Hyundai launches i30 Fastback N in Australia

FEATURING scintillating 202kW turbo performance in a sophisticated five-door coupe, the Hyundai i30 Fastback N has arrived in Australia, complete with a global chassis calibration honed on the Nürburgring, with Australian tuning input.

Representing the second local offering from the N Performance arm of Korean car maker Hyundai, the i30 Fastback N was developed from the acclaimed i30 N hot hatch, and like its sibling, even comes with a Hyundai factory warranty that covers racetrack driving

The Fastback’s five-door coupe body style marks a first in the small high-performance car segment, and brings a seven percent aerodynamic drag reduction compared with the hatch, and boasts a new N suspension tune.

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Under the hood though, it shares the same 202kW, 353Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the fitment of high-performance semi-slick tyres as the hatch variant.

The i30 Fastback N arrives in Australia on the back of Hyundai’s success in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) securing both drivers’ and teams’ championships with the dominant i30 N TCR race car.

An all-round performer, the i30 Fastback N offers 1,944 permutations of driver-selectable options, allowing it to be tailored to the driver and conditions – playing the practical, comfortable and economical daily drive or the fire-breathing, focused high-performance car at the press of a button.

Like its hot-hatch sibling, the i30 Fastback N is offered in a single 202kW Performance model, grade starting at $41,990 plus on-road costs. The full complement of driver focused technology is standard.

In addition to the standard setup, the i30 Fastback N can be personalised with the choice of two option packs – the Luxury Pack ($3,000) and the Luxury Pack with Panoramic Sunroof ($5,000).

“The i30 N set new benchmarks for both the compact high-performance car and for Hyundai Motor Company, with its acclaimed arrival last year,” HMCA CEO JW Lee said.

“Now, the i30 Fastback N joins as the second in our N Performance series, to give driving enthusiasts the choice of a uniquely sleek and sophisticated high-performance coupe.”

Standard i30 Fastback N features include an active variable exhaust system, electronically controlled adaptive suspension, an electro-mechanical limited-slip differential, and a launch control function.

An over-boost capability lifts torque output to 378Nm at full throttle for up to 18 seconds, while styling highlights include 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with specially developed Pirelli P-Zero HN tyres, and an aerodynamically functional full body kit.

The sports theme is carried over to the interior, which includes sports front seats, a leather-appointed steering wheel, alloy sports pedals, N race computer and instrument panel-mounted shift lights.

The new i30 Fastback N is available in six exterior colours, with the introduction of a sophisticated Shadow Grey as the model’s signature shade.

In addition, customers can choose from Polar White, Phantom Black, Engine Red, Micron Grey and the N-specific Performance Blue, as worn by Hyundai’s WRC contenders.

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