Australian pricing and specifications for the 2022 Hyundai i30 N have been revealed before the mid-life update for Hyundai’s hot hatch goes on sale next month with fresh styling, a new gearbox option, a power bump and some more tech. Unfortunately with all of this, there is also a price increase of up to $3,100. The 2021 Hyundai i30 N launches next month with a wider appeal than the outgoing model, a new model range, a power bump and some new tech all from $44,500 plus on-road costs.

Fresh for the 2022 model year, there is now the choice of an automatic transmission for the first time since the hot hatch’s launch. It is a new eight-speed dual-clutch unit which promises to lower fuel economy and yet, allow for slightly faster acceleration than the manual. It comes as at a $3,000 premium over the three-pedal option.

2021 Hyundai i30 N

There are now three different 2022 Hyundai i30 N’s to choose from: the base i30 N (manual or auto), the i30 N Premium (manual only) and the flagship i30 N Premium with sunroof (manual or auto).

Standard across the i30 N range are adaptive dampers, an electro-mechanical limited-slip front differential, 360mm performance front brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero tyres, a bi-modal sports exhaust, rev-matching down shifting and the usual selection of drive modes. There is also a N-specific body kit, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation, dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera, LED headlights and tail-lights, leather/cloth sports seats, push-button start, keyless entry, wireless charging, tyre-pressure monitoring and auto-folding exterior mirrors.

Safety features have also been improved for the 2022 Hyundai i30 N with standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, driver attention monitoring, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert – the latter activates the brakes in the automatic, though strangely, not in the manual.

Above the entry-level N, the N Premium ($47,500) adds front parking sensors, automatic wipers, suede and leather upholstery on N Light bucket seats, heated front seats with a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rear mirror and rear privacy glass. Above the N Premium is the N Premium with Sunroof (M: $49,000, DCT: $52,000), which adds a panoramic sunroof as the name suggests.

The engine that powers the 2021 Hyundai i30 N is the same 2.0-litre unit seen in the previous model, although it now has a little bit more power. Specifically 4kW and 39Nm more than before with the figures now reading as 206kW of power at 6,100Rpm and 392Nm of torque from 2,100Rpm to 4,700Rpm. Hyundai claims a 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds for the dual-clutch automatic and 5.9 seconds for the six-speed manual, with both cars reaching a top speed of 250km/h.

Like the outgoing model there are only six colours to choose from – ‘Performance Blue’, ‘Polar White’, ‘Engine Red’, ‘Shadow Grey’, ‘Phantom Black’ and ‘Dark Knight’. The latter two options come at an additional cost of $495.

2022 Hyundai i30 N pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • Hyundai i30 N manual – $44,500 (+$3,100)
  • Hyundai i30 N automatic – $47,500 (new model)
  • Hyundai i30 N Premium manual – $47,500 (+$3,100)
  • Hyundai i30 N Premium with Sunroof manual – $49,000 (+$2,600)
  • Hyundai i30 N Premium with Sunroof automatic – $52,000 (new model)

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