Hyundai i30 Fastback unveiled


Hyundai has unveiled the new i30 in a fastback body style. This model is the latest member of the i30 family, which also includes a hatchback and an estate/station wagon.

Hyundai has given the model a refresh with a new hexagonal grille flanked by sweptback headlamps with projector lights. The fastback profile is more prominent when viewed from the side. The roof slopes down and kicks up at the rear to culminate in a bold boot spoiler. 

The i30 Fastback is 115 mm longer than the hatchback and measures 4,455 mm in overall length. The car's coupe-like roofline is 25 mm lower than the hatchback's and Hyundai claims that the suspension setup is 15% stiffer.

Inside, the i30 Fastback gets an infotainment system with a 5.0-inch display, while high-end variants get an 8.0-inch touchscreen system. Other features include satellite navigation, smartphone connectivity, cruise control and driver assist systems like autonomous emergency braking, driver attention alert, rear-cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, speed limit information function and high beam assist.

At its global unveiling, Hyundai also revealed the list of engines available with the i30 Fastback. A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol with 118 BHP is the smallest powerplant on offer, while a 1.4-litre turbo petrol with 138 BHP is also available. A 6-speed manual transmission is available with the 1.0-litre engine, while a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox is offered with the 1.4 litre unit. A 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder diesel unit is available in 108 BHP and 134 BHP versions with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. All engines get an engine start/stop system.

Hyundai has not revealed any plan to introduce the i30 range in India.

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