Hyundai N Line enhancements for i30 Fastback announced

October 31, 2018

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.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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