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Hyundai i30 N Option accessories for Australia

Hyundai’s popular i30 N is about to get a whole lot hotter with the N Option pick ‘n’ mix.

Hyundai keeps kicking performance goals with its N Division, unveiling the stonking i30 N Project C at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month.

Although Australia won’t get that car, Hyundai’s local arm is preparing to offer enthusiasts the option to create their own i30 N hot hatch hero based on the N Option concept from last year. On the wish list are as many parts as Australia can acquire.

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The N Option show car was first revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, sporting a huge rear wing, Alcantara interior and plenty of go-fast bits. As we understand, almost the full gamut of accessories shown on that car will be available to i30 N owners in certain countries for personlisation. Hyundai is expected to reveal the production N Option parts car later this year.

So, what about i30 N Option for Australia?

Speaking to Practical Motoring, Hyundai Australia marketing director Bill Thomas said that Hyundai Australia was doing all it could to get as many of the tuner parts into local dealerships. There’s no timeline on when that will happen – we’ll have to wait until after its European debut – but the only constraint on what will be offered Down Under seems to be price.

“We’re going to try and get as much of that stuff as we can,” said Thomas. “It’s a bit expensive with the exchange rate. We’ve just got to make it viable.

“The cost of some of those parts is difficult but we think we’re going to try and get as much of it as possible and sell it anyway because people will buy it. The accessories like seats and some of the interior bits, we’ll try and get as much of it as we can.”

Based on the N Option concept alone, there’s an arsenal of gear available, like the Jet fighter-spec carbon fibre rear wing and vented bonnet, lightweight 20-inch alloys with semi-slick Cup tyres, matt paint, Acantara steering wheel, dashboard and full racing bucket seats, sports pedals, and quad exhaust mufflers.

It is anticipated Hyundai has added even more parts over what was shown in Paris, and the final N Option pack will be unveiled late this year.

Alex Rae

Alex Rae

Alex Rae grew up among some of the great stages of Targa Tasmania, an event that sparked his passion for all things mechanical. Currently living across Bass Strait in Melbourne, Alex has worked for the last decade in the automotive world as both a photographer and journalist, and is now a freelancer for various publications. When not driving for work Alex can be found tinkering in the shed on of one his project Zeds or planning his next gravel rally car.