10 Hyundai i30 N

New performance arm off ers Korea’s fi rst proper hot hatch

AMG, RS and M are all familiar, but Hyundai wants to burn the next letter in the alphabet into our performance subconscious with its first stab at a proper hot hatch.

The first offering from Hyundai’s ‘N’ performance sub brand will be based on the next-generation i30 and will likely land towards the end of 2016.

Expect around 190kW from its 1.6- litre turbo four – a spec previewed by Hyundai Australia’s one-off tune Veloster-Raptor – and the possibility of all-wheel drive to capitalise on the brand’s extensive investment in the World Rally Championship. Priced around $40K, it’ll go head-to-head with the Golf GTI.