Hyundai sells a scorching model of the Elantra GT abroad generally known as the i30 N.

It is a shut relative of the Veloster N which was just updated for 2021. Now, it is the i30 N’s flip to obtain some updates.

2021 Hyundai i30 N

2021 Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai hasn’t pulled any surprises right here. The updates to the i30 N largely match these made to the Veloster N and embrace the addition of a dual-clutch transmission to the choices record, new wheel patterns, light-weight bucket seats, and styling tweaks.

The powertrain stays unchanged and consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-Four usually rated at 246 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. An non-compulsory Efficiency Bundle will increase output to 276 hp and 289 lb-ft, which is up 5 hp and 29 lb-ft from earlier than. With the latter, house owners can count on a 0-62 mph time of 5.9 seconds. High pace is rated at 155 mph for each variations.

2021 Hyundai i30 N

2021 Hyundai i30 N

Drive is to the entrance wheels solely, making the i30 N an excellent various to vehicles just like the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI. The Efficiency Bundle provides a brake-based limited-slip differential to enhance dealing with on the restrict. It additionally provides greater brakes, which on the entrance axle now options 14.2-inch rotors.

Beforehand, the one transmission for the i30 N was a 6-speed guide. Now patrons can go for an 8-speed, paddle-shifted dual-clutch transmission. The transmission is unique to the Hyundai N efficiency division and options programming designed to boost the enjoyable issue. For instance, the engineers have added an NGS (N Grin Shift) program. This combines two components: improved transmission response for about 20 seconds coupled with a short lived 7% increase in peak torque, which might be helpful when passing.

2021 Hyundai i30 N

2021 Hyundai i30 N

There are additionally NPS (N Energy Shift) and NTS (N Observe Sense Shift) applications that optimize the shifts for acceleration and dynamic driving respectively. NPS is activated when the throttle is depressed greater than 90%, whereas NTS detects when highway situations are optimum for dynamic driving and prompts mechanically.

Different updates to the i30 N included revised styling entrance and rear that mirrors tweaks made to the remainder of the i30 vary for 2021. We can’t see these styling tweaks on the Elantra GT because the mannequin can be dropped from native showrooms after the 2020 mannequin yr.

2021 Hyundai i30 N

2021 Hyundai i30 N

For the inside, a heated steering wheel and heated entrance seats have been made out there, and a efficiency information recorder is included as customary. There are additionally light-weight bucket seats out there for the motive force and entrance passenger. These assist save about 4.Four kilos in comparison with the usual seats and have an illuminated N emblem on the higher aspect of the backrest, in addition to Alcantara inserts. In addition they present extra assist throughout cornering.

Hyundai additionally sells an i30 N Fastback abroad, and this mannequin additionally receives the updates you see right here.