It's been awhile since we've seen Hyundai's much-awaited hot hatch. The last time we saw the prototype hatchback, it was being tested by rally driver Thierry Neuville near the Arctic Circle. Now, our eagle-eyed spies were able to take new pictures of the upcoming hot hatch with less camo.
Based on the images, it looks like the i30 N is now fitted with the correct body panels. Like the all-new i30, the hot hatch version gets a pair of sleek headlights, along with a large front grill. The camouflage still hides most of the i30 N's lines but we get to see the hatchback's curvaceous shape that is then complemented by the flowing beltline that runs the entire length of the car.
A unique tailgate, along with dual exhaust pipes and sharp-looking taillights round up some of the things we can expect from the soon-to-be-launched hot hatch.
Set to make its debut sometime in Q2 this year, Hyundai will apparently be releasing two versions of the i30 N, a standard and a performance pack. Power will likely come from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produce between 250 – 275 PS. As far as transmissions are concerned, a 6-speed manual and tuned automatic gearbox are expected to be available in the i30 N.
Aside from being more powerful than the standard i30, the hot hatch will be equipped with stiffer engine and transmission mounts, performance-specced anti-lock brakes, high-performance suspension and bigger brakes to name a few.
The all-new i30 N will likely make its official debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as Hyundai will apparently race with the new i30 N for the first ime.