Hyundai i30 N All Set To Battle It Out With All Others In Its Segment

Apr 27, 2017 05:00 AM EDT | Paul Urban


The SUV market is still the best-selling vehicle segment in the U.S. However, the hatch segment is increasingly becoming as popular. The Hyundai i30 N is one good addition, which may even make the hatch segment even more known and desired. This upcoming Hyundai hatch is reported to challenge VW Golf GTI and others such as Ford Focus ST etc.

What is in Hyundai i30 N that makes it talked about? Well, for one, it is set to battle it out with other vehicles belonging to the same segment. For every battle, the winner must emerge. Industry experts show their confidence in the i30 N to win over others.

It is expected to take on competitors such as the upcoming Renault Megane RS. While Renault's also promises to be one of the best in its category, this may somehow be short-lived as the i30 N may outperform it. However, both have to be seen in action before drawing any conclusions.

As it was recently spied heavily camouflaged being tested on the snow, it does suggest having a sport body kit. It is highlighted by different bumpers on both ends, side sills, and a roof spoiler. The i30 N is also expected to come with updated chassis, upgraded suspension, and a limited-slip differential.

It is reported to be powered by 2.0-liter turbo four which is capable of producing two output levels- 246-horsepower and 271-horsepower. It will be mated with standard 6-speed manual gearbox and maybe an optional 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Hyundai i30 N has gone through intense testing on a frozen lake in Lapland. It was subjected to a harsh and intense temperature which may easily be -40 Celcius. It was driven by WRC racer Thierry Neuville.

During the testing, the Hyundai i30 N performed at its most optimum, even impressing the race car driver himself. Upon official unveiling and launch, it can easily be one of the best hatchbacks ever. Any news relating to the upcoming hatch will immediately be reported.

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