After introducing the Hyundai i30 in March 2017 and the i30 Tourer this month, Hyundai Motor has unveiled the i30 Fastback â€“ the latest addition to the i30 range, available by the beginning of next year. The new body type reflects Hyundaiâ€™s design language while giving it a sophisticated twist with an elegant character.
â€œThe i30 range represents the core of our Hyundai brand in Europe,â€ says Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. â€œThe i30 Fastback is the newest in our range, bringing a unique new approach to this popular segment. The sophisticated design of this model incorporates the essence of our philosophy, making premium design accessible for everyone. The i30 Fastback is the first elegant five-door coupe to enter the compact segment, underlining our commitment to innovation and customer choice.â€
Elegant proportions and sporty driving dynamics
The driving dynamics of the Hyundai i30 line-up are rigorously tested and refined by engineers at Hyundai Motorâ€™s European Testing Centre at the famous NÃ¼rburgring “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 5mm 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.
Dynamic and efficient powertrains
The powertrain line-up of the i30 Fastback consists of two downsized turbocharged petrol engines, which were newly launched in the i30 range.
Customers can choose between the 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 140 PS or the 1.0 Â Â T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 120 PS (targeted fuel consumption in l/100 km for the Hyundai i30 Fastback range: combined 5.5 â€“ 5.0 l/100km, targeted CO2Â emissions 125â€“ 115 g/km*). 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 6MT. All engines come standard with the Integrated Stop and Go (ISG) system for increased efficiency. The i30 Fastbackâ€™s powertrain line-up will be further expanded with the addition of a newly developed, efficient 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine available with two power outputs: a version with 110 PS and a â€˜high powerâ€™ version with 136 PS. Both versions will be available with the six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
Made in Europe
Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the third generation of Hyundaiâ€™s i30 models is Hyundai Motorâ€™s DNA car range in Europe. They are built on the infrastructure that Hyundai Motor has developed over the past 25 years in Europe. With more than 800,000 cars sold in Europe since the introduction of the first generation i30 in 2008, Hyundai Motor aims to continue the success of the i-range.
* All values are tentative targets and not yet homologated, hence subject to changes.