Hyundai N Line enhancements for i30 Fastback announced

Hyundai is expanding its new N Line performance accessories range in Europe, presenting sporty parts for the new i30 Fastback.

As we already know, Hyundai Australia will soon welcome the i30 Fastback N. This is essentially a four-door coupe version of the i30 N hatchback, featuring the same performance credentials including the potent 2.0-litre turbo engine.

An intermediate step is being offered overseas through the range of N Line products, as first revealed for the i30 hatch. These are a bit like some of the German car brands and their racy enhancements. Think along the lines of BMW’s M Sport packages and Mercedes’s AMG Sport range.

For the regular i30 Fastback, which isn’t set to be offered in Australia, buyers are being offered N Line parts to help spruce up the character of the car. The exterior can be upgraded to showcase a similar bodykit as what’s seen on the proper N version, including a silver-accented front bumper bar, and the same rear bumper bar and red reflector line as seen on the N.

Buyers will soon be able to specify some 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, when powered by the 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol engine option with 103kW. Some 17-inch items will also be available for the 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol version, which generates 88kW.

Inside, the fun doesn’t stop. There’s special N-branded sports seats and steering wheel, metal pedals for the driver, and an N Line gear shifter. Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe HQ, said:

“Our second Hyundai model available with the new trim, the i30 Fastback N Line, enables even more customers to experience the N feeling. The i30 Fastback N Line combines the elegance of our five-door coupe and a distinguished selection of dynamic N Line features. Our N Line trim is made for customers who want to spice up their i30.”

The N Line parts will be available across Europe at the end of 2018. N Line parts are expected to be offered in Australia next year, however, as mentioned, the regular i30 Fastback isn’t likely to make it here; only the proper N version.