2021 Hyundai i30 N Fastback Facelift Spied, Now With 20% Less Camo

Hyundai has been busy lately developing a revised version of their performance i30 N Fastback. Our spies caught up with the company’s engineers in two different instances having peeled off the heavier parts of the camouflage, giving us a slighter better view of the front and rear ends. However, the only visible difference over the current model that we could make out from these images is the mesh pattern on the grille. Updated 10/28/2019

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N was only unveiled 13 months ago and already, the South Korean car manufacturer has started work on a facelifted version.

We’ve know about Hyundai developing an update to the regular i30 for quite some time so it only makes sense that the upgrades set to be enjoyed by lesser models will also find their way onto the i30 N hatchback and Fastback variants.

This particular prototype spied near Hyundai’s facility at the Nurburgring is clad in thick camouflage to hide its design. The usual array of re-designed exterior parts are expected to feature, including revised headlights, a bespoke grille, and tweaked bumpers. Much larger dual tailpipes are also featured on this tester.

Current Hyundai i30 N hatchback and Fastback models are all sold with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 246 hp in standard guise and 271 hp when the Performance Package version is purchased. Both models have 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque on tap that increases to 279 lb-ft (378 Nm) with overboost.

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We suspect Hyundai will tweak the engine of the facelifted i30 N models to give it a little extra grunt. However, it’s unlikely that power will be increased to match the 306 hp of the Honda Civic Type R.

Inside, the current i30 N model feels very much the same as a lesser i30. In fact, the most significant changes include some red stitching, two additional buttons on the steering wheel, and a shifter for the six-speed manual transmission that comes standard. We would like to see Hyundai make the cabin of the i30 N feel more special than it currently does with more premium surfaces. Some carbon fiber wouldn’t go astray, for example.

The facelifted Hyundai i30 N will probably be unveiled before the end of 2020 and hit the market soon after.

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Photo credits: CarPix and S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Porkopolis

    Why is the Veloster N the only N car in the US? Why is the Veloster even in the US? Hyundai and Kia baffle me with their judgement.

    • Dude

      I thought I read somewhere what we were getting an Elantra N and an N suv

      • lol I doubt an Elantra N… A Kona N and i20 N are coming. I would Guess the Kona is the Upcoming upcoming car you read about…

  • Steve Cohn

    This car would compete well with the new VW Jetta GLI in the U.S.
    Not sure why this one will not be sold in the U.S.

  • erly5

    A whole 20% less camo! Wow, could I be any less excited?

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