Hyundai’s hot i30 N takes to the track

Think hot hatchback and you tend to think Volkswagen Golf GTI, not Hyundai i30. But that could be set to change with the i30 N, the first consumer product of Hyundai's upcoming N division.

A GTI-rivalling hot hatchback, the i30 N seems to have all the ingredients to worry the established competition. Underneath the subtly beefed-up bodywork lies a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which will be available in two states of tune. The standard car puts out 247bhp – a healthy lump more than the standard Golf GTI.