It’s fair to say that Hyundai has been on a roll lately, with new model launches coming thick and fast. Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled Hyundai Kona Electric, the 2021 i30 Fastback N has been unveiled in Europe, bringing the liftback model in-line with the updated i30 N hatch. Together with the i30 Sedan N, which has so far only been teased by Hyundai, we can expect to see the trio of performance i30 variants globally in the coming year forming the 2021 i30 N range.
Outputs for the facelifted i30 Fastback N will now mirror those of the new i30 N hatch, with both producing 206kW and 392Nm (up from 202kW and 378Nm in the current model). Buyers will also be able to chose between the standard 6-speed manual transmission and a new automatic dual-clutch gearbox for the first time. The hatch’s styling tweaks inside and out also carryover to i30 Fastback N.
Unfortunately, it seems that the current i30 Fastback N looks unlikely to be replaced in Australia when Hyundai’s i30 N range is set to go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2021. The i30 Fastback N might be culled and is set to be replaced by the i30 Sedan N, which has been confirmed for a local launch and will sit alongside the facelifted i30 N hatchback.
With the current i30 N lineup starting at $41,500 to $45,500 before on road costs for both the hatch and Fastback styles, we can only speculate that prices should remain in the same ballpark for the manual versions of both the i30 N hatch and the i20 Sedan N, with an additional few thousand dollars for the auto gearbox options. Pricing for the i30 Sedan N would be a guess at this point, but we’d expect it to sit about these two
Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto as we eagerly await what the Korean brand’s Australian arm does regarding next year’s i30 N range. Does it import all three i30 N models, or does it just stick to the i30 N hatch and i30 Sedan N? Only time will tell. In the meantime check out our review of the i30 Fastback N and the i30 N hatch.