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Hyundai i30 N hatchback - MPG, running costs & CO2

Reasonable running costs for Hyundai i30 N owners, although rivals are a little more frugal

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.0 out of 5

Choosing a car like the Hyundai i30 N rather than a diesel supermini clearly indicates you’re more interested in performance than economy, but a good hot hatch should be able to be used as a family car, capable of covering decent mileage without frequent and costly pit stops.

Hyundai i30 N MPG & CO2

The i30 N doesn’t fall down in this regard, with economy officially pegged at 34.9mpg for the standard model and 34mpg for the 271bhp version. Figures for the facelifted model haven't yet been announced, but should be similar. This places the 247bhp i30 N roughly on a par with the petrol-engined Ford Focus ST, which has an official 34.4mpg figure.

With CO2 emissions of 185g/km for the pre-facelift 247bhp i30 N and 188g/km for an i30 N Performance, it's almost certain buyers of the latest version will be liable for the highest Benefit-in-Kind rate. if you want either as a company car. The i30 N will cost the standard rate in VED (road tax) and consumable items such as tyres and brake pads and discs will be more costly than those fitted to a regular i30.

Insurance group

The Hyundai i30 N sits in insurance group 26 out of 50. The Golf GTI sits in group 29 and hot hatchbacks tend to attract relatively high premiums – although we’re not talking supercar money here.

Warranty

Hyundai offers one of the best warranties in the business, with a five-year/unlimited-mileage guarantee.

Servicing

Hyundai’s fixed-price service plans run from two to five years in duration, and cost between £250 and around £1,200 depending on the length of the policy you take out and the model you take it out on. As this is a performance car from a brand-new performance subdivision, it’s possible Hyundai will design a unique service plan for the i30 N – but this should still be relatively affordable.

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