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Hyundai i30 Sedan N 2024: fresh face and revised suspension coming to Australia


Hyundai says that its facelifted i30 Sedan N become safer, more comfortable and has seen changes in the looks department

Hyundai Australia has officially unveiled its facelifted i30 Sedan N, which is set to launch in Australia early in 2024. 

As a direct competitor to the likes of the Skoda Octavia RS, the upcoming refreshed i30 Sedan N will don a new face to put it more in line with the design of other new Hyundai products, such as the new-look Kona small SUV

Core output figures remain unchanged for the i30 Sedan N, meaning that the sedan still produces 206kW/392Nm thanks to its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. 

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N facelift front angle driving shot duo
The updated Hyundai i30 Sedan N is coming to Australia early in 2024

The news comes just after the Hyundai i30 N hatch and more affordable i20 N hatch went back on sale in Australia after orders were temporarily paused to allow Hyundai to catch up with the demand for its N cars. 

Updated pricing and the full specification for the i30 Sedan N in Australia is expected shortly.  

What exactly has changed for the Hyundai i30 Sedan N for 2024?

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The new i30 Sedan N has a slightly new look over the old car

On the design front, the i30 Sedan N now features a new-look front end, with an integrated LED light bar that spans the entire face of the vehicle. 

The ride and handling has been improved according to Hyundai, who says that the engine mounts have been reinforced and new rear suspension dampening improved with slight changes to componentry.

The steering system has also been revised, which Hyundai says provides better feedback and “direct feeling”. 

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N facelift inside driving shot interior
The i30 Sedan N should be fun on road and on the track

Cooling has also seen enhancements, with a new duct-style air guard guiding air flow to “maximise speed, improve aerodynamics, fuel efficiency and cooling ability in extreme conditions.”

Is the i30 Sedan N faster than before?

Quite possibly, however Hyundai have not released performance numbers for the 2024 i30 Sedan N just yet.
We could see a slight increase in 0-100km/h time, but we will have to wait and see to test the car in a future Chasing Cars review!

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