We have been seeing a lot of the Hyundai i30 N performance compact hatchback as of late, and it appears the official channel is looking to join the party – with some engine blurps and barks.
So, we saw the i30 N on more than one occasion, but the South Korean automaker is truly proud of the work done by its newly minted performance unit and so they decided to gives up the engine’s soundtrack – it appears the heart and soul of the upcoming performance hot hatchback has a feisty little 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. We’re hoping the car coming to showrooms will retain its powerful sound stance, as too many hot hatches have been civilized to the brink of boredom. During the very short video, the i30 N’s exhaust pops and crackles as if it were a rally car – and we can see why the South Koreans invested in the rally program.
If the regular version keeps such an interesting voice, it may become a very usable challenger when pitted against the Ford Focus ST or the VW Golf GTI. The i30 N has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and from what leaks we gathered we understand it’s going to provide in excess of 260 horsepower (194 kilowatts) and 228 pound-feet (309 Newton-meters) of torque. The Hyundia executives said the powerplant will not deliver more than 300 horsepower, so we’re getting the i30 N isn’t gunning for models such as the Golf R or the Civic Type R. The hot hatch will deliver its power to the front wheels using a six speed manual transmission, also packing in an updated powertrain in the form of upgraded suspension and brakes.