Driven: 2022 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Pushes Performance To New Heights


Can a sports sedan be front-wheel drive? Many car enthusiasts probably don’t think so, noting that a proper sporty sedan should be rear-wheel drive or at the very least, all-wheel drive. Let those detractors drive the new Hyundai i30 Sedan N, however, and we suspect most will agree that it should be viewed as one of the best sports sedans on the market.

It has been roughly 12 months since the car was first unveiled and in most markets outside of Korea, it is known as the Elantra N. In Australia, it is badged as the i30 Sedan N but that’s purely for marketing and under the skin, it is just like the Elantra N sold overseas. We recently spent a week with one and were left very impressed.

An exceptional base
Found beneath the skin of the i30 Sedan N is the automaker’s K3 platform.  » Read More