Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
4 minute read
20 Apr 2022
8:10 am

Hyundai’s red-hot N pair gives Golf GTI food for thought

Mark Jones

Impressive 30i N and Kona N come kitted to the brim with no need to add any optional extras.

The Hyundai Kona N is a proper performance offering.

Not too long ago, people laughed at the thought that a conservative little Japanese company – the one which builds the Camry – could also be behind genuine high-performance cars. But now you have red-hot Toyota GR offerings which are becoming more and more sought after. The moral of this story is that you could be equally quick to dismiss Hyundai’s advancement with the high-performance N brand – but that would be just as foolish, and you would miss out on driving a car which has more personality than the likes of a Golf GTI. The Hyundai i30 N looks...