The Hyundai i30 N Performance hatchback has been launched and will be on sale exclusively on Lazada Malaysia during its 12.12 Grand Year End Sale. With availability limited to only 20 units, the i30 N will be available for pre-order from 2 – 11 December 2019.
The pre-order on Lazada requires a 50% deposit of the booking fee of RM2,000 (i.e. RM1,000) via the Lazada app. The balance 50% of the booking fee is paid upon check-out from 12 – 14 December, to secure the booking. The deposit is non-refundable if the full booking fee payment is not completed. FYI the i30 N Performance retails at RM298,888 (for Pen. Malaysia excluding insurance).
Subsequent to successfully paying the full booking deposit, you will be contacted by a Hyundai representative to process the purchase at your preferred showroom. The 20 buyers of this hot hatch who complete payment and receive loan approval will be treated to a trip to Korea for an exclusive track day experience.
You might be wondering about the price tag of this Hyundai. For one, this hot hatch is imported from Europe (the ‘i’ series is designated and designed primarily for European markets). Secondly, the ‘N’ badge tells that this 5-door hatchback comes from Hyundai Motor’s N division which focuses on high performance vehicles.
There are two variants of the i30 N and Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors is only offering the higher “N Performance” variant with higher output of 275 PS and 353 Nm (378 Nm with overboost) of torque from a 2.0L T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine that is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The power goes exclusively to the front wheels, and the hatch wears 235/35 R19 Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
“We are offering the i30 N at a special price in conjunction with Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale and we hope car enthusiasts will grab this opportunity to own the limited edition unit which comes with serially numbered metal plates. It is the first time Malaysian car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to own the first of Hyundai’s famed high performance car line-up and we think it is fitting to make such an exceptional car available on a special platform,” said Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
The i30 N Performance can do 0 – 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. It is equipped with the N Grin Control which manipulates the engine parameters, active suspension with Skyhook Technology, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD a.k.a. N Corner Carving Differential), steering, rev matching, and active variable exhaust. It also comes with launch control.
Compared to the standard i30, the N version has wider wheel arches, sits 8 mm lower, has air curtains and prominent ‘N’ kit and labels all around, including the red N brake calipers. There is only one choice of body colour i.e. Performance Blue, inspired by Hyundai Motorsports’ involvment in WRC and TCR.
Inside, there is the exclusive N steering wheel, shift timing indicator, front sports seats with sculpted lumbar support and extendable seat cushions (10-way powered adjustment and memory for driver’s seat), dual zone air-conditioning, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Safety kit includes seven airbags, Hill Assist Control, High Beam Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Alert.
“As the leading e-commerce platform in the country, Lazada Malaysia continues to be the trusted online marketplace for brands and sellers and is committed to delighting our customers by bringing them exclusive and unmatched first-to-market experiences. Consumers today have made e-commerce an essential part of their everyday lives, and therefore demand more out of our platform to serve their wants and needs. We are happy to offer our shoppers the chance to be the first in Malaysia to own the Hyundai i30 N,” said Leo Chow, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Malaysia.
The i30 N Performance is covered by a five-year or 300,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty. The car is on display at the Sime Darby Auto Hyundai showroom in Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.