I30 N Devolopment Info & Facts

Hyundai Motor N line-up: born in Namyang, honed at the Nürburgring

The Hyundai i30 N is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance model under the N line-up. The ‘N’ stands for Namyang, Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in Korea, where the idea was born, and for the Nürburgring, home to Hyundai Motor’s European Test Centre, where the N line-up was further developed and tested.

The close connection between Namyang and Nürburgring created the foundation for N, the goal being to deliver driving enjoyment. Symbolising a chicane, the ‘N’ logo embodies this aspect – an agile vehicle that is fun to drive – and represents the ultimate driving experience on winding roads.

Nürburgring Testing Center

The Nürburgring Nordschleife was and continues to be used to hone N’s high-performance technologies. This year, the iconic Nürburgring race track turns 90 and is known as one of the world’s most challenging race tracks. With 73 corners and 20.8 kilometres of tarmac, it is also a motorsports complex and home to Hyundai Motor’s own 3,600 square metre testing centre, operated by the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center. Hyundai Motor’s accelerated durability tests are conducted there. Each car taking part in the tests laps the Nürburgring 420 to 480 times in both dry and wet conditions, simulating up to 180,000 km of severe driving –the equivalent of a normal vehicle’s lifecycle – in just four weeks.

Namyang R&D Center: Birthplace of the i30 N

Opened in 1995 in Hwaseong, South Korea, and employing 13,000 researchers, the Namyang R&D Center is the heart of Hyundai Motor’s global R&D network and the birthplace of the new i30 N.

Located on over 3.3 million square metres of land, it consists of various centres for design and engineering, powertrain, performance and test driving, an aero-acoustic wind tunnel, and environmental R&D. It is host to 34 roads, including a Belgian road, and a high-speed track that is 4.5 km long. In all, the site features a total road length of 70 km. The i30 N’s great road holding is the result of months of testing the aerodynamics at Hyundai’s Namyang Technology Research Centre in Korea and in the wind tunnel.

Produced in Europe

The i30 N will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in Nošovice (HMMC). The facility opened in 2008 and started production of the first generation i30 the same year. It has an annual production capacity of 350,000 cars and fulfils the highest quality standards to meet European customers’ expectations.

The HMMC facility also features a 3.3 km open test track on the factory grounds, ensuring that every vehicle is tested for dynamic properties, noise and functions, along with a full underbody check for fluid leakage and correct assembly.


Equipment Summary


Engine & transmission

N N Performance
2.0 T-GDi – 6 Speed Manual Transmission 2WD (250PS)
2.0 T-GDi – 6 Speed Manual Transmission 2WD (275PS)



N N Performance
18″ Alloy Wheels
19″ Alloy Wheels
Bumper Accents
Bumpers – Body Coloured
Door Mirrors – Black
Exterior Door Handles – Body Coloured
N Exclusive Front and Rear Bumpers
N Exclusive Radiator Grille
Rear Spoiler
Red Brake Caliper
Red Brake Caliper with N logo
Shark Fin Antenna
Window Surround – Black


Interior styling

N N Performance
Door Centre Trim – Artificial Leather
Door Sill – N Branded Aluminium
Headlining – Black Cloth
Interior Door Handles – Black
Interior Front Map Reading Light and Sunglasses Holder
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Knob



N N Performance
Driver’s Seat Electric Adjustments
Driver’s Seat Extendable Seat Cushion (Manual)
Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment (Electric)
Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support (Electric)
Driver’s Seat Memory Function
Front Passenger’s Seat Electric Adjustments
Front Passenger’s Seat Extendable Seat Cushion (Manual)
Front Passenger’s Seat Height Adjustment (Electric)
Front Passenger’s Seat Lumbar Support (Electric)
Head Restraints – Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment (Front)
Rear Seats – Split Folding (60/40)
Seat Trim – Cloth
Seat Trim – Leather (Seat Facings Only)


Ventilation & visibility

N N Performance
Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror
Automatic Headlight Follow-Me-Home Function
Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor
Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor
Climate Control with Automatic De-fog System for Front Windscreen
Cornering Lights – Static
Daytime Running Lights – LED
Door Mirrors Puddle Lights
Headlights – LED
Headlights – Smart High Beam
Indicator Lights – Door Mirror (LED)
Interior Lights – Front, Rear and Luggage Compartment
Privacy Glass – Rear Windows and Tailgate
Rear Air Vents – Centre Console
Rear Lights – LED
Rear Windscreen – Heated with Washer
Rear Windscreen Wiper – 1 Speed Non Intermittent
Smoked Tail Lights
Tinted Glass with Windscreen Shade Band



