Hyundai i30 N for The Redline

I spent the day in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney shooting the brilliant Hyundai i30 N for The Redline.

The i30 N is Hyundai's answer to the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf GTI and is, in my humble opinion, better than it.

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It looks brilliant, goes like lightning, handles with all the agility you want for a hot hatch. And the kicker? It starts at $40,000.

Thankfully, this one wasn't in the powder blue colour you will have seen in all of the adverts, instead it had the nice white you see above.

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The inside is clean, nicely set out, although it doesn't perhaps feel as premium as some buyers might want. But it gets the job done. For smartphone people (which is really all of us these days) there's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you don't have to deal with the built-in system. That's also a welcome addition.

Frankly, I would buy one of these in a heartbeat. Just a great all-around package.

Check out more in the gallery below.

You can see even more images, along with Peter’s full review, up on the The Redline now.