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2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N now on sale in Australia, price from $52,000

Get excited , performance car fans, because Hyundai Australia is ready to launch the facelifted, 2024 i30 Sedan N (Elantra N, overseas).

The new model was unveiled last year but now we have all of the official local specs and details to share. Just the single trim level is available in Australia – the Sedan N Premium – but it’s being offered in manual and auto form.

Power continues to come from a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 206kW and 392Nm. It can matched to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed wet-type dual-clutch auto.

Either way, you’re getting an electro-mechanical limited-slip differential, N Grin Control System drive modes, N Grin Shift for the auto, and an on-board N Performance driving data app.

In terms of what’s new for the 2024 model? The styling has been revised to fit Hyundai’s latest trend, like the regular 2024 i30 Sedan, with a more horizontal orientation for the front end to express width and presence.

At the front is a wider grille and split intake system that improves engine cooling, with better ducting for the front brakes, and a full-width headlight trim piece running across the top.

The rear welcomes a deeper bumper bar theme, a wrap-around red strip, and a set of new-look flat badges in black. There’s also new 19-inch forged alloy wheels as standard (lighter weight than before).

It’s not just about styling, though. Engineers have made some pretty big changes underneath. Some reinforcements have been made to the engine mount membrane to reduce vibration, reinforcements for the G-bushing to improve yaw response and steering sharpness, and a urethane rear suspension insulator replaces the old rubber setup.

Some tweaks have also been made to the Electronic Controlled Suspension hardware to increase body control, and the steering system has been enhanced to offer better feedback and to coincide with the other changes.

Inside, the wireless phone charger is now bigger, there are three more USB-C outlets, and Hyundai is, unfortunately, introducing its Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA) technology.

Hyundai’s Bluelink car connectivity suite is also included, offering automatic emergency calls, remote controls for certain car settings, and other alerts and geo-fencing options.

The 2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan N is on sale in Australia now, priced from $52,000, for either the manual or auto (excluding on-road costs).

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic, but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.

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