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Hyundai i30 N 2022: Drive-N Limited Edition variant revealed

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Hyundai Australia is spicing up the i30 N hatch with a new limited edition model targeting both hot hatch fans and the brand’s ‘N-thusiasts’


Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has announced it will offer a new limited edition variant of the i30 N hot hatch called the i30 N Drive-N – just in case there wasn’t enough ‘N’ letter action associated with the brand. 

Just 180 examples of this limited-edition variant have been allocated for Australia, meaning that if you’re a fan of the brand, you’ll want to be putting your order in pronto. 

Only 620 Drive-N examples will be available across all of Europe, so in the grand scheme of things, the i30 N Drive-N is going to be quite a rare car. 

Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition bronze wheels
You’ll be able to spot a Drive-N edition thanks to its cool bronze wheels

According to Hyundai, Australia’s allocation of the i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition is the second largest by market or country, with 70 percent featuring a dual-clutch transmission and the remaining 30 percent fitted with a six-speed manual.

The i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition variant is based on the existing i30 N Premium sunroof model.

HMCA says the Drive-N Limited Edition specification will come at a “small additional cost”, however prices have not yet been revealed. 

Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition black driving
Power and torque outputs are unchanged over a ‘standard’ i30 N Premium

What does the Drive-N Limited Edition include?

If you were hoping this rare i30 N would also include a power and torque boost, you may be disappointed. The existing outputs of 206kW/392Nm remain for the Drive-N Limited Edition, but the real focus of this special is in the interior and exterior detailing. 

The Drive-N will feature exclusive 19-inch forged alloy wheels finished in dark bronze with a matte finish, black Hyundai badging and special decals for the front, side and rear. 

On the inside, the interior will feature a unique numbered plaque which proudly displays where it sits among the 800 cars available globally.

Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition interior
Lots of Alcantara has been added to the cabin to give it a really sporty feel

Leather has been ditched in favour of Alcantara on the steering wheel, gear lever, armrest and handbrake surfaces, while red accents will feature on the seat inserts and stitching, the seatbelts and ‘exclusive’ floor mats. 

Hyundai i30 N 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • i30 N Premium auto: $49,000
  • i30 N Premium manual: $49,000
  • i30 N Premium auto (sunroof): $51,000
  • i30 N Premium manual (sunroof): $51,000