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Hyundai changes the hot hatch game with i30 N

Hyundai comes out of nowhere with its first-ever proper hot hatchback, writes Matt Robinson

8th October, 2017

When a manufacturer is trying to build a new brand of performance cars from scratch, poaching the head of BMW’s M Division is probably a masterstroke. That’s exactly what Hyundai did in 2014, when it persuaded top German engineer Albert Biermann to join the company, following nearly two decades of sterling work at BMW’s fabled performance branch.

The first car of this new partnership is the Hyundai i30 N. The...

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