Hyundai Teases Hot i30 N Fastback Ahead Of Its Official Debut Later This Year

Hyundai has released the first bit of official information on the upcoming i30 N Fastback, the third member of its expanding high-performance model lineup wearing the N logo.

The Korean car maker said that development of the hot ‘five-door coupe’ is now well under way, testing prototypes on a variety of road surfaces around Europe. This of course includes the Nurbugring, where Hyundai has its own technical center.

Both the historic track and its surrounding roads are used to evaluate the performance and durability of the upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback, which is expected to use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain with its hatchback sibling.

This means that the finished car will be offered in two power guises: 246hp (250PS) in the base model and 271hp (275PS) in the Performance Package version.

The exterior of the i30 N Fastback is going to feature a more aggressive bodykit that includes bigger air intakes at the front, deeper side sills, a rear diffuser and integrated wing on the hatchback, as well as a set of bigger wheels.

The chassis will likely employ an adaptive suspension and the same set of driving modes, as introduced in the i30 N hatchback. Straight-line performance would be also similar, with the i30 N hatchback capable of running the classic 0-62mph (100km/h) in 6.1 seconds.

Hyundai says that the i30 N Fastback will be unveiled later this year, with more information to be announced closer to the time of the reveal.

more photos...
  • Puddingpopper

    Neon bois rejoice

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    Id like to see this go up against a Dodge Demon on the track. Then we’d know!

  • Six_Tymes

    from the front views with the cladding, it sure looks like an Audi

Hyundai Is Bringing A Mysterious Global Debut To Los Angeles

The mystery model will be shown alongside a plug-in hybrid crossover concept and the facelifted Ioniq.

2020 Jetta VS7 Is A Seat Tarraco In Disguise For China

The 2020 Jetta VS7 comes exclusively with a 1.4-liter with a six-speed manual or auto.

Kia Teases What Looks To Be The Seltos For The U.S.

The Kia Seltos is available with a range of petrol and diesel engines depending on the market.

2020 Macan Turbo And Taycan 4S Headline Porsche’s LA Auto Show Lineup

The entry-level Porsche Taycan costs $103,800.

Guess Who’s Excited About The Ford Mustang Mach-E? Yep, That Would Be Elon Musk

Musk hopes the Ford Mustang Mach-E will push other automakers to go electric.

UAW Members Narrowly Approve Ford Contract That Includes Plant Closure

Ford’s contract with the UAW calls for a new product to be built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant that makes the Mustang.

Ferrari GTC4 Grand Lusso Is The Four-Door Prancing Horse You Never Knew You Wanted

The Ferrari GTC4 Grand Lusso has a sleek design with sharp angles and would make for a practical super saloon.

BMW’s i4 Has More Power Than The M3 At 523 HP, Can Charge Up To 80% In 35 Minutes

The BMW i4 will have an 80 kWh battery which will enable the model to travel 373 miles on a single charge.

Hyundai Wants In On Super Bowl LIV, Will Run 60-Sec Spot

Hyundai’s new 60-second Super Bowl LIV commercial will run in the second quarter of the game.

California Government Is Done With Gas Cars, Will Mostly Buy Green Vehicles From Now On

California has fueled the feud between it and President Trump over vehicles’ emissions.