Hyundai I30 Hatchback | 2.0T GDI N 5dr

HYUNDAI I30 HATCHBACK 2.0T GDI N 5drHYUNDAI I30 HATCHBACK 2.0T GDI N 5drHYUNDAI I30 HATCHBACK 2.0T GDI N 5dr
HYUNDAI I30 HATCHBACK 2.0T GDI N 5drHYUNDAI I30 HATCHBACK 2.0T GDI N 5dr

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£329.64Per month inc VAT
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£274.70Per month ex VAT
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£2,472.30ex VAT

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,966.76 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,472.30 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • 1 speed non intermittent rear windscreen wiper
  • Automatic defog system
  • Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
  • Front and rear electric windows with anti-trap mechanism and one touch control
  • Heated rear windscreen with washer
  • Rear windows and tailgate privacy glass
  • Tinted glass with windscreen shade band
BRAKES
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • EBD Brake Assist
  • Electronic stability control
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Manual parking brake
  • Red brake calipers
  • Torque vectoring brake
  • Traction control
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Electronically controlled suspension
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
COMMUNICATION
  • Android Auto
  • Apple car play
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
  • Wireless phone charging pad
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control
  • Drive mode buttons
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane departure warning system with lane keep assist - LKAS
  • N mode button
  • Parking guidance system
  • Parking system with rear camera and guidance system
  • PAS
  • Rack motor driven power steering
  • Speed limit recognition
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 8" touchscreen satellite navigation including traffic messaging channel, map care and live services
  • Colour driver's information system display
  • Digital clock
  • Driver's supervision instrument cluster with 4.2" LCD display
  • N exclusive sport cluster
  • Performance information display
  • Rev matching system
  • Roll over sensor
  • Shift timing indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicator
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Black door mirrors
  • Door mirror LED indicator lights
  • Heated door mirrors with electric adjustment and power folding function
ENGINE
  • Intelligent Stop and Go
  • Launch control
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 front and 2 rear speakers with 2 tweeters
  • Audio control
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Radio with stereo, RDS with MP3 compatibility
  • Radio/CD with MP3 and WMA compatibility
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • USB ports in centre console
  • USB/aux input socket
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Active variable exhaust system
  • Black side sills
  • Black window surrounds
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Bumper accents
  • N exclusive front and rear bumpers
  • N exclusive radiator grille
  • N exclusive rear diffuser
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear stiffness bar
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Solid paint
  • Twin exhaust pipes
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight with follow me home function
  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • Door mirror puddle lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlamp levelling
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • Rear LED lights
  • Smart high beam headlights
  • Smoked tail lights
  • Static Cornering lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Automatic climate control with defog system for front windscreen
  • Rear air vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power outlets in front console and luggage compartment
  • 12v socket in front centre armrest storage compartment
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Artificial leather door centre trim
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Black interior door handles
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric active sound design
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front armrest with storage box
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Glove compartment
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with shift knob
  • N branded aluminium door sill trims
  • Rear armrest with cupholder
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Variable boot floor
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front, rear and luggage compartment interior lights
  • Interior front map reading light and sunglasses holder
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Active front headrests
  • Airbags - front, front side and curtain airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with forward collision warning system
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display - TPMS
SEATS
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Active head restraints
  • Driver's electric adjustable lumbar support
  • Driver's seat manual extendable seat cushion
  • Front head restraints with vertical and horizontal adjustment
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • N exclusive sports seats
SECURITY
  • Deadlocks
  • Drive away door locking
  • Folding key
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control central locking
  • Smart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button
  • Speed sensitive automatic door locking
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS
  • 18" Michelin PSS performance tyres
  • Michelin Tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Emergency space saver spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 176
  • HC: 27E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 86
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1998
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 86
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 36.7
  • EC Extra Urban: 47.9
  • EC Urban: 26.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 12.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 7.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 6.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.1
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: T GDI
  • Coin Series: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 10
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 5
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 68
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 250
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 88
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 5
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 64
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 84
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 6.4
  • BHP: 250
  • Engine Power KW: 184
  • Engine Power RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 260
  • Engine Torque MKG: 36
  • Engine Torque NM: 353
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1451
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4335
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.6
  • Wheelbase: 2650
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1795
  • Width (including mirrors): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 381
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1950
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1287
  • Max. Roof Load: 80
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 700
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1400
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 550

Reviews

Hyundai I30 Hatchback QUITE A PERFORMANCE (75/100)

Hyundai's i30 N is a hot hatch that's guaranteed to surprise you. Most buyers will choose the uprated 'Performance' version. Jonathan Crouch drives it to find out why.

Ten Second Review

Hyundai's i30 N is Korea's very first really credible performance hot hatch. Every car in this segment claims to be engineered to get your heart pumping and your pulse racing but this one really can. Track-tamed and road ready, it'll surprise you enormously. And the version you'll want is this upgraded 'Performance' model.

Background

Hyundai was determined that a frantically quick i30 would be the model they would use to launch their performance 'N' sub-brand to the world, building on their World Rally Championship exploits. It would prove that the company could make properly credible fast cars and give the image of this fast-growing South Korean maker a much-needed boost. So Chief Engineer Albert Biermann and his colleagues rolled up their sleeves and got to work, changing.... well just about everything that matters in order to create the completed i30 N model. We decided to test it in its top 'Performance' guise. The 'N' by the way, references 'Namyang', Hyundai's global R&D centre in Korea. And the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, where over 6,000 miles of testing produced the finished product, hence the way the letter's logo symbolises a racetrack chicane. But exactly how good is this car? You're about to find out....

