Hyundai Australia has announced the upcoming arrival of the i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition, coming to the local market and available with a manual or seven-speed N DCT transmission.
Global production is limited to just 800 units, exclusively in one of two premium paint colors: Phantom Black Pearl or a new Serenity White Pearl. Australia has allocated 180 vehicles (numbers 620-799), representing more than 22 percent of the global production pool.
The 2023 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N, with a six-speed manual, asks $53,200, while a DCT-equipped vehicle asks $56,200.
See the tables below for pricing and options.
|i30 N Drive-N (6-speed manual)||$53,200|
|i30 N Drive-N (7-speed DCT)||$56,200|
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The Drive-N Limited Edition builds on the existing i30 N Premium with a sunroof variant, which includes bespoke styling accents; Red accent interior, Alcantara materials, bronze forged alloy wheels, special decals and blackout badging.
Mechanically, however, Drive-N Limited Editions remain with the same 206kW/392Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, driving the front wheels via a limited-slip differential.
Mounted at the base of the center stack is a special plaque bearing the vehicle’s individual global production number as well as geographic coordinates pointing to Hyundai’s European test center at Nürburgring.
Inside, those familiar with the i30 N’s cabin will notice that Alcantara replaces much of the leather material already present, extending across the seats, steering wheel, arm rests, gear selector and handbrake. The i30 N’s signature blue accents have also been replaced with red bits on the steering wheel and seat belts.
A special commemorative welcome box will also be offered on delivery, containing two i30 N keys and an exclusive Drive-N keyring.
Australian vehicle allocation is already available, and The wheels Understands that some vehicles have already been bid.
The Australian vehicle split is expected to be around 70:30, skewed towards DCT vehicles, with a further 70:30 split between white and black paint. Vehicles are available to order now.