Jenny reviews the i30 N hatch with the DCT. We didn’t expect it to be an all-new model like the i30 Sedan. The N version of the Hatch isn’t at the same styling level just yet, but this revamp brought with it some serious upgrades. Most notably, a dual-clutch transmission.

Engine Specifications

MANUAL

Engine: 2.0L T-GDi
Power: 206 kW @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 392 Nm @ 2100-4700 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Fuel Consumption (combined): 8.5L/100km

N DCT

Engine: 2.0L T-GDi
Power: 206 kW @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 392 Nm @ 2100-4700 rpm
Transmission: 8 Speed N DCT
Fuel Consumption (combined): 8.5L/100km

The engine in the latest i30 N is still a 2 L twin-scroll turbo petrol which now produces 206 kW and 392 Nm of torque from 2100 to 4700 revs. This gives the Hyundai Hot Hatch a very noticeable increase in torque and the wide torque curve makes this thing a joy to drive, not only in a performance setting but also as an everyday city car.

Before that, I should tell you that it has the new Hyundai DCT with 8 speeds and wet clutch and that is a major plus.

Luckily for the i30 N anything I might have complained about is immediately forgotten the minute you start driving it.

Rivals for the i30 N include the Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen GTI, and Honda Civic Type-R.Β