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Nice looking hatch. Replace the badges with VW and GTI and you'd probably fool quite a number of people.
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I think I'd take the N over the CTR, personally. A bit more subdued in styling, bit more Golf-looking profile. Not bad for me.

Wonder if the Elantra GT will get the N treatment here; since this is the i30N?
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Ugh, I want to like the CTR so bad. Such an awesome car ruined (IMO) by such silly styling.
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Agreed. It makes me cry a little. I'm hoping to sweet Jesus we get an AWD version with subdued looks. Throw an Acura badge on it, I don't care. Just build it.
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I think I'd take the N over the CTR, personally. A bit more subdued in styling, bit more Golf-looking profile. Not bad for me.

Wonder if the Elantra GT will get the N treatment here; since this is the i30N?
Sadly, no.

In lieu of that, we'll be getting the N version of the new Veloster (which now shares platforms/components with the i30).



There's still the possibility that we'll see the i30-N Fastback.




Here's a video comparison of the 2 (has Eng subs) -


Similar conclusion in this comparison (no subs) -


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https://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2018-i30_fastback/

The All-New Hyundai i30 Fastback is the latest addition to the i30 range, available across Europe by the beginning of 2018. The new body type reflects Hyundai's design language while giving it a sophisticated twist. This classic and elegant coupe brings a unique and new approach to the popular C-segment, underlining Hyundai's commitment to innovation and customer choice.

Sophisticated silhouette and charismatic proportions

The Hyundai i30 Fastback is characterised by its strong stance and sporty, elongated lines. The sophisticated silhouette features dynamic sports coupe proportions created by an elegant sloping roofline and a long bonnet. This special silhouette is achieved with a lowered roof and a tight cabin sitting on a bold body.

On the front, the bonnet is emphasised and appears wider thanks to the reduced height of the Cascading Grille. Additionally, the lower horizontal air intake below the grille gives the i30 Fastback a charismatic front. Full LED Daytime Running Lights and headlamps with a premium dark bezel round off the Hyundai i30 Fastback's visual impact at the front.

The slim cabin is emphasised by wide wheel arches giving the car a strong stance. The wheel design was specially developed to perfectly match the i30 Fastback's silhouette: unique 18-inch alloy wheels are available, as well as specific 17-inch alloy wheels. Using classic automotive design codes, the roof has been lowered by 25 millimetres compared with the i30 five-door, enhancing the car's wide stance on the road, improving aerodynamics and creating a dramatic impression.

Tapering towards the rear, the cabin has a sleek shape, inspired by the shape of a teardrop. The generously arched rear spoiler is integrated into the tailgate and continues to the rear lights. The rear of the cabin is additionally supported by strong shoulders, which makes the Hyundai i30 Fastback look capable and assertive.

Dividing and sculpting the surfaces creates a vivid play of light and shadow, adding drama to the car. The C-pillar and the rear windscreen are inspired by the premium segment and designed with refined shapes, reinforcing the car's tapered belt line and its sense of dynamic, strong forward motion.

Customers can choose from eleven exterior colours for the i30 Fastback: three pearl choices - Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Stargazing Blue, six metallic choices - Ara Blue, Clean Slate, Fiery Red, Micron Gray, Moon Rock, White Sand, and two solid choices - Engine Red and Polar White. For the interior, customers can choose from three colour options: Black, two-tone Gray and Black or the new and unique Merlot Red interior.
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Sadly, you can't get the Elantra GT here with the advanced safety items unless you get the DCT. Only the base GT gets the 6-speed manual.
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There's still the possibility that we'll see the i30-N Fastback.

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Old 02-23-2018, 12:52 AM
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Looks like a mid-engine Hyundai hot hatch is becoming more of a reality.



There's a report of Hyundai working on a mid-engine application of the new Theta III engines - this one being 2.3L and pumping out 350 HP.
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Looks like a mid-engine Hyundai hot hatch is becoming more of a reality.



There's a report of Hyundai working on a mid-engine application of the new Theta III engines - this one being 2.3L and pumping out 350 HP.
We’ve owned numerous Hyundai and Kia models over the past decade and absolutely love them. But even if I was a hater you have to hand it to Hyundai and Kia for consistently refusing to be placed into a box. They keep on branching out and refuse to be held in one spot. It’s like the tower where the CEO lives is constantly hit by lightening! Just awesome!



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Mid engine?? So no back seat?

My first thought: Well this should be interesting.

My second thought: Wait a minute. My 370z has no back seat either

Could end up being a very cool car. My only concern- if it does come in a manual option, I hope Hyundai injects a bit more money into the shifter and how it feels rowing through the gears. It's been many years since I've driven a manual Hyundai (2011 I think?), but, I've heard time and again the shifter could be much better in the Genesis coupe.
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https://www.topgear.com/car-news/top...w-hyundai-i30n

More fun than a Golf GTI, but can it be as satisfying to live with? Let's find out

If you’ve not noticed, we’re living through a golden age of hot hatchbacks. From bargain VW Up GTIs to supercar-slaying Audi RS3s, every carmaker with both a hatchback in its range and a modicum of petrol coursing through its engineers’ veins has something to offer. Even Hyundai.

