The all-new Hyundai i30 was only introduced in March, but already it has spawned the practical Tourer, and more hardcore i30 N hot hatch. This Hyundai i30 Fastback was revealed alongside its sporty sibling.
Sitting 30mm lower than the standard hatch, the Hyundai i30 Fastback is defined by its sloping roofline. The distinctive teardrop shape flows down into a neat integrated spoiler. Its more sculpted front bumper gives the car a sportier look as do its smart alloy wheels.
To match its more defined shape there are twelve different colours to choose from. A combination of solid and metallic choices are available, but also three unique pearl tones. The interior further allows for you to pick and choose from three shades including Merlot Red.
It’s not just the styling that has changed. The suspension is stiffer than the hatchback to reduce body movement through faster bends.
Under the bonnet is a choice of both petrol and diesel engines. A petrol 1.0-litre turbo with 118bhp is joined by a 1.4-litre 138bhp unit. The 1.0-litre gets a 6-speed manual whilst the larger petrol has the choice of that manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. A 1.6 litre diesel engine can be had with 108bhp or 134bhp and both transmission options.
There is also plenty of safety tech to be found in the Hyundai i30 Fastback. Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist, comes with every car.
Pricing has yet to be announced for the Fastback, but expect an increase on the £16,995 for the hatchback.