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Hyundai i30 N gets sideways on ice [with video]

The Hyundai i30 N is getting closer with the hot hatch recently completing its cold weather testing in northern Sweden.

THE TOWN OF Arjeplog in northern Sweden has been a busy place recently with Kia and BMW recently putting some of their new cars through cold weather testing. And now Hyundai has released images and video of the i30 N being punted around on some of the area’s frozen lakes by Thierry Neuville, World Rally Championship driver for Hyundai Motorsport.

The i30 N is expected to be launched in Europe later this year, and could arrive in Australia either right at the end of 2017 or early in 2018.

Hyundai i30 N teased

In a statement, Hyundai said: “Hyundai Motor’s first N model will bring together motorsport experience and high-performance road car development, creating maximum driving enjoyment on the road and on the track in an accessible high-performance car package”.

After his testing, Thierry Neuville said: “So many people have been looking forward to this car, so it’s a pleasure for me to be testing it”.

“The engineers have done a great job on the gearbox and the differential. There is good traction and good stability in the slippery testing conditions. And it’s very easy to handle. A normal driver should get a sensation similar to that of a racing car.”

Question: Do you think the Hyundai i30 N has what it takes to challenge the current hot hatch crop?

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Isaac Bober

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