Hyundai i30N review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Interior

2021 Hyundai I30N RHD dashboard
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N hatch front tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N hatch rear tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD dashboard
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD rear seats
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N infotainment
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N high front tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N left tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N left rear tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD front seats
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD gear stick detail
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD boot open
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N hatch front tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N hatch rear tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD dashboard
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD rear seats
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N infotainment
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N high front tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N left tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N left rear tracking
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD front seats
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD gear stick detail
  • 2021 Hyundai I30N RHD boot open

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The i30N follows the usual i30 format inside, but sadly with little in the way of sporty visual fanfare. So, while the sports seats are bespoke (and optional lightweight alternatives are available), it all looks rather less special than the Honda Civic Type R’s interior. And even though the i30N feels just as well made as that car, it's no match for premium hot hatches such as the BMW M135i and Mercedes-AMG A35.

Better news is that the i30N’s driving position is terrific, with sports seats that grip you securely around the midriff and shoulders. They’re electrically operated, with lumbar support among the list of adjustments possible. Together with well-positioned pedals and plenty of height and reach adjustment for the steering wheel, you’ll quickly feel right at home.