New Hyundai i30 N-Line Takes Off Camouflage During Track Test

Similar to how Audi‘s S Line kit makes their models look fast without necessarily having flagship-levels of power underneath the hood, Hyundai’s N-Line spec is looking to do the same within the Korean automaker’s range.

So while this i30 N-Line prototype might look almost as menacing as the 250 PS i30 N flagship (there’s a 275 PS version too), in reality it’s all about sporty exterior mods, such as the aggressive bumper design, dual exhaust system, side skirts and large roof spoiler.

The N badge on the front grille remains hidden though. As previously reported, we expect Hyundai to offer their N Line kit alongside most powertrains in the i30 range, including the 1.4-liter T-GDI with its 140 PS (138 HP) and 242 Nm (178 lb-ft) of torque. Whether you’ll also be able to dress up your 1.6-liter 110 PS (108 HP) CRDi diesel with N Line duds remains to be seen – but we don’t see why not.

It’s also likely that the automaker will include a set of lowering springs into the N-Line package, thus giving the new i30 more of a road presence while also improving the way it handles at speed.

Sporty details to be found inside the cabin as well

As for the interior, we could look inside the flagship i30 N for inspiration, although, if Kia’s own GT-Line is anything to go by (and it should be), the i30 N-Line should also boast a flat-bottom steering wheel, a leather-cloth upholstery combo with contrast stitching and perhaps even some metallic and/or faux-carbon trim elements.

We expect Hyundai to unveil the i30 N-Line sometime this year, while aiming it at rivals such as the Renault Megane GT Line and the previously-mentioned Ceed GT-Line.

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  • Edums

    The i30 benefits a lot from the sporty look. I think that the front of the car actually looks good, whereas the standard i30 looks too bland, almost mature-oriented.

  • SteersUright

    But why does it have to look so bad?

    • pidginTM

      huh? looks better than golf imo.

  • Vassilis

    So an N-Line 1.4 for example will look almost identical to the full-blown N. That’s not cool.

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