After introducing the Hyundai i30 and the i30 Tourer, Hyundai Motor has unveiled the Hyundai i30 Fastback - the latest addition to the i30 range, available by the beginning of 2018. The new body type reflects Hyundai's design language while giving it a sophisticated twist with an elegant character.
"The i30 range represents the core of our Hyundai brand in Europe," says Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. "The 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."
Sophisticated silhouette and charismatic proportions
The Hyundai i30 Fastback is characterised by its strong stance and sporty, elongated lines. With the reduction of the Cascading Grille's height at the front, it appears wider and more clearly defined, emphasising the bonnet. A lower horizontal air intake below the grille gives the i30 Fastback a charismatic front. Strong corners and an angled lower front spoiler create a muscular, proud appearance. At the front, full LED Daytime Running Lights and headlamps with a premium dark bezel round off the i30 Fastback's visual impact.
"The i30 Fastback is a real game-changer. We are the first volume brand to enter the compact segment with a stylish and sophisticated 5-door coupe," explains Thomas Berkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe. "When designing the i30 Fastback we played with the proportions of the i30 range by reducing the height of the Cascading Grille and lowering the roof line. The elegant silhouette is further emphasised by the generously arched rear spoiler shape. Our team was able to achieve a pure design, which combines the sports car spirit with the comfort of a luxurious sedan. With this innovative approach to compact cars, we enable our customers to make an expressive statement when driving the Fastback."
Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) keeps a constant speed and distance from the vehicle in front by automatically accelerating and braking up to 180 km/h. If the traffic comes to a halt, the system applies the brakes until the car comes to a standstill and accelerates to the desired speed as soon as the road is clear.
The rear corners are monitored by a Blind Spot Detector (BSD). If another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears in the exterior mirrors.
The Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility by alerting the driver both visually and audibly.
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) senses the car's position and alerts the driver about unsafe movements at speeds over 60 km/h. By audibly and visually warning the driver before inducing corrective steering, it guides the driver back to a safe position.
Road speed signs are immediately recognised by the Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), which displays the speed limit in real time. The navigation system display and the TFT cluster both show the information.
A High Beam Assist (HBA) detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles ahead in the same lane at night and changes to low-beam lights as appropriate, thereby reducing blinding effects on other drivers. HBA automatically re-activates the high beams and therefore maximises the driver's range of vision as soon as no vehicles are detected.
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 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 - 5.0 l/100km, targeted CO2 emissions 125- 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 Hyundai i30 Fastback'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 'high power' 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 Hyundai's i30 models is Hyundai Motor'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.