Hyundai i30 N hot hatch orders halted in Australia, is this the end of the road?

Hyundai has paused new orders for the i30 N hatchback amid wait times of more than 12 months. But it’s unclear if orders will resume before the rest of the i30 hatchback range is phased out amid a shift to SUVs.

Australian orders for the 2023 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch They’ve been halted amid high demand and wait times of over a year, and it’s unclear if it will return before the rest of the i30 hatch range reaches the end of the road.

hyundai Distributors in Australia have been advised to stop accepting orders for the i30 N hatchback from today (February 1) until further notice as the South Korean automaker works with a “large backlog of orders”.

While Hyundai says on its website that the order pause is temporary, the current Hyundai i30 N hatch, and the wider hyundai i30 Hatchback range: Nearing the end of its life, with no next generation expected as the small car gives way to more SUVs.

As previously reported by HandleThe i30 N hatchback will be phased out amid declining hatchback sales in Europe, the main region where the i30 hatchback is sold, and upcoming tougher emissions regulations there.

Hyundai has yet to confirm the i30 hatchback’s demise on record, or indicate when it will be phased out, however, based on Hyundai’s historical model cycles, it should leave showrooms within the next two years.

Wait times for back-of-the-queue buyers of the Hyundai i30 N are estimated to be in excess of 12 months, for delivery in early 2024, a time similar to the time the i30 hatchback could end production.

The i30 N order pause follows a similar move for the smaller Hyundai i20 N. in August 2022after waiting times were extended up to two years.

The Hyundai i30 N and Hyundai i20 N hatchbacks are built in the Czech Republic and Turkey respectively, while the i30 Sedan N and Kona N, which remain available to order and will fueled by an influx of sharesThey are produced in South Korea.

There is no known pause in orders for regular versions of the South Korean-built Hyundai i30 hatchback that dealers have said. Handle they are in stock.

The standard Hyundai i30 hatchback outsells the sedan by more than four to one, but due in part to long wait times and stock limitations for the hatchback, the i30 Sedan N was the best seller among the high-end versions. performance last year.

Alex Misoyannis

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