Hyundai will offer hot, extra hot, and fastback versions.
The first Hyundai to wear the company's newly established N performance sub-brand label will come in two grades to hit two different price points.
The top-of-the-line i30N will make 271 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter inline-four. Power is sent through a electronically rev-matching 6-speed manual and standard electronic limited-slip differential.
According to Australia's Motoring, it will be complemented a second version with 247 horsepower. The target, says Bill Thomas of Hyundai Australia, is "offer more power and torque for less than [a Volkswagen GTI Sport with Performance Package]," which offers just 22o horses, an LSD, and Golf R brakes.
The lower-spec i30N would have a lower price tag, but no details were disclosed.
Furthermore, the i30N will come in a "fastback" body style, which may be exported to Australia. That may be an opportunity for us Yanks to get our hands on the i30N as well, as America if famously believed to be hatchback-averse. Neither version of the i30N hatchback are coming to the US.