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Hyundai's Golf GTI-fighter revealed: Will the new i30 N arrive in SA?

2017-07-14 11:54

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London - Hyundai has revealed its new hot hatch intended to rival the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and the Renault Megane RS. 

Hyundai SA confirmed to Wheels24 that it is considering the i30 N for local introduction though it could be years before we see it on our shores.

Here are seven things you should know about Hyundai's new i30N hot hatch:

1. The i30 N marks a new era for Hyundai as it introduces its first high-performance model under the 'N' line-up. 

2. The N-brand was created in Namyang and honed at the Nürburgring. The ‘N’ symbolises a track chicane...

3. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder T-GDI turbo engine delivers up to 202kW/353Nm.

4. High-performance features: Electronic Limited Slip Differential, Electronic Controlled Suspension, Rev Matching, Launch Control, high-performance tyres, lap timer and more.

5. Five different drive modes, including the N and N Custom modes, offer a variety of different configurations from comfort-oriented daily commuting to race track performance
Emotional sound thanks to a variable exhaust valve system

6. The i30 N is characterised by aggressive front and rear bumpers with larger air intakes and red character line, aerodynamic rear spoiler with triangular brake light, dual muffler exhaust, 18- and 19-inch wheels, sport seats, Performance Blue exterior colour inspired by Hyundai Motorsport

7. The i30 N will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in Nosovice. The facility opened in 2008 and started production of the first generation i30 the same year.


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