Listen to How Great Hyundai’s Hot Hatch Sounds


The upcoming Hyundai i30 N sounds like no other previous Hyundai model.

Last week, spy photographers caught the Hyundai i30 N testing and looking stylish, albeit wearing a lot of camouflage. At the time, our spy photographers told us the car sounds great and now the Korean automaker is proving it. Hyundai has released a short video clip to showcase the exhaust note of the i30 N and it sounds really sporty, especially at start up.

The Hyundai i30 N is expected to be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, offering around 250 to 275 horsepower. It will be the first model in the Hyundai N performance sub-brand’s lineup and the automaker isn’t worried about making it the most powerful in its class. Instead, Hyundai wants to make it the most fun to drive.

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We won’t have to wait much longer to get a look at the Hyundai i30 N in action, as it will be competing in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring race. Unfortunately, for now, there are no plans to bring the i30 N to the U.S. But if this exhaust note is any indication of what Hyundai is working on, we can’t wait to see which model Hyundai does give the N treatment to for the U.S. market.

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kaffekup says:

Is it good for an engine to backfire that much? Just askin’.

Bluey Zarzoff says:

sounds like a typical Boy Racer rice burner to me. Honestly, are they going to release it sounding like that? Its just a cheap Hyundai hatch & it will never be anything more no matter how much noise it makes.

7milesup says:

You have to be kidding. Do they realize that not everyone is a 19 year old idiot that has no idea what power actually sounds like. Go fire up a Hemi, not a friggin rice can.