• Hyundai continues development of third model in high-performance N line-up with i30 n fastback
  • Prototype testing includes performance and durability assessments at company’s technical centre at Nürburgring
  • The new i30 Fastback N will be unveiled later this year, and will be   launch in Australia in 2019

Hyundai Motor is in the final stages of development of the next model to join its expanding range of high-performance cars wearing the N logo: the new i30 Fastback N.

Prototype testing is now well under way, including extensive assessments on a variety of road surfaces around Europe.

Among the testing locations is the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany, where Hyundai has its own technical centre.

The track and the public roads around the region are among those used to evaluate performance and durability, helping to prepare what will be the third N model, after the five-door i30 N and the Veloster N.

Launched earlier this year, the i30 Fastback is a unique car — the only five-door coupe in its segment – which extends the successful i30 model range.

The new i30 Fastback N will take this car to another level, enhancing the sophisticated design of the original model and combining this with the BPM-raising characteristics of its sibling five-door i30 N.

We loved the 5 door. It rivals such luminaries as VW’s Golf GTI and Peugeot’s 308 GTi. It looks great but can the fastback version come near the 5 door for looks, feel, and comfort?

We will drive it as soon as the local models land and report back. We will be looking for performance and handling, as well as the value for money which the 5 door has.

More information on the new i30 Fastback N will be announced later this year, closer to the time of its launch.

See our i30 reviews HERE and HERE