high-performance with 0-100km/h in 5.3sec and day-to-day practicality. It achieves this with N Grin control drive modes, a high-performance eight-speed DCT automatic, and Electronically Controlled Suspension with settings from comfort to racetrack. • Putting to the focus on driving fun: i30 Sedan N was designed for driving enjoyment and fun first and foremost, with power figures and lap-times second. • Providing a high-performance halo model – the strikingly styled i30 Sedan N grabs attention to be a powerful brand-shaper for Hyundai.
The striking Hyundai i30 Sedan N takes the place of the i30 Fastback N and complements the acclaimed i30 N hatchback. It is offered in a single highly equipped N Premium grade, with a 206kW turbo engine and a six-speed manual or eight-speed N DCT automatic transmission with e-LSD and front-wheel drive. The Hyundai i30 Sedan N raises the compact high-performance game through innovations such as: • Integrated Drive Axle design, a flow-on from Hyundai’s World Rally (WRC) program which improves ride, steering feel and handling • A Track Maps feature, which alerts you when you near a compatible racetrack and, with your track selected, lets you run an automatic lap timer • ‘Flat Power’ tuning, which leverages engine performance to make normal driving effortless • A Brake Prefill function, which maximises braking response by priming the braking system pressure as the accelerator pedal is being released, in readiness for brake application • An N Power Shift feature for the eight-speed N DCT auto which, when driving hard, reduces torque drop-off during upshifts to bring the involvement of a manual-like shove in the back • Electronic Control Suspension, which dynamically adjusts damping at each corner (up to 200 times/sec) to maximise comfort and/or handling