Previous tests have already established the i30N is a belter, but we’re running one for the next few months just to check it’s not a novelty that wears off. It feels more fun than a Golf GTI on first, second and third acquaintance, but the VW’s a tougher benchmark as a long-term ownership proposition.

What’s so good about the i30N? It has enough horsepower to be exciting – our Performance model has 271bhp and hits 62mph in 6.1secs – and tons of usability. There’s every bit of equipment you could reasonably hope for, a big boot and five seats. Honda Civic Type Rs only have four seatbelts, something I’ve been scuppered by in the past.

Good behaviour is only one half of a great hot hatch, of course, but luckily the i30N is also a proper tinker. Its front wheels do manage to put that power down, but only just. It’s a wild ride on the right sort of road, and I mean that as a compliment.

It’s also dripping with the sort of details normally found in only the most serious performance cars. My favourites? The illuminated red line moves around the rev counter as the engine warms up, while the manual gearbox’s rev-matching function turns on and off with just one simple button press. There’s no auto option, either, and the handbrake is old-school mechanical. I could go on…

Entry-level i30Ns cost £24,995, but you really should spend an extra three grand (or £20 a month) on the Performance pack, which takes the 247bhp base car and adds a limited-slip differential, 24bhp, bigger brakes, 19in wheels in Pirelli P Zero tyres, a riotous sports exhaust and some properly hugging seats.

It’s a no brainer, then. To that, we’ve added the N’s signature Performance Blue paint, taking us up to £28,580. A lot for a Hyundai, but still very competitive in the hot hatch market, with only the new Renault Megane RS really challenging it in value terms.

I adore hot hatches and this might be my current favourite, but I’ve got loads planned with the i30N in the coming months, y’know, just to be absolutely sure. If there’s anything you’re dying to find out about the i30N, or something you want to see ours do, feel free to say so in the comments box below.

So far: 2013 miles, 30.9mpg average (39.8mpg claimed)

Spec: 1998cc 4cyl turbo, FWD, 271bhp, 279lb ft, 0-62mph in 6.1secs, 155mph (ltd), 1429kg
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Shame they aren't initially bringing the N cars to the US. Sounds like the Veloster N is what we'll get, instead of an Elantra GT N.
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Out of curiosity, I stopped in the local dealer after work on Friday & took an Elantra GT Sport DCT for a spin. It's definitely not a GTI, but seemed a competent little hatch, peppy & the DCT shifted quickly & well. They didn't have one with the tech package available.
Lacks a bit of refinement, some cheaper/hard touch materials, but it wasn't bad, for a much lower price (comparably equipped) to the GTI, though at a ~20hp/60tqe disadvantage.
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https://www.motor1.com/news/249856/h...-n-line-spied/

The warmed-over hatchback shares a few sporty cues with its more powerful N sibling.

Hyundai is planning a range of warmed-over N-Line products slotted just underneath its hardcore N range. Already we’ve seen a heavily camouflaged i30 N-Line hatchback, finished with a light performance treatment, but now new spy photos show the handsome hatchback completely uncovered testing on the Nürburgring.

Like its more-hardcore sibling, the i30 N-Line adopts a number of sporty design cues. The front fascia gets more aggressive with a larger lower grille and a red accent detail on the diffuser. LED running lights are also embedded into the accenting grilles, and give the vehicle a more upscale look. The i30 N-Line also appears to get unique wheels over its standard counterpart.

Out back, a few of the same sporty design elements carry over. The bumper is now more sculpted, and a larger diffuser with red accents continues the aggressive theme. The same dual exhaust tips spotted on the prototype can also be found.

While the full-on N model may produce 275 horsepower (205 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (352 Newton-meters) of torque, don’t expect the same figures on the N-Line trim. With the standard i30 producing either 118 hp (87 kW) or 138 hp (102 kW), depending on the trim, the i30 N-Line should be closer to 200 hp (149 kW).

While U.S. buyers won’t be able to get their hands on the i30 N-Line, the European market should expect the hatchback in just a few months. The full-on N version – which is already available in the region – costs €39,995 (approximately $46,375). The N-Line will undoubtedly be less expensive when it does go on sale.

Those in the U.S. hoping to take home a hot Hyundai will have to wait for the arrival of the Veloster N. The hatchback produces the same 275 hp as the i30 N, and goes on sale later in the year.


