2019 Hyundai i30 N Line on sale in Australia, replaces SR

December 10, 2018

Remember Hyundai’s new N Line performance enhancement and options that were announced in Europe a few months ago? Well, even if you don’t, this will come as great news; N Line is now available for the 2019 Hyundai i30.

Coinciding with the 2019 i30 launch, Hyundai Australia is giving buyers the option to spruce up their practical hatchback with a new N Line enhancement pack. The pack is available in N Line and N Line Premium, and they essentially come in to replace the outgoing SR variants.

It’s easy to spot the differences between the rest of the range. N Line brings in a discreet yet athletic aero kit derived from the one used on the i30 N hot hatch. This includes a cool front and rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, and some sports seats inside. There’s also a sporty steering wheel, gear shifter, and a number of red highlights.

No changes are made under the bonnet. So, for the 2019 Hyundai i30 N Line, power comes from the 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 265Nm. This is the same unit that powered the SR variants, and it’s available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

Speaking about the new addition to the range, Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO, JW Lee, said:

“The new 2019 i30 N Line models build on the sporty appeal of the previous i30 SR to make our award-winning small car an even more compelling proposition. With the N Line, owners can have an i30 N-derived performance package combined with the everyday practicability of our core Hyundai models.”

Like the regular i30, the i30 N Line uses an Australian-specific suspension tune, comprising of a strut system at the front and a multi-link rear end. Some Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres also provide extra grip for sporty driving over the regular models.

Five variant grades for 2019 are now on sale, spanning from the Go, Active, N Line, Elite, N Line Premium, to the top Premium. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs).

It’s unknown if Australia will eventually be offered the full potential of N Line performance parts, like what was showcased on the awesome i30 N Option show car a couple of months ago. We’ll have to wait and see and keep you posted.

2019 Hyundai i30 Go 2.0GDi manual: $19,990
2019 Hyundai i30 Go 2.0GDi auto: $22,290
2019 Hyundai i30 Go 1.6CRDi manual: $22,490
2019 Hyundai i30 Go 1.6CRDi auto: $24,990

2019 Hyundai i30 Active 2.0GDi manual: $21,090
2019 Hyundai i30 Active 2.0GDi auto: $23,390
2019 Hyundai i30 Active 1.6CRDi manual: $23,590
2019 Hyundai i30 Active 1.6CRDi auto: $26,090

2019 Hyundai i30 N Line 1.6T manual: $26,490
2019 Hyundai i30 N Line 1.6T auto: $29,490

2019 Hyundai i30 Elite 2.0GDi auto: $27,790
2019 Hyundai i30 Elite 1.6CRDi auto: $30,490

2019 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium 1.6T auto: $34,990

2019 Hyundai i30 Premium 2.0GDi auto: $32,790
2019 Hyundai i30 Premium 1.6T auto: $35,490

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.