As expected, Hyundai Australia has confirmed the facelifted i30 Fastback N will be sold locally, albeit only as a Limited Edition variant that is now available to order until September 30, with a maximum of 500 examples up for grabs.
The style-focused liftback is identically priced to the facelifted i30 Nhatchback’s Premium grade with a sunroof, at $49,000 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual or $52,000 for the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, although the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition’s panoramic item costs $1500 extra.
Like the i30 N hatchback and the all-new i30 Sedan N that will permanently replace the i30 Fastback N in Hyundai Australia’s model line-up, the Limited Edition is motivated by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, which develops 206kW of power at 6000rpm and 392Nm of torque from 2100-4700rpm.
That said, peak power is increased to 213kW with the optional eight-speed dual-clutch automatic’s N Grin Shift mode. With launch control engaged, this combination helps the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition to sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds while on the way to its 250km/h top speed.
Standard equipment in the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition includes rev-match functionality, an electronic limited-slip differential, adaptive suspension, a variable sports exhaust system, dusk-sensing LED lights, rain-sensing wipers, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, Pirelli P Zero HN tyres, red brake callipers, power-folding side mirrors with puddle lights, keyless entry, rear privacy glass and a lip spoiler.
The style-focused liftback is identically priced to the facelifted i30 N hatchback’s Premium grade with a sunroof.
Advanced driver-assist systems in the Subaru WRX and Skoda Octavia RS rival extend to autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), lane-keep assist, cruise control, driver attention alert, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, and tyre pressure monitoring.
2022 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing before on-road costs