2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition pricing revealed early for Australia

Fewer than 200 special-edition Hyundai i30 Ns are expected to hit showrooms by the end of the year, featuring bronze details and unique badging for $2,500 more than the models they’re based on.

The Limited Edition 2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Hot Hatch is expected to command a premium of $3,000 when it hits showrooms from November or Decemberdealers have been notified.

Expected to hit Hyundai showrooms in November or December, a confidential dealer bulletin shared on social media says the limited-edition i30 N Drive-N will cost $53,200 plus road charges with a six-speed manual transmission, or $56,200 plus on-road costs with an eight-speed automatic.

These represent premiums of $2500 on the i30 N Premium variant with sunroof on which they are based – or less than $2000 more when the cost of the metallic paint, which is standard on the special edition but costs $595 more on the normal model, is included.

Only 180 copies will be available in Australia – split 70:30 (126 and 54 cars) between automatic and manual gearboxes, and 70:30 again between Serenity White Pearl paint and Phantom Black Pearl paint.

It’s unclear whether all 180 cars sold, but if social media interest is any guide, a high proportion of vehicles were accounted for. The Australian distribution of Drive-N editions is said to be the second largest by market in the world.

On the outside, the Limited Edition will be distinguished by 19-inch dark bronze alloy wheels, a set of exterior decals, black Hyundai badging and dark bronze Drive-N badges on the front wheel arches, with the Contact details for Hyundai’s test center in Germany. Nürburgring circuit.

Interior additions include Alcantara trim on steering wheel, center armrest, gear lever and handbrake, red contrast stitching, red pinstripe on N Light bucket seats, red seat belts , red N steering wheel buttons, branded floor mats with red edging and a badge showing the number of each car in the worldwide production of 800 vehicles.

Drive-N buyers in Australia will receive a welcome box containing both keys and a unique Drive-N key fob, according to dealer documents – while the special edition will also add a driver-controlled speed limiter, not fitted to the standard i30 N range.

Carryover features from the standard i30 N Premium with sunroof will include a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation, LED headlights, panoramic glass sunroof, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, keyless entry, heated front seats and heated steering wheel.

Performance brakes (with 360mm front discs), adaptive suspension and sports exhaust will also be retained, while a suite of safety features including autonomous emergency braking, hold assist lane, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert will be available. .

The automatic variants will be able to brake obstacles detected by blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, rather than just detecting them, as the manual variants can.

The 206kW/392Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine will remain under the hood, propelling the front wheels with the help of a limited-slip differential.

There are no mechanical changes for the limited edition i30 N Drive-N, with the 206kW/392Nm turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet to drive the front wheels via a differential limited-slip front.

The first shipments of 2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition the hot hatches are expected to arrive in Australian showrooms in November or December this year.

2023 Hyundai i30 N Australian Price

  • i30 N manual – $46,200
  • i30 N automatic – $49,200
  • i30 N Premium Manual – $49,200
  • i30 N Premium with manual sunroof – $50,700
  • i30 N Premium with automatic sunroof – $53,700
  • i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition Manual – $53,200 (New)
  • i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition auto – $56,200 (new)

Note: All prices above exclude road travel costs.

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