If Hyundai's new i30 N hot hatch a little too spicy - or pricey - then it has created a cooler, cheaper solution.
The South Korean car maker has extended the reach of its burgeoning N Performance sub brand with a new model that has the looks of the i30 N but not the same punch.
Released in Europe as the i30 N-Line, the car features the same body kit as the i30 N as well as stiffer suspension, stickier Michelin tyres, bigger brakes, a twin exhaust set-up and a sharper throttle map to give it a sportier character.
Inside the cabin, it has more supportive seats and the gear shift knob from the i30 N to elevate its ambience.
In Europe, the i30 N-Line is powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder that produces 100kW - half the power of the i30 N hot hatch - and misses out on mechanical items such as the electronically-controlled limited slip differential, adaptive suspension and Brembo brakes.
While not yet comfirmed, it is expected the N-Line enhancements will be applied to the i30 SR in Australia, which is Drive's reigning Car of the Year and powered by a 1.6-litre turbo charged four-cylinder with 150kW and has an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
More details will be confirmed closer to its arrival in early 2019.