As you’re probably aware, I was quite a fan of the i30 N. It’s a cracker of a car, literally in the case of the exhaust system. While I’m a big fan of its restrained approach to styling, not everybody is.
Cars like this tend to attract the modder crowd so Hyundai’s N is going to offer a whole bunch of customisation options.
N Option Exterior
This is properly tasty, no? The usual stuff is here – wing, stripes, wheels, that sort of thing.
The carbon fibre rear wing features the N logo, there’s a vented carbon bonnet (hood for our American friends), a new grille with N logo and a set of lightweight cast alloys. Wrapped in semi-slicks, obviously, because Hyundai doesn’t mind you flinging the N around a track.
The quad muffler system should make the crackling even louder.
N Option Interior
I like what I see here.
Fat Alcantara steering wheel? Check. Complete with centre marker, too.
Racy bucket seats, again with Alcantara and N logos? Check. Those slots at the shoulders look very AMG, but I’ll survive.
Alcantara trim and carbon fibre dash inserts? Er, obviously. I quite like the dashtop covered in the
The shifter looks a bit blingy, but hey, these are all options.
When and how much?
Ha, yeah. I don’t know about you, but the press release is a bit light-on for actual detail. Yes, it’s a show car (in its own shade of paint), but the press release says that N Option gear is coming soon. It doesn’t say if you can retrofit any of this stuff or even how much the bits will cost.
So I guess we just have to wait?
Peter Anderson is the Editor and founder of the theredline.com.au. He’s been writing about cars for years and finds it difficult to talk about anything else.