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Long-term review

Hyundai i30N Performance - long-term review

£27,995/£28,580 as tested
Published: 29 Aug 2019
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SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPEC

    Hyundai i30N Performance

  • ENGINE

    1998cc

  • BHP

    275bhp

  • MPG

    36.2mpg

  • 0-62

    6.1s

Service lift

Service time for the i30N, something that’ll cost around £185 every 12 months or 10,000 miles. Given the rate at which I’ve been driving it, the latter’s arrived a long time before the former.

It was all routine stuff, save for a couple of non-urgent recalls. These saw its ECU replaced, to avoid a fuel pressure issue reported on a tiny handful of Ns, and the camera in its windscreen fiddled with, apparently because heavy rain or splattered flies could trigger a false alarm that the Auto Emergency Braking had stopped working. Our car displayed this warning a dozen or so times, but my general apathy towards such active safety systems meant I was never vexed. It’s not materialised since, anyhow, and the car’s running just as sweetly as ever elsewhere.

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