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Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced pricing and specification details for the new 2021 i30 N, which goes on sale locally next month.

Headlining the changes is an automatic option – the current version is manual only – which is sure to give Hyundai a big sales boost as it broadens it appeal.

The 2021 i30 N builds on the success of its groundbreaking predecessor, with the introduction of a new wet-type eight-speed dual clutch transmission (N DCT), and new advanced driver assistance and safety features, providing drivers with a better – and safer – driving experience.

The upgraded 2.0-litre turbocharged engine now delivers 206kW. This is an increase of 4kW over the original i30 N and is available with both 6MT and N DCT. Maximum torque has also been increased by 39Nm to 392Nm.

As with the previous generation i30 N, the N Grin Control System gives customers the choice between five distinct driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom. The driving modes adjust the parameters of the engine, the suspension, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), N Corner Carving Differential (Electronically-controlled Limited Slip Differential), exhaust sound, steering, and transmission to optimise them for a variety of driving conditions.

As with its predecessor, the new i30 N features an Electronic Controlled Suspension. The suspension and steering systems have been retuned, resulting in improved ride and handling performance for both transmission types. Hyundai has also boosted the vehicle’s safety, adding blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-following technology to the i30 N.

Buyers of the manual version can choose the i30 N Premium version that is priced at $47,500, while automatic drivers can buy the i30 N Premium with a panoramic sunroof for $52,000.

The upgraded Hyundai i30 N will go on sale in July.