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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/09/06/...rice-increase/

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra has been completely redesigned for the new model year, and it's a pretty substantial overhaul from a visual standpoint. The front and rear fascias are all new with sharp, angular styling. Besides the styling, most Elantras get minor equipment tweaks. SEL and higher trims pick up additional forward collision prevention and lane-keeping assist. The base SE trim and top level Limited trims also get a few minor equipment additions, which you can check out, here.

With the redesign comes a slight price increase across the board. The base trim sees the smallest increase and goes up $150 for both the manual and automatic varieties. The turbocharged Sport model has the largest increase of $600. The other trims go up by $400 to $600. Nothing changes with the powertrains, either. The Eco gets a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder making 128 horsepower, the Sport has a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine making 201 horsepower, and the rest have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine making 147 horsepower. You can see the full price breakdown below for both the new 2019 model and the outgoing 2018 version. The new car is on sale now.

Hyundai Elantra 2019 2018
SE (Manual) $17,985 $17,835
SE (Automatic) $18,985 $18,835
SEL $20,285 $19,735
Value $21,285 $20,735
Eco $21,835 $21,435
Limited $23,485 $22,985
Sport (Manual) $23,285 $22,685
Sport (DCT Automatic) $24,385 $23,785
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https://www.motor1.com/news/267397/h...ck-n-revealed/

Just like the hot hatch, it's available with either 246 hp or 271 hp.

The third “N” model after the i30 N and the Veloster N, Hyundai’s brand spanking new i30 Fastback N is here as a more practical sports car without sacrificing any of the performance. Billed as being the “first five-door hot coupe in the C-segment,” the new member of the N family adopts the same aggressive design cues as the other two models, but adapted for the different body style easier to live with on a daily basis.

At the heart of the i30 Fastback N is the already familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which will be available in two states of tune: 246 horsepower and 271 hp for the version equipped with the optional Performance Package. Regardless of the one you go for, maximum torque stands at 353 Newton-meters (260 pound-feet) or a temporary 378 Nm (279 lb-ft) with the overboost function activated. Power is channeled to the front wheels exclusively through a six-speed manual transmission.

While the base model of the go-faster Fastback needs 6.4 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill, the hotter one slashes that time by three tenths of a second to complete the task in only 6.1 seconds. Flat out, both will reach a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 kph).

The vehicle’s character can be altered courtesy of five selectable driving modes, as follows: Eco, Normal, Sport, N, and N Custom. The driver can choose his favorite setup by using the buttons mounted on the steering wheel, while the instrument cluster’s N mode screen menu extends the customizable settings by allowing the driver to fiddle with the engine, rev matching, and the exhaust note. Features reserved to the Performance Package can also be accessed from the N mode screen menu.

Even though it’s being unveiled today, the i30 Fastback N has already taken down a record thanks to professional HyundaiMotorsport drivers Thierry Neuville and Gabriele Tarquini. They competed against each other in a race between Rome and Paris. No, not Italy’s and France’s capitals, but the villages in western Denmark bearing these well-known names. In the end, Tarquini took the win by crossing the finish line in 8 minutes and 18.49 seconds. Apparently, this is a new record.

Hyundai will have the i30 Fastback N on display starting next week at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.









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https://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2...tra_gt_n-line/

Complementing the performance of Elantra GT is the announcement of the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line trim. Elantra GT N Line is the first N Line model for the United States from Hyundai. N Line trims add sporty design elements and refined powertrain/chassis upgrades to existing Hyundai products. N Line is part of Hyundai's 'N' product portfolio that includes the brand's growing ultimate 'N' range of vehicles (Veloster N, i30 N, i30 Fastback N). The 2019 Elantra GT N Line replaces the 2018 Elantra GT Sport and signals more N Line models to come on future Hyundai products.

The 2019 Elantra GT continues to bring increased utility and enhanced driving dynamics to the compact hatchback segment. Elantra GT and the new N Line trim are poised to compete head-on with hatchback competitors and provide a fun-to-drive alternative to small CUVs. Elantra GT is the best of both worlds.
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Oh no why my pp grow?

And how come the one in the post that preceded this looks so ugly? Like an Elantra but Prius-fied with a splash of Lexus thrown in for good measure
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Elantra GT vs Elantra Liftback/Sedan.
The i30 based GT looks so much better IMO. If they could improve the interior, I think it'd be more of a near-GTI competitor. It definitely drives well.
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This goes to the top of the list to replace my wife’s 2013 Elantra GT.
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https://www.motor1.com/news/308893/2...elantra-sport/

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra went on sale in late 2018, but the automaker's press photos didn't include shots of the Sport trim's slightly different appearance. Now you can get a better look at the meaner looking, more powerful model, thanks to the brand's configurator. Building one with all of the options, including the whole suite of accessories, results in a sedan that costs $28,815 (after the mandatory $920 destination charge).

