Hyundai New Zealand introduce sporty i30 N-Line variant

Building on the much-loved appeal of the existing model, the sporty new i30 N-Line brings an edgier look to the i30 model range.

The new 2019 i30 N-Line model introduces exterior and interior enhancements inspired by the potent i30 N performance hot hatch.

The N-Line features the 150kW 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is the most powerful amongst the regular i30 range, also making 265Nm of torque between 1500 and 4500rpm.

Hyundai New Zealand international rally star, Hayden Paddon is excited about spending some quality time in the N-Line after a getting a taste of what it has to offer.

“I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to drive some special cars and Hyundai’s ‘hot-hatch’ the i30 N is definitely one of those. It’s great to see the i30 N ‘DNA’ flow through to the rest of the i30 range and I am absolutely pumped to take the N-Line for a good spin in the coming weeks.”

Externally, the i30 N-Line gets aggressive front and rear bumpers inspired by the existing i30 model, along with 18-inch alloy wheels equipped with performance-based Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres and 'N-Line' badging. The interior, meanwhile, gets model-specific front sports seats with carbon-look trim, sports steering wheel, sports gear knob, red highlights (including seatbelts), along with a black headliner.

Under the skin, the N-Line model features a unique sports suspension tune compared to existing i30 models. Remaining specification is very similar to the i30 Limited and includes an exhaustive list of features including a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, 8” touchscreen with satellite navigation and much more.

Hyundai New Zealand General Manager Andy Sinclair predicts the shift to a more modern i30 N-Line will be immensely popular.

Sinclair says, “The new i30 N-Line model builds on the award winning competence of the i30 to make this global award-winning car even more appealing. The sophisticated sporty style of the new N-Line is a fitting evolution of its predecessor."

Hyundai’s Connected Car Service ‘AutoLink Premium’ is also compatible with the i30 N-Line which provides a seamless overview of vehicle data, including real-time diagnostics, tyre pressure monitoring, driving history statistics, parking management, easy service booking, automatic access to roadside assistance and remote vehicle functions.

The i30 N-Line model starts from $43,990 and is available nationwide through the Hyundai dealer network.