THE latest model in Hyundai's new sporting trim, the i30 Fastback N Line, is now ready for the road and available from dealers with prices starting from Â£20,495 rising to Â£24,760.
Available with a choice of two petrol engines, - one litre or 1.4 litre petrol - N Line models come with a range of cosmetic upgrades and, in the case of the 1.4 litre engine, chassis refinements and suspension setting changes designed to provide improved dynamic stability.
The three-cylinder, one-litre turbo engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox while the 1.4 turbo is available with either the six-speed manual or Hyundai's seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The upgraded exterior design features a number of N-Line specific signatures whilst the interior has N-branded sport seats and gear shift knob and a leather sports steering wheel.
There's a high level of standard safety and infotainment equipment including lane departure warning system, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking hill start assist control, and an eight-inch touchscreen display audio with smart device integration and DAB.
Standard N Line kit offers height adjustable cloth sports seats with an electrically adjustable lumbar support on the driver's side, air conditioning, an automatic dimming rear view mirror and black headlining.
Confusingly, there's also N-Line + trim which is only available on 1.4 litre engined models and adds heated faux leather and suede sports seats with electrically adjustable lumbar support for both driver and passenger, manual height adjustment and drivers side memory function, dual zone climate control, heated steering wheel, LED headlamps and automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers.
And, somewhat oddly, given Hyundai's normal, fully-loaded approach to standard fittings, satnav is only available as a Â£250 option on the N Line + model.