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Double-clutch Hyundai i30 N planned for 2019


Hyundai is reportedly set to offer a dual-clutch gearbox version of the i30 N in Australia by mid-2019, thus allowing it to compete with the Renault Megane RS EDC and the Volkswagen Golf GTI / R.

In an interview with Australia’s earlier this week, Hyundai Australia Senior Product Manager Andrew Tuitahi said only the 202 kW Performance version of the i30 N would be offered with the self-shifter, but that it would study the possibilities of branching out.

At the same time, Hyundai Australia Communications Head Bill Thomas told the online platform that it makes no sense to offer the standard 184 kW i30 N with the manual ‘box once the dual-clutch becomes available, given the local market’s preference for automatics over manuals.

So far, it remains unknown if the i30 N would become available in South Africa, but expect it to arrive later this year or in early 2019 if given the green light.

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Posted by: Shady
Submitted: 02-04-2018
Pls bring i30N to south africa we love it it in pictures and reviews
Posted by: Zaid replied to Shady
Submitted: 25-04-2018
I would definitely buy the i30n over a got anytime. Please don't disappoint me Hyundai by not bringing it to SA
Posted by: Lee
Submitted: 23-05-2018
Have always owned a Hyundai, please bring to SA. Hyundai is a reputed brand but needs a boost with its performance vehicles. Can be priced reasonably as with the Tuscon and Creta
Posted by: Kris
Submitted: 28-05-2018
If this comes to South Africa, I'm getting rid of my car and I'm buying it!
Posted by: Slimshady
Submitted: 06-06-2018
Same here
Posted by: Lesego
Submitted: 13-06-2018
I own an i20 and haven't been disappointed and I know from the reviews that the i30 N will not disappoint. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and will buy it in a heartbeat. The sound, the drive, the handling and the design... Damn please bring it to South Africa
Posted by: Dee
Submitted: 16-07-2018
I want that car for real, please bring it to South Africa...
Posted by: Moe
Submitted: 15-08-2018
Yes. We need this in SA. Naturally,the price should be right.
Posted by: Nomfezeko Billie
Submitted: 23-01-2019
Is the car still not arrived in south Africa?
Posted by: Autodealer replied to Nomfezeko Billie
Submitted: 24-01-2019
Hi Nomfezeko, At present, it seems unlikely that Hyundai South Africa will make the i30 N available.
Posted by: Niel
Submitted: 27-03-2019
Yes Hyundai SA please listen to us fans of the brand and bring the i30 N to South Africa even if it is the base model 184kw we will still buy it...
Posted by: Siya_b
Submitted: 12-04-2019
in the market for a new car. Been delaying for the i30N or even the Veloster-N to come to SA. Please bring even as limited run at higher price for those of us that would rather this than the Golf-R