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Hyundai i30 Sedan N 2023: Elantra N twin gets a new face, due in Australia this year


The i30 Sedan N, known as the Elantra N in other markets, has been given a facelift for 2023 and will be coming to Australia 

Much like the upcoming facelifted i30 Sedan, the hot performance N version will also be getting a largely cosmetic update this year.

New images were posted by Hyundai Motor Group to Facebook today showing the i30 Sedan N, or the Elantra N and Avante N as it is called in other markets, with a redesigned front end. 

Most notable of the changes include a cleaner, less-angular front fascia together with the same full-width LED strip light that has been incorporated into the design of the upcoming Hyundai Kona

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N front 3/4
The Hyundai i30 Sedan N has a new face

Other styling amendments include a new design for the 19-inch alloy wheels, along with a redesigned front grille surround. The rest looks very similar to the current i30 Sedan N that is currently on sale in Australia, including a strip of bright red trim that runs around the entire vehicle. 

The Sedan N, along with the rest of the i30 sedan range, are expected to launch in Australia by the end of 2023. 

Has there been any powertrain enhancements or changes?

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N lights
New full-width LED strip light and redesigned grille feature for the first time

Although unconfirmed, it’s likely that the engine in the i30 Sedan N has not been touched during the facelift.

This means that the current outputs of 206kW/392Nm from the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine are likely to stay as they are. The i30 Sedan N is also likely to retain the choice of either a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed dual-clutch transmission for buyers. 

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N front side
The facelifted i30 Sedan N is set to launch in Australia in 2023

The facelift update comes after Chasing Cars reported that Hyundai would refresh the entire i30 Sedan range during 2023. 

Like the i30 Sedan, it’s very likely that the interior of the N variant will remain much the same as before, with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch centre touchscreen likely to carry over from the existing car.