Charismatic by design: The Hyundai i30 Fastback

  • The Hyundai i30 Fastback is the first five-door coupe in the compact car segment
  • Available across Europe early 2018, the i30 Fastback features Hyundai’s signature Cascading Grille, a lowered, elegant sloping roof line ending in a generously arched spoiler line integrated in the body shell, and a strong C-Pillar
  • The i30 Fastback democratises advanced design, making premium features accessible for everyone
  • Slight refinements on the chassis settings make the ride and handling more agile and the steering more precise
  • Connectivity and Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features to meet today’s customer expectations

- The All-New Hyundai i30 Fastback is the latest addition to the i30 range, available across Europe by the beginning of this year.

The new body type reflects Hyundai’s design language while giving it a sophisticated twist. This classic and elegant coupe brings a unique and new approach to the popular C-segment,  underlining Hyundai’s commitment to innovation and customer choice.


The i30 range showcases Hyundai Motor’s DNA models in Europe representing the core of our brand.The i30 Fastback is an important milestone in our line-up, showing our commitment to emotionalise the Hyundai brand with a strong focus on design. Instead of driving around with a classy, treasured GT car only on sunny weekends, the i30 Fastback is made for people who want to enjoy beautiful GT shapes every day. It is the fourth and most daring bodytype to join the successful i30 range.

Andreas-Christoph HofmannVice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe

Sophisticated silhouette and charismatic proportions

The i30 Fastback is characterised by its strong stance and sporty, elongated lines. The sophisticated silhouette features dynamic sports coupe proportions created by an elegant sloping roofline and a long bonnet. This special silhouette is achieved with a lowered roof and a tight cabin sitting on a bold body.

The i30 Fastback is a real game-changer for the Hyundai brand and the industry. We are the first volume brand to enter the compact car segment with a stylish and sophisticated five-door coupe - a car that nobody expected. We were able to design this car from scratch on a blank sheet of paper. Design was our top priority: to create elegant proportions with flowing lines and an attractive profile.

Thomas BürkleChief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe

On the front, the bonnet is emphasised and appears wider thanks to the reduced height of the Cascading Grille. Additionally, the lower horizontal air intake below the grille gives the i30 Fastback a charismatic front. Full LED Daytime Running Lights and headlamps with a premium dark bezel round off the i30 Fastback’s visual impact at the front.

The slim cabin is emphasised by wide wheel arches giving the car a strong stance. The wheel design was specially developed to perfectly match the i30 Fastback’s silhouette: unique 18-inch alloy wheels are available, as well as specific 17-inch alloy wheels. Using classic automotive design codes, the roof has been lowered by 25 millimetres compared with the i30 five-door, enhancing the car’s wide stance on the road, improving aerodynamics and creating a dramatic impression.

Tapering towards the rear, the cabin has a sleek shape, inspired by the shape of a teardrop. The generously arched rear spoiler is integrated into the tailgate and continues to the rear lights. The rear of the cabin is additionally supported by strong shoulders, which makes the i30 Fastback look capable and assertive.

Dividing and sculpting the surfaces creates a vivid play of light and shadow, adding drama to the car. The C-pillar and the rear windscreen are inspired by the premium segment and designed with refined shapes, reinforcing the car's tapered belt line and its sense of dynamic, strong forward motion.

Customers can choose from eleven exterior colours for the i30 Fastback: three pearl choices – Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Stargazing Blue, six metallic choices – Ara Blue, Clean Slate, Fiery Red, Micron Gray, Moon Rock, White Sand, and two solid choices – Engine Red and Polar White. For the interior, customers can choose from three colour options: Black, two-tone Gray and Black or the new and unique Merlot Red interior.

Great driving dynamics

The driving dynamics of the Hyundai i30 line-up are rigorously tested and refined by engineers at Hyundai Motor’s European Testing Centre at the famous Nürburgring "Nordschleife" circuit.

The i30 Fastback reveals some significant differences compared with the other body types of the i30 range. By comparison to the i30 five-door version, the chassis of the i30 Fastback has been lowered by 5 mm and the stiffness of the suspension has been increased by 15%. This provides a more dynamic and more agile driving experience while maintaining a high level of comfort.

Thanks to the lowered roof and chassis leading to an overall height of 1,425 mm, the i30 Fastback is 30 mm lower than the five-door body type, emphasising its elegant and dynamic proportions. With an elongated silhouette, the car has an overall length of 4,455 mm - 115 mm longer than the five-door.

Class-leading standard safety package

Featuring the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technology, the i30 Fastback democratises technology as the other members of the i30 range. Fulfilling the highest European safety standards, the i30 Fastback received the maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP. With Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist always on board, the i30 Fastback offers best-in-class standard active safety.

The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) fitted in the i30 Fastback operates in three stages using camera sensors. First, it warns the driver visually and audibly. In a second step, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage, and in a third stage applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or to minimise damage if a collision is unavoidable. The optional pedestrian recognition uses front radar and avoids or mitigates the consequences of an impact with a pedestrian.

The Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with a driver protection system monitors driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving to prevent potential accidents.

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G) keeps a constant speed and distance from the vehicle in front by automatically accelerating and braking up to 180 km/h. If the traffic comes to a halt, the Stop & Go system applies the brakes until the car comes to a standstill and accelerates to the desired speed as soon as the road is clear.

The rear corners are monitored by the Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW). If another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears in the exterior mirrors.

The Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility by alerting the driver both visually and audibly.

The Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) senses the car’s position and alerts the driver about unsafe movements at speeds over 60 km/h. By audibly and visually warning the driver before inducing corrective steering, it guides the driver back to a safe position.

Road speed signs are immediately recognised by the Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW), which displays the speed limit in real time. The navigation system display and the TFT cluster both show the information.

A High Beam Assist (HBA) detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles ahead in the same lane at night and changes to low-beam lights as appropriate, thereby reducing blinding effects on other drivers. HBA automatically re-activates the high beams and therefore maximises the driver’s range of vision as soon as no vehicles are detected.

Smart connectivity features

Hyundai offers an optional eight-inch touch screen navigation system with state-of-the-art connectivity features for the i30 Fastback. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enable users to connect their smartphones with the car to control music, telephone or navigation functions on-screen. Furthermore, customers receive a seven-year LIVE Services subscription free of charge, which provides continuous updated information about weather, traffic, speed cameras and on online searches for points of interest. A wireless charging system for smartphones with the Qi standard is also available with the i30 Fastback to make connectivity features more convenient.

Customers can choose between different audio options: the standard monochrome five-inch display radio with Bluetooth connectivity or the optional audio system with a five-inch capacitive LCD touch screen and an integrated dynamic rear-view camera.

High quality powertrains: For a dynamic and efficient ride

The i30 Fastack powertrain line-up consists of two downsized turbocharged petrol engines.

Customers can choose between the 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 140 PS or the 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 120 PS. The 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol engine is offered with the six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, which gives a choice of fully automatic operation or manual gear changes. The 1.0 T-GDI is offered with the six-speed manual transmission. All engines come standard with the Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system for increased efficiency.

Made in Europe

Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the third generation of Hyundai’s i30 models represent Hyundai Motor’s DNA cars in Europe. They are built on the infrastructure that Hyundai Motor has developed over the past 25 years in Europe. The success of the i-family is reflected by the strong performance of the i30 range, reaching 1 million sales in 2018 since its introduction ten years ago.