X

Hyundai i30 Fastback N is a hot hatch that looks like a sedan

With up to 271 horsepower on tap, it's plenty sprightly.

andrewkrok.jpg
andrewkrok.jpg
Andrew Krok
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-6
1 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

Hyundai debuted the i30 Fastback N at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.   

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-36
2 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

Instead of traditional five-door hatchback shape, the hatch has been slimmed down to look closer to a sedan, or, if you love marketing speak, a "five-door coupe."    

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-7
3 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

Like the i30 N before it, the Fastback variant has a more aggressive front bumper with black-bezel LED headlights and red stripes scattered about.     

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-30
4 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

And, as one might expect, N badges abound.    

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-28
5 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

The steering wheel is thicker, the seats are more heavily bolstered and the pedals are fancier by a smidge.    

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-14
6 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

There are more N badges, in addition to an N-specific instrument cluster.     

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-22
7 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

Its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gas engine will put out either 246 or 271 horsepower.

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-18
8 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

The latter configuration lays down an ample 260 pound-feet of torque, but an overboost function cranks that up to 278 pound-feet for small periods of time.    

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-19
9 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

A six-speed manual is standard, as is front-wheel drive.    

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-2
10 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

Keep scrolling to check out even more pictures of the Hyundai i30 Fastback N.

hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-10
11 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-23
12 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-29
13 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-20
14 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-16
15 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-31
16 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-33
17 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-24
18 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-4
19 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-37
20 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-26
21 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-3
22 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-12
23 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-35
24 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-21
25 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-15
26 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-5
27 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-13
28 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-9
29 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-34
30 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-27
31 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018
32 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-25
33 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-32
34 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-17
35 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-11
36 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow
hyundai-i30-n-fastback-paris-2018-8
37 of 37 Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

More Galleries

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
mandalorian-3-social.png

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

62 Photos
See Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup
Samsung Galaxy S23

See Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup

10 Photos
2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge
2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge

52 Photos
Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference
james-webb-seq-00-14-05-10-still002

Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference

12 Photos
Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV
Audi Activesphere concept

Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV

51 Photos
Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)
yamaha01.jpg

Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)

16 Photos
CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)
dia-de-los-muertos-3318-001.jpg

CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)

9 Photos