Hot hatch high-performance looks combined with modest running costs.

Hyundai UK has officially announced pricing and specification of the latest model in its i30 range –  the N Line.

The new spec is designed to ape some of the high-performance looks of the i30 N hot hatch, while providing running costs that are less likely to make your eyes water – its 0-62 mph time of 8.9 seconds in six-speed manual guise isn't going to set the 'Ring on fire, but 48.7 mpg combined is a soothing balm in return. 

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Hyundai says that the N Line version of the family hatch brings some of the exterior styling of the i30 N, in the form of the front and rear bumper shared with N Line specific silver lower accents and N Line badging on the front wings. A twin exhaust, LED rear lamps and 18-inch Fastback design alloy wheels that come fitted with Michelin Pilot PS4 tyres complete the exterior.

In addition to performance styling, the i30 N Line models have also received changes to the mechanical setup – the suspension, brakes and engine response have been tweaked in order to enhance the driving experience over the more standard i30 models.

2018 Hyundai i30 N Line

Inside, the car gets the sports seats and leather steering wheel from the i30 N and a fancy new N Line gear lever. Safety-wise, the N Line gets lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and hill start assist as standard, as well as an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that comes with DAB as well as Apple and Android connectivity. 

Prices will start from £21,255 for the i30 N Line 1.4 T-GDi 138 bhp 6 speed manual, which offers cloth sports seats with manual height adjustability to both passenger and driver’s side, with further electrical adjustability on the driver’s side. A black headlining and chrome effect exterior door handles also differentiate the N Line from other i30 models. Air conditioning, automatic dimming rear view mirror and privacy glass also feature as standard. The N Line is also available with a seven-speed DCT transmission.

From £23,255, the i30 N Line + 1.4 T-GDi 138 bhp six-speed manual builds on the N Line trim level by offering heated leather and suede sports seats with electrical adjustment to both driver and passenger sides, manual height adjustment and drivers side memory function and heated steering wheel. N Line + trim also includes dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, automatic rain sensing wipers, and an 8-inch touchscreen satnav. The N Line + is also available with a seven-speed DCT transmission.

2018 Hyundai i30 N Line

The i30 N Line is available in a choice of 10 colours – Engine Red and Polar White are solid finish, no cost options. Champion Blue, Stellar Blue, White Sand, Micron Grey, Olivine Grey, Fiery Red, Platinum Silver and Phantom Black are all metallic or pearl paint finishes, a £585 option.

Hyundai says that all i30 N Line models come with the Korean manufacturer’s fie-year unlimited mileage warranty, roadside assistance package, five-year annual health check and a 12-year anti corrosion warranty.

The new Hyundai i30 N Line goes on sale in the UK on 3 September. 

i30 N Line pricing

       

Model

Fuel Type

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

VED Band

Recommended On The Road Price

N Line 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 6 speed manual

Petrol

133

H

£21,255.00

N Line 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 7 speed DCT

Petrol

129

G

£22,255.00

N Line + 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 6 speed manual

Petrol

133

H

£23,255.00

N Line + 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 7 speed DCT

Petrol

129

G

£24,255.00

Gallery: 2018 Hyundai i30 N Line