Unlike the other Elantra sedan trims (like the Limited grade in the gallery below), the Sport model uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 195 pound-feet (264 Newton-meters) of torque. As standard, the mill hooks up to a six-speed manual gearbox, but buyers can pay $1,100 for a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both units drive the front wheels.

The Elantra Sport is noticeable on the outside from the mesh grille insert that replaces the standard crossbars. It also rides on dark, multi-spoke 18-inch wheels that include some machined faces that add extra highlights. LED headlights are standard, too.

Unlike the previous generation Sport trim, the tweaks give the Elantra quite an aggressive look, rather than the earlier, more subtle appearance. At least to our eyes, it's a step backwards, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The Elantra Sport is available in six exterior colors: white, two shades of silver, red, blue, and black. All of them come with black leather upholstery on the inside.

Other than paint color, the only factory option is the Premium Package for $2,250. It adds quite a bit of equipment, including navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and three years of Hyundai's Blue Link Connected Car service.

There are also an additional $1,945 of accessories to add. The pieces include the usual items like a trunk net ($50), mudguards ($115), floor mats (cloth for $125 or all-weather for $130), interior ambient lighting ($250), and illuminated door sills ($250).
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$30k for a Hyundai Elantra?
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And for the US-spec sedan, not the Euro-spec i30 hatch, which would surely be the more fun option.
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Well there’s a bit of fudging going on there. Yes, if you get the DCT N-Line with the optional package and All the accessories then it’s $28K. But a 6MT N-Line is $24K.

Limits active safety tech but still has leather and CarPlay. I think it’s a decent deal. Need to drive it because my wife’s 2013 Elantra GT is too cheap.
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https://www.motor1.com/news/347518/h...n-awd-testing/

The possibility of an all-wheel-drive i30 N is not exactly breaking news, but Hyundai has now confirmed they’re actually building and testing prototypes of a potential VW Golf R competitor. Speaking with Cars Guide, the company’s public relations manager in Australia, Guido Schenken, made the announcement about the possibility of an all-paw hot hatch, adding an AWD layout has been part of the car’s strategy from day one.

N boss, Albert Biermann, has previously said Hyundai’s go-faster division is serious about launching performance cars with AWD, and by the looks of it, the i30 N could be the first one. Should it get the proverbial green light, it might also mean the i30 N Fastback will send power to both axles. Consequently, the Veloster N could also theoretically accommodate an all-wheel-drive layout since the quirky hatchback is heavily related to the two i30 models. However, nothing is confirmed at this point.

Interestingly, Cars Guide has learned from a consultant working with Hyundai Australia that the all-wheel-drive layout and the rear suspension setup of the Kona are compatible with the i30: “Both cars sit on the same platform and the Kona’s rear-end bolts right in.” This means Hyundai is thinking of a Kona N – for which at least one prototype was built about a year ago as per a statement made by Biermann.

Aside from developing an AWD system tailored to its N-badged cars, Hyundai’s performance division is also toying around with the idea of a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Last time we heard, which was back in March 2018, the DCT-equipped i30 N is slated for a late 2019 release. In addition, a two-pedal Veloster N might have been spotted last month at the Nürburgring, but we can’t be 100% sure.

What this means is that the N’s future looks bright: all-wheel drive, dual-clutch automatic transmission, and even a halo car likely of the mid-engined variety.
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https://jalopnik.com/hyundai-twists-...kes-1834779532

early hours of the morning, seasonal allergies and Hyundai offering a manual Elantra in America. Not to shake your faith in reality, but that last one is no more, as Hyundai’s dropping the manual for 2020 and hiking the base price by nearly $2,000.

Hyundai Motor America announced pricing for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra on Tuesday, saying it arrives in dealerships this springwith better fuel economy, more safety features and a new, standard continuously variable transmission. (Spring is almost over, Hyundai, but don’t rush yourself or anything.)

All of that costs money, though: The 2020 Elantra now starts at $18,950 before destination fees, up nearly $2,000from the 2019 starting price of $17,100 before destination. Standard features on the 2020 car, from the base SE to the $23,800 Limited trim, include dual automatic temperature control and safety technology like forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-keep assist and driver-attention warning, which detects drowsy or inattentive driving and alerts the driver of it.

But one of the biggest differences isn’t in safety features, it’s in transmission and trim offerings. Starting in the 2020 model year, the manual isn’t included on American models—upping prices and reducing trim options. Hyundai’s also moving from its six-speed automatic to the CVT on the Elantra, and keeping its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on the Eco and Sport trims.

Everything considered, the new transmission lineup for the 2020 Elantra looks similar to that of the 2020 Soulfrom Hyundai’s sister company, Kia.

Alas, it seems like all things do come to an end—even the manual Hyundai Elantra. Now, if someone could just do something about these seasonal allergies and hungry cats at 5 a.m., it might make this news a little easier to bear.
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