2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots and video

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’s newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and it’s about to get the N performance treatment.

The standard version of the car is called the i30 Fastback. The latest and show a prototype for what’s shaping up to be a new N, a car that will debut in October at the 2018 Paris auto show.

We know this is the N version of the i30 Fastback because of its dual-tip exhausts and uprated wheels, tires and brakes. The wheel pattern is almost identical to the one used on the related Golf GTI-rivaling i30 N hatchback sold overseas.

The i30 Fastback N will share a mechanical package with thei30 N, as well as the Veloster N hatchback we receive here. We’re talking a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual.

Just like the i30 N, expect the i30 Fastback N’s powertrain to offer two states of tune: 246 horsepower in standard guise and 271 hp with an available Performance Package. This should be good for 0-60 mph acceleration in the 6.0-second bracket and a top speed of 155 mph.

That isn’t exactly blistering performance, but the Hyundai N division’s philosophy isn’t about offering the fastest car around a track. Rather, it’s all about delivering the most thrills whether driving along your regular commute or spending a day at a track.

The result are cars that deliver the agile cornering ability you expect from a sports car combined with everyday drivability and race track capability.

The car will go on sale in Europe sometime in . Sadly, just like with the i30 N, there are no plans to bring the i30 Fastback N here.



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