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Hyundai wrestles bragging rights away from Volkswagen with superb i30 N hot hatch
2 Jul 2018
HOT hatches have long worn Renault, Honda, Subaru, Peugeot and Volkswagen badges, so what is Hyundai doing knocking down on their doors? Well, it turns out the Koreans want in on the action, and they’re taking no prisoners. Enter the i30 N.
What’s in a name? Depending on who you ask, N means Namyang – the location of Hyundai’s research and development centre in native South Korea – or Nurburgring – the infamous German racing circuit where this new model was honed – but either way, its upbringing is undeniable.
In the lead up the i30 N’s release, Volkswagen made its position on the matter well known: the revered Golf GTI would continue to be the leader in its segment. But, how true is this claim? Has humble Hyundai managed to do the seemingly impossible? Read on to find out.
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Model release date: 1 March 2018
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