N N Performance
12V Power Outlets in Front Console and Luggage Compartment
Arm Rest – Front with Storage
Arm Rest – Rear with Cup Holders
Cruise Control
Cup Holders – Front
Door Mirrors – Electric Adjustment and Heated with Power Folding Function
Door Pockets – Front & Rear
Electric Windows – Front and Rear with Anti-Trap Mechanism and One Touch Control (Driver Window)
Glove Compartment
Intelligent Stop and Go
Parking Brake – Manual
Parking Sensors – Front and Rear
Parking System – Rear Camera and Guidance System
Smart Key – Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button
Spare Wheel – Emergency Space Saver (Alloy)
Steering Column – Height and Reach Adjustable
Sun Visors – with Driver and Passenger Vanity Mirrors Illuminated
Windscreen Washer Fluid Sensor and Warning Indicator


Technology & entertainment

N N Performance
Audio Control with Voice Recognition
Bluetooth® Connectivity with Voice Recognition
Driver’s Supervision Instrument Cluster with LCD Display (4.2″)
Phone Connection – Android Auto™
Phone Connection – Apple CarPlay™
Radio – Digital DAB
Radio – Stereo, RDS with MP3 Compatibility
Speakers – 2 Tweeters, 2 Front, 2 Rear
Steering Wheel Audio, Phone and Cruise Controls
Touchscreen Satellite Navigation (8″) including Traffic Messaging Channel, Mapcare and Live Services
Trip Computer
USB – Centre Console
Wireless Phone Charging Pad


Safety & security

N N Performance
Active Head Restraints
Airbag – Front Passenger De-Activation Switch
Airbag – Rollover Sensor (Curtain)
Airbags – Front, Front Side & Curtain Airbags
Alarm – Thatcham Category 1
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning System
Central Locking – Remote Control
Childproof Rear Door Locks
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
ISOfix Child Seat Anchorage Points – Rear (outer seats only)
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS)
Locking Wheel Nuts
Seatbelt Reminder – Front & Rear
Seatbelts – Height Adjustable Front
Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF)
Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Locking
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tyre Pressure Display



N N Performance
Active Sound Design (Electric)
Active Variable Exhaust System
Aluminium Pedals
Drive Mode Buttons
Electronic Limited Slip Differential
Electronically Controlled Suspension
Launch Control
N Exclusive Rear Diffuser
N Exclusive Sport Cluster
N Exclusive Sports Seats
N Mode Button
Performance Information Display
Performance Tyres – 18″ Michelin PSS
Performance Tyres – 19″ Pirelli P Zero
Rack Motor Driven Power Steering
Rear Stiffness Bar
Reinforced Brakes
Rev-Matching System
Shift Timing Indicator
Torque Vectoring
Twin Exhaust Pipe


Customer options

N N Performance
Cloth Sport Seat with Manual Adjustments
Metallic / Pearl Paint



N N Performance
100% MapCare Programme – 10 years of Map Updates
12 Years’ Anti-Perforation Warranty
Five Year Annual Vehicle Health Checks
Five Year Roadside Assistance
Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty

275 ps

  • 2.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged engine delivers 250 PS

  • N Performance model boosts power output up to 275 PS

The car above started life as a Polar White I30 N Performance


Feature 2.0 T-GDi 250PS Petrol Manual 2.0 T-GDi 275PS Petrol Manual
Transmission Manual Manual
Gears 6 6
Drive 2WD 2WD
Euro Status Euro VI Euro VI
Type e-CVVT e-CVVT
Engine Valves 16 valve 16 valve
Displacement (Cc) 1,998 1,998
Bore & Stroke (Mm) 86 x 86 86 x 86
Compression Ratio 9.5 9.5
Max Power (KW/PS)@Rpm 183.9 / 250 @ 6000 rpm 202.3 / 275 @ 6000 rpm
Torque (Nm/Lbs Ft) 353 / 260.4 @ 1500 – 4000 rpm 353 / 260.4 @ 1500 – 4700 rpm
Overboost Torque (Nm/Lbs Ft) 378 / 278.8 @ 1750 – 3500 rpm 378 / 278.8 @ 1750 – 4200 rpm
Overboost Max Duration (Seconds) 18 18
0-62mph (Seconds) 6.4 6.1
Top Speed (Mph) 155 155