Hyundai is testing a facelift for the i30 N, the performance variation of the i30 hatchback that we get in the United States as the Elantra GT.
The i30 N was never sold here. Still, the updates seen on the model might hint at comparable tweaks bound for the mechanically related Veloster N. Some of the updates likewise likely represent tweaks bound for the routine i30.
2021 Hyundai i30 N Design
There are new fascias front and rear, with the rear style sporting bigger mesh areas. The internals of the taillights likewise sports a new style, though they’re concealed by the camouflage equipment.
It likewise appears that the exhaust pointers have been enlarged, which may hint at extra power. The i30 N is presently fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that establishes 246 horsepower in basic guise and 271 hp with an available Performance Package.
It isn’t clear what other changes are prepared with this facelift, though there are reports a dual-clutch transmission is being established for the i30 N/Veloster N, so perhaps we might see it offered as an alternative to the basic 6-speed manual with the facelift.
There’s likewise talk of an all-wheel-drive system being established for the car.
It’s likewise possible that a few of the adjustments developed for this year’s i30 N Project C scandal sheet will be provided with this facelift. Among the mods were carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic elements, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a rear strut tower brace, and reduced suspension.
2021 Hyundai i30 N Debut
Look for the i30 N’s facelift to be presented in the second half of 2020.