2021 Hyundai i30 N and Fastback N pricing revealed: specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
April 29, 2021

Pricing and specs have been confirmed for the refreshed Hyundai i30 N and Fastback N. Read on for full details on these revamped 280hp performance cars.

  • Refreshed Hyundai i30 N now on sale
  • Priced from £33,745
  • Revised bumper design
  • New headlights
  • New automatic gearbox
  • Larger infotainment screen
  • Re-tuned suspension
  • 280hp-only model on sale in UK

The reworked Hyundai i30 N is now on sale, with prices starting from £33,745. The hot hatch features more aggressive styling and the option of a dual-clutch automatic gearbox – a first for this VW Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R alternative.

2021 Hyundai i30 N price, specs and release date

The refreshed Hyundai i30 N is on sale from £33,745

The refreshed Hyundai i30 N is now on sale, with prices starting from £33,745 for the hatchback model and £34,495 for the more coupe-like Fastback N. The previous entry-level 250hp i30 N is no longer offered – instead, you’ll be able to buy a more powerful 280hp version known as the i30 N Performance.

Gone is the entry-level 250hp car — with the 280hp Performance option the only one destined for the UK

As standard, all cars get 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli P-Zero tyres for extra grip. A 10.25-inch infotainment system with navigation comes for no extra cost too, along with a host of N-focused interior tweaks including low-slung sports seats, metal pedals and blue stitching.

You can have the i30 N with a dual-clutch automatic for the first time

You’ve got the option of ‘N Light’ sports seats too, which are said to weigh 2.2kg lighter (each) than the standard seats while offering more support. These will cost you an extra £600, however.

There’s a dual-clutch automatic gearbox available for the i30 N for the first time too. Hatchbacks fitted with this eight-speed unit will cost from £35,695, with the automatic i30 Fastback N will cost from £36,445.

2021 Hyundai i30 N design

The new Hyundai i30 N gets a remodelled front bumper with more angular air intakes and revised lights. The outgoing car’s intake-mounted daytime running lights have gone and the new model integrates these as sharp V-shaped LEDs within the main headlights.

The i30 N’s silhouette is practically identical to the outgoing car’s. 

You’ll spot new alloy wheels at the side and a pair of updated brake lights and a subtly tweaked rear bumper at the rear. As before, the Hyundai i30 N’s bumpers come with bright red contrasting details – so you don’t mistake it for a run-of-the-mill i30.

In the UK, the i30 N is only available with a 280hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine

2021 Hyundai i30 N engine and gearbox

As before, the Hyundai i30 N comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. This produces 250hp as standard, but the UK will only get the 280hp Performance model. This version also comes with a limited-slip front differential to reduce wheelspin when you accelerate out of tight corners and larger, more powerful brakes.

The new Hyundai i30 N comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but you’ll be able to pay extra for a dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the first time. This eight-speed automatic can shift automatically or you can choose when to change gear using paddles behind the steering wheel.

The new i30 N is available with an automatic gearbox for the first time. 

2021 Hyundai i30 N driving

The outgoing Hyundai i30 N is a blast to drive, so Hyundai didn’t need to make too many changes for the new car. As such, Hyundai’s made a few tweaks to the suspension and steering systems to make the car a smidge more comfortable, but that’s it.

As before, the N model gets plenty of sporty upgrades over the standard i30.

2021 Hyundai i30 N interior

The new Hyundai i30 N’s cabin doesn’t look radically different from the outgoing car’s interior. You get a simple dashboard, a sporty steering wheel, a set of more supportive seats and a smattering of subtle N badges.

The 10.25-inch central touchscreen is new for 2021.

UK cars will get a 10.25-inch display as standard. This comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring so you’ll be able to use your favourite navigation and music-streaming apps through the car’s built-in screen.

2021 Hyundai i30 N safety

The new Hyundai i30 N comes with a bolstered range of safety features. You can get automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot warning and rear-cross-traffic assist that’ll warn you if you’re about to reverse out of a parking space into traffic.

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