Designed to thrill: The All-New Hyundai i30 Fastback N

- As part of Hyundai’s i30 range, the All-New i30 Fastback N is the next fun-to-drive car for enthusiasts available across Europe since the end of 2018.

Besides its unique high-performance design features, it was developed according to the “form follows function” principle. Designers worked closely with aerodynamics specialists to define the right ratio between the car’s downforce, drag and aerodynamics to create the best possible driving experience. The hot five-door coupe is longer and lean with its striking silhouette and sporty stance. In consequence, the All-New i30 Fastback N slices through the air at speed. It is 120 mm longer than i30 N five-door and the roof peaks lower by 21 mm compared to the i30 five-door N. Its streamlined shape is demonstrated by a drag coefficient of 0.297 Cd, compared with the i30 five-door N’s 0.320 Cd.

On the outside

After first introducing the N performance-specific design features with the i30 N five-door, Hyundai has now launched the first five-door hot coupe in the C-segment, unique in its class. The i30 Fastback N combines unique high-performance design elements paired with the sophisticated style of the i30 Fastback with its charismatic front and teardrop-shaped cabin. The distinguishing N elements that underline the N look are the unique front bumper with larger air intakes and a red character line. In combination with the prominent Cascading Grille, the familiy’s identity that features the N emblem, the car’s origin is clearly visible. The i30 Fastback N comes with black bezel headlamps.

At the rear, the new spoiler and the aggressive bumper further underline its hot and dynamic appearance. In addition, the glossy black rear boot lid lip makes the rear stand out, making a downforce-creating impression. The elegant form thereby follows the function of further enhancing aerodynamics and creating the best possible driving experience. On the rear’s lower part, an elongated character line reflecting in red underlines the bumper. To complete the car’s sporty impression, a unique triangular rear fog lamp is integrated into the section between the double muffler exhaust. The car’s side view picks up the thrilling character with 19-inch alloy wheels designed for N, red brake calipers with the ‘N’ logo, a black side sill of the lowered body and glossy black outside mirror housings.

The All-New i30 Fastback N is available in six exterior colours, allowing customers to further express themselves. The mature Shadow Grey is the exclusive launch colour of Hyundai’s new five-door coupe. Customers can also choose from Polar White, Phantom Black, Engine Red, Performance Blue and Micron Grey – all colours that are also available for the i30 five-door N. The door handles come in the same colour as the car’s body.

On the inside

High-quality interior materials and dark metal inserts underline the elegant character of the i30 Fastback N and its affiliation with the motorsport sector. The i30 Fastback N features uniquely designed high-performance sport seats that carry the N logo, red stitching and come with a seat cushion extension. The covering of the seats is available in a sophisticated black one-tone interior colour in a combination of suede and leather.

The red stitching in the All New i30 Fastback N’s interior brings distinction from any other N. The interior is focused on connecting the driver with the car at all touch points with red accents in the stitch and air vent ring colour. Its centrepiece is the exclusive ‘N’ sports steering wheel, which ensures the driver is in optimal control of all driving performance features directly by hand. The characteristic N button with a chequered flag icon on the right side (painted in dark metal) allows direct access to the N mode. Right above, drivers can activate the Rev matching button for better engine control. On the left, three standard drive modes can be selected: Normal, Sport and Eco.

All driving performance settings become visible on the centre screen, the N cluster. On top of the centre console, the high performance track data is additionally on display – specifically made for passionate drivers. The N logo is positioned on the base of the steering wheel as well as on the ball-type gear shift knob, both featuring the red stitching to be in line with the coherent colour design of the All-New i30 Fastback N. Metal pedals emphasise the sporty driving feel.