2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N revealed


Get ready, the hotted-up i30 N Fastback GT overall body will join the hatch in Australia by March next calendar year

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been discovered ahead of its planet premiere at the Paris motor display upcoming week. It is the next model from the company’s N General performance Division, next in the wheel tracks of the very hot-promoting hatch model presently on sale.

The excellent information for Aussie punters who like the swoopier coupe-like styling is that it is on track to arrive domestically by March 2019.

The Fastback i30 N blends its additional classy, and relatively segment-defying, silhouette with the hatchback’s menacing grille, bumpers, red character traces, and blacked-out facet sills. Other design and style touches contain a twin-muffler exhaust and a somewhat subdued spoiler.

Inside there is the familiar N steering wheel with crimson stitching, matching the highlights on the guide gear stick and seats.

As with the hatch, the N mode display screen menu inside let’s you fettle the engine, rev-matching and exhaust sound from sporty to calm. The multi-manner dampers will also element.

Energetic security and driving aid systems contain Ahead Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver-Awareness Warning, Lane-Preserving Help, High-Beam Support and Velocity-Restrict Warning.

The key profit to the Fastback physique further than design and style (assuming it floats your boat) is the more substantial boot with a wider opening. Its 450 litre capability is about 15 per cent larger sized than the hatchback’s, increasing to 1351L with the back seats folded – up 64L.

Overall performance is common. In Europe there are two tunes of the 2.-litre turbo/FWD drivetrain readily available, called Common and Performance. The Normal Bundle motor provides 184kW and the General performance Deal motor 202kW. In both equally peak torque is 353Nm, or 378Nm on overboost.

As with hatch, though, we recognize the Fastback will be marketed in Australia with the better-energy engine only. No position 50 percent-arsing…

Hyundai promises the i30 Fastback N General performance Package deal version accelerates from -100km/h in 6.1 seconds, the identical as the hatch. Best speed is 250 km/h.

Like the hatch, the Fastback N can only be experienced for now with a few pedals (a six-velocity guide). This has harm product sales of the hatch due to the fact Australians overwhelmingly buy autos.

Having said that, a wet-clutch 8-velocity DCT vehicle is because of regionally in late 2019. The present-day DCT can’t handle the N’s torque, but this new one particular will…

For individuals not in the loop, the Hyundai N variety was derived from the company’s burgeoning FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and Touring Motor vehicle Racing (TCR) International series. The line-up was born in Namyang, Korea, at Hyundai’s international R&D Centre, but produced and examined at Germany’s Nürburgring.

An Australian suspension tune also capabilities, as it does on other Hyundais.

Comprehensive Australian pricing and requirements will be offered closer to the neighborhood start of the Hyundai i30 Fastback N in the 1st quarter of 2019. It will not be drastically diverse to the hatch version’s razor-sharp $39,990 selling price tag.

Test out a lot more i30 Fastback N photos in the gallery. 

Over and above the i30 N spouse and children

As you can read in a lot more detail, the second-generation Veloster asymmetric coupe has its possess hotted up N derivative as pictured over. On the other hand, a lot to our chagrin, it is not available in ideal-hand generate still.

Hence, irrespective of staying a person of the world’s additional vibrant incredibly hot hatch markets (Golfing GTI, Renault Sport Megane and Mercedes-AMG A45 all sell in unusually higher numbers below, following all), Hyundai Australia will lack the full trio of N designs for now, in spite of wanting the total established.

Veloster followers will have to have to ‘make do’ with the 150kW Veloster Turbo, owing all around November/December this 12 months.

Would the Veloster N cannibalise the i30 N array listed here? It’s possible. But one particular could possibly argue that far more option is improved. What do you feel?