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Cars First drive: 2021 Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance prototype

04:35  18 september  2020
04:35  18 september  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Minor revisions to the Hyundai i 30 N take what’s already a very entertaining hot hatchback and improve it notably. I enjoyed this car more some of my colleagues Hyundai i 30 Fastback N Performance prototype specification. Where Nurburgring, Germany Price £32,000 (estimated) On sale March 2021

This is the new Hyundai i 30 N Fastback , in prototype form. Autocar drove the i 30 N Fastback for a single flying lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The Hyundai i 30 Fastback N is still being developed ahead of its launch. The Hyundai i 30 N Fastback is based on the i 30 N hot hatch, but with

Minor revisions to the Hyundai i30 N take what’s already a very entertaining hot hatchback and improve it notably.

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The Hyundai i 30 Fastback N was only unveiled 13 months ago and already, the South Korean car This particular prototype spied near Hyundai ’s facility at the Nurburgring is clad in thick camouflage We suspect Hyundai will tweak the engine of the facelifted i 30 N models to give it a little extra grunt.

Hyundai is also updating its i 30 N Line range. For the first time, the company's sporty-looking trim level will be available on the new Hyundai i 30 Wagon, starting in summer 2020. The dynamic, motorsport-inspired N Line trim has undergone a comprehensive design update for i 30 Hatchback and Fastback .

I enjoyed this car more some of my colleagues already. It really likes cornering and, when you turn-in, it has a genuine willingness to resist pushing-on and rotates seemingly around its middle, so it’s not all about desperate front tyre scrabble. Ford’s ST cars do the same and Renault Sport models used to, too, though alas not always so naturally now.

These revisions, tested in what’s still a prototype, leave that character unchanged, thankfully. Chiefly they bring the option of an eight-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT; previously manual only), an improved ride quality, forged wheels that save more than 14kg of unsprung mass, 15mm bigger front brake discs, minor drive assist, infotainment and seat upgrades, and an extra 5bhp, leaving the i30 N Performance a 276bhp car.

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The Hyundai i 30 Fastback N is a slightly more grown-up, swoopier version of the i 30 N hatch. It’s got a bit less headroom in the back , and a bigger boot

Some of the suspension changes were designed around the arrival of the DCT and the extra 60-70kg it brings. Front camber is more than doubled and DCT versions get different tuning for the electronically-controlled dampers than the lighter six-speed manual cars.

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The DCT is a good ‘box, shifting smoothly and quickly and responsively up and down gears and it’ll cruise at around 1900rpm on the motorway. There are a few different drive modes, as there are for the steering, engine response, damper tuning, exhaust and more – honestly too bewildering for me but at least there’s now a cool spider chart on the 10.25in screen to make selecting options easier.

I’d rather N’s engineers gave us fewer and picked the ones they liked best, because there’s no doubt they’re really good at dynamic tuning. I tried the DCT in the longer Fastback model, which is a little more inert than a manual hatchback we also drove. Both ride with more ease than they did, but retain fine body control.

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Back to all news. Currently reading: First drive : 2020 Hyundai i 30 N Line MHEV prototype . The i 30 's suspension and steering have both been slightly tweaked too, provided you go for the At least the engine sounds smooth, but its lack of performance is a telling reminder that the N Line

Introducing the Hyundai i 30 N , an accessible high performance car with five individual drive modes. We've taken everything you loved about the i 30 N , refined its performance on the road and upgraded the body to an aerodynamic fastback silhouette.

The DCT remains fun, too, despite the extra weight, but the manual hatch is still the better, purer, more nimble driver’s car. I’d have one over a Honda Civic Type R. It’s lower on outright power, and probably lap speed, than Honda or Renault alternatives, but lighten up, there’s more to life.

Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance​ prototype specification

Where Nurburgring, Germany Price £32,000 (estimated) On sale March 2021 Engine 4 cyls, 1998cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 276bhp at 5200-6000rpm Torque 289lb ft at 1950-4600rpm Gearbox 8-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1500kg (estimated) Top speed 160mph (estimated) 0-62mph 5.9sec Fuel economy 36mpg (estimated) CO2 170g/km, 37% Rivals Cupra Leon, Ford Focus ST


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