Hyundai was once an “also-ran” in the automotive sector. Over the last few decades, the Korean brand has progressively lifted itself from chasing the pack to being a real contender.

A new player

Now the firm has launched its very first performance hatchback, the i30N. Hyundai has openly claimed that it has VW’s Golf GTI firmly in its sights. To take on the GTI Hyundai developed the i30N under the watchful eye of former BMW M division boss, Albert Bierman.

Place your bets

Watch as the Hyundai i30N takes on the VW Golf GTI in this drag race conducted by the guys at Aussie website CarAdvice