Driving Experience

Just about everything that could be changed in creating this high performance derivative absolutely has been. Aluminium has been added to the electronically controlled suspension to reduce weight and increase stiffness, plus there's a bespoke-fit set of adaptive dampers. The single gearbox option, a 6-speed manual stick-shift, has been specially developed for this car and its clutch is uprated. There's also a selectable rev-matching system to make you sound like Fernando Alonso when you're downshifting through the gears. In addition, the brakes are beefier, camber stiffness is up and the Pirelli P Zero tyres are of a unique compound. Yes, the 2.0-litre GDI engine is derived from a unit that Hyundai's had on its books for some time, but it's been embellished with a new turbo and a new intake manifold. There are two variants on offer, a standard model offering 250PS and this top 275PS 'Performance' version which gets two extra key engineering features. One is an emotive-sounding Active variable exhaust; the other is a proper mechanical electronic limited slip differential for extra cornering traction. Both are features you'll want, plus this 'Performance' derivative is of course also slightly quicker off the mark than its standard stablemate. Make full use of the standard Launch Control feature and you'll reach 62mph in just 6.1s en route to an artificially limited top speed of 155mph. Various driving settings are available to you as an i30 N driver. The one you'll want to try is the most ballistic 'N-mode', which dials steering, throttle and suspension settings right up to the max. There's also a configurable 'N-Custom' programme that allows you to choose different settings for different dynamic elements and set this Hyundai up just as a professional driver would set up his race car. Brilliant.

Design and Build

It must be difficult to know how to visually pitch a hot hatch of this kind if you're a company starting out in this segment. At the front, extra cooling vents are incorporated right across the lower part of the nose section so as to channel air towards the GDI Turbo engine and the uprated brakes. Enough with that: let's take a seat at the wheel. Should you go looking for it, there's subtle 'N'-branding on the floor mats, the door sill scuff plates, the steering wheel and on this lovely tactile round gear knob; plus there are these unusual light blue 'Drive Mode' and 'N mode' buttons on the steering wheel. But that's about it in terms of the cabin changes made to create this shopping rocket model. Time to move to the back seat. And once inside? Well what can we tell you? It's not the roomiest rear cabin in the class - you'll need a Skoda Octavia vRS for that - but by the standards of most other family hatch-sized GTi segment contenders, the space provided in the rear is quite competitive and probably as much as most buyers will need. As for boot space, well the 381-litre cargo capacity is class-competitive.

Market and Model

There are two i30 N variants on offer, both with five doors and both using basically the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine driving through the front wheels and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. As is common at this price point, there's no paddleshift auto option, nor is there the chance to specify 4WD. The standard model puts out 250PS, costs around £25,000 and is targeted at conventional family hatch shopping rockets like Volkswagen's Golf GTI and Ford's Focus ST. Hyundai though, expects over 90% of i30 N buyers to find the extra £3,000 to get themselves into the alternative £28,000 'N Performance' variant that we tried. With this more desirable derivative, you get a version of that same GDI engine tuned to develop 275PS, plus an important package of extra engineering features including an electronic limited slip differential and an active variable exhaust system, plus some tempting trimming embellishments. In this upgraded form, this Hyundai can tilt at more powerful volume class contenders like the SEAT Leon Cupra 300 and the Renaultsport Megane. And - potentially - even start to trouble so-called 'Super Hatches' with just over 300PS, cars like Honda's Civic Type R and Volkswagen's Golf R. Standard camera-driven safety features include 'AEB' 'Autonomous Emergency Braking', 'DAA' 'Driver Attention Alert', an 'LKAS' 'Lane Keeping Assist System', an 'SLIF' ' Speed Limit Information Function' and 'HBA' 'High Beam Assist'.

Cost of Ownership

Before perusing this i30 N model's fuel and CO2 stats, we'd expected it to lag behind rivals a little in that regard. After all, the 2.0-litre GDI petrol unit this model's turbo powerplant is based around doesn't have a reputation for being particularly frugal, plus there's the fact that with a kerb weight of around 1.5-tonnes, this car is one of the heavier hot hatches in this segment. As it is though, this Hyundai gets pretty close to the required class standard. The ordinary version manages 40.4mpg on the combined cycle and 159g/km of CO2, figures that fall only slightly to 39.8mpg and 163g/km if you go for this upgraded 'Performance' model. That translates into a Benefit-in-Kind tax liability of either 30 or 31%. Of course, as usual with a hot hatch, if you get anywhere near the quoted figures in real world use, then you probably shouldn't have bothered buying the car in the first place. Still, if you are in a frugal state of mind, it's useful to be able to slot into the 'Eco' driving mode and focus all of the car's systems on efficiency. As you'd expect, the i30 N features the brand's 'ISG' Intelligent Stop and Go technology that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Insurance is group 28E.

Summary

Is this the fastest, most involving hot hatch for sale at this price point? Having put this i30 N to a thorough test, we'd say so. Which is an astonishing achievement from a manufacturer with virtually no previous GTi experience whatsoever. Perhaps it helped Hyundai's engineers that there was no particular industry expectation that they would succeed here - no sporting brand values to uphold, no illustrious predecessor to match. Of course, there are faster, grippier and more extreme hot hatches than this, but they're all much more expensive. And, in most cases, no more fun. Perhaps Hyundai's World Rally Championship exploits have played a part in making all this possible. Or maybe it's just the single-minded determination of the development team to make this i30 into a memorable driving machine, whatever it took. Either way, what's served up here is N-couraging, N-ergised and N-gaging. But will it be N-nough to deliver instant credibility for Hyundai in this segment? It'll be interesting to see.

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