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Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatch revealed at Frankfurt

2017-09-18 11:25

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Germany - Hyundai has revealed its new i30 N, its first high-performance car under the N line-up, at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. 

Built on the New Generation i30, the i30 N has, says Hyundai "been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on the track". It's due to be launched in Europe by the end of 2017.

Why the 'N' moniker? The ‘N’ stands for Namyang, Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in Korea, the N logo symbolises a chicane and overall the car is inspired by Hyundai Motorsport’s experience in WRC since 2014.

Corner rascal

Powering the new model is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine capable of 202kW/353Nm (378 Nm with Overboost function). Power is driven to the front-wheels via a six-speed manual.

The N Corner Carving Differential enhances grip and delivers maximum power to the road. For the real enthusiasts the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can be switched off.

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Class-leading safety

The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) fitted in the i30 N operates in three stages using camera sensors. First, it warns the driver visually and audibly. In a second step, it controls the brakes according to the collision danger stage, and in a third stage applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage if a collision is unavoidable.

The Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) senses the car’s position and alerts the driver about unsafe movements at speeds over 60km/h. 

Road speed signs are immediately recognised by the Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW), which displays the speed limit in real time. The navigation system display and the TFT cluster both show the information.

A High Beam Assist (HBA) detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane ahead at night and changes to low-beam lights as appropriate, thereby reducing blinding effects on other drivers. HBA automatically re-activates the high beams and therefore maximises the driver’s range of vision as soon as no vehicles are detected.

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