Hyundai i30 Fastback 1.5 T-GDi N Line 2022 UK review

1 Hyundai i30 Fastback DCT N Line 2022 review lead

Sportier suspension sharpens Hyundai’s stylish hatchback alternative, which remains largely unopposed in its niche

The idea is a simple one: make a more premium and desirable coupé body shape out of a hatchback. That’s what Hyundai set out to achieve in 2018 with the launch of the i30 Fastback, a sleeker five-door liftback version of the i30 hatchback that tried to replicate the success Mercedes-Benz has had in morphing an A-Class into a CLA.However sleek it might look and interesting the proposition might be, the idea hasn’t really set the world alight or prompted a whole raft of imitations from rival firms (when they all start making their own, you know you’re really onto something…). Yet it remains a stylish option and a welcome niche in a sea of family similar hatchbacks.The i30 Fastback was refreshed just over a year ago and the range simplified at the same time. The car is available in the sporty N Line trim only and with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It’s the latter we’re testing here.
Source: Autocar

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