Hyundai i20 N and i30 N Hot Hatches: Order Now, Wait Less!
Exciting news for fans of hot hatchbacks! Hyundai has reopened the order books for the highly sought-after i20 N and i30 N models after a lengthy hiatus. The pause, which lasted between seven and 14 months, was necessary to catch up with the backlog of orders. Now, with production back on track, enthusiasts can once again place orders for these thrilling hot hatches. In this blog post, we'll delve into the details of this exciting development and what it means for prospective buyers.
Back in Business
Hyundai Australia has officially announced that the i20 N and i30 N hot hatchbacks are back and available for order immediately. The reason behind the temporary halt in orders was the overwhelming demand, which led to estimated wait times of up to two years for the i20 N and over 12 months for the i30 N. However, thanks to a boost in production, the company is now ready to fulfill existing backorders and accept new ones.
Reduced Wait Times
The great news for potential buyers is that wait times have significantly decreased. Previously, customers were looking at a wait of up to two years, including the time it takes for the vehicles to be transported from the factories in Turkey (i20 N) and the Czech Republic (i30 N). Now, Hyundai states that new customers can expect a wait of "approximately six months," a much more manageable timeline for eager hot hatch enthusiasts.
Over the past year, Hyundai has steadily reduced its existing order backlog, with the current numbers standing at approximately 240 orders for the i20 N and 380 for the i30 N hatchback. These numbers represent a significant reduction from the roughly 1000 i20 N backorders when the order books were initially closed last year.
Exciting Updates on the Horizon
Both the i20 N and i30 N hatchbacks are set to receive updates in the coming year. The i20 N will see its first facelift early next year, while the i30 N hatch is expected to undergo its second facelift, also in the near future. This demonstrates Hyundai's commitment to keeping these models fresh and competitive in the market.
While both of these hot hatch models have exciting updates in store, the future remains uncertain for the Hyundai i20 N beyond the current generation. As for the i30 N hatch, it's expected to leave showrooms in 2026 or 2027, mainly due to the timing of new European emissions regulations that it's unlikely to meet.
It's worth noting that the order pause did not affect the Hyundai i30 Sedan N, which remains available for purchase. However, the Kona N has been discontinued entirely.
Hyundai's decision to reopen the order books for the i20 N and i30 N hot hatchbacks is fantastic news for enthusiasts eagerly waiting to get behind the wheel of these exhilarating models. With reduced wait times and exciting updates on the horizon, it's an excellent time to consider adding one of these high-performance vehicles to your collection. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the thrill of driving a Hyundai N-series hot hatch!