2020 Hyundai i30 N-Line Hatchback Experience


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The 2020 Hyundai i30 N hatchback has quickly become an Drive-My favorite. Can the Fastback version do the same.
As its name suggests it’s a hot version of Hyundai’s recently launched five-door coupe. It’s intended as a more mature proposition for buyers who want the pace and poise of the hatch but are put off by its aggressive styling and soundtrack. It doesn’t officially make its debut until this October’s Paris motor show, but Hyundai’s N division (headed by former BMW M boss Albert Biermann, should you need reminding) is keen to get things right straight out of the box and has therefore provided Drive-My with early access to a pre-production example late In the model’s development cycle.

Despite wearing a camouflage wrap it’s still clear to see the Fastback has a more elegant form than the hatch, the sloping rear roofline and extended tail making it look lower, but less aggressive, in its stance. Yet there are clear hints of N pedigree beneath, not least the ducktail spoiler on the tailgate, added to improve high-speed stability (there are no numbers yet, but expect a higher top speed than the hatch’s 155mph).
The 19-inch alloys and the larger brake discs and calipers are taken from the i30 N hatchback, as is plenty of other hardware.

This includes the 271bhp turbocharged 2-litre four, the six-speed manual gearbox and the electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Also carried over is the MacPherson strut front suspension and independent multi-link rear axle, albeit with a number of tweaks aimed at sharpening the Fastback’s handling but not at the expense of comfort.
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