Hyundai has recently revealed the new i30 N hatchback, and now, here we are with the third generation 2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback. It hasn’t been long since the Hyundai i30 first came out, and several variations are already being revealed including the Tourer and the ones mentioned above.
Today, we will be focusing on the i30 Fastback. Visually, it is shaped like a teardrop because of its sloping roofline that ends as an integrated spoiler. This and the fact that it sits 30 millimeters lower than the standard model makes it look sleeker. The front fascia now gets a more chiseled bumper making it look more aggressive. It now comes standard with a set of smart alloy wheels for a sportier look.
You can now get the i30 in any of the twelve colors Hyundai is offering. These colours will give the car its own character, which will match the owner’s personality - solid and metallic finishes are both available. As for the interior, Hyundai will be offering three colours to complement the exterior paint, and one of them would be a Merlot Red shade.
In terms of the ride, the suspension has been made stiffer compared to the N model to reduce movement when doing fast turns. The i30 Fastback is 1.18 inches lower than the 5 door i-30, but it is actually a little longer by 4.5 inches.
Hyundai i30 Fastback will be available with four engine options: a 118 horsepower 1.0-liter three cylinder turbo, a 138 horsepower 1.4 liter four cylinder engine, a 1.6 liter diesel that brings out 108 horsepower, and another 1.6 liter producing 134 horsepower. The 1.6 liter and 1.4 liter engines can be paired with both transmission options, while the 1.0 liter can only come with the six-speed manual transmission. It may not be as sporty as its i30 N sister, but it is worth noting that the Fastback was also developed on the Nurburgring track.
As for technology, the i30 Fastback comes standard with safety features like automatic emergency braking and active lane control. It is equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen display, but customers can opt for a 5-inch LDC unit featuring a rearview camera. As usual, it is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 3-door Hyundai i30 is not coming back with a third generation, instead the i30 Fastback will serve as its new successor. Overall, the new i30 Fastback has a sophisticated twist with an elegant character.
The company has not announced the i30 Fastback’s price yet, but it will sure be more expensive than the regular hatchback. Also, this will not be available in the North American market just yet.