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New Hyundai i30 Fastback to compete with Mazda on pricing

Hyundai’s i30 Fastback will go on sale on 18 January, priced from £20,305 and providing a rival to the similarly priced Mazda3 Fastback.

Hyundai i30 Fastback goes on sales 18 January 2018

Hyundai i30 Fastback goes on sales 18 January 2018

The final model in the i30 family, the new five-door coupé joins the existing hatchback and tourer variants and the newly launched N hot hatch. Compared with the hatch, the Fastback is longer and has a roofline that’s 30mm lower and tapered at the rear – it also brings two new alloy wheel designs and a redesigned grille and headlights.

Three trims are offered – SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE – with specifications mirroring the i30 Hatchback and Tourer models.

Engine line-up carries over the 118bhp 1.0 T-GDi three-cylinder and 137bhp 1.4 T-GDi petrol four-cylinder engines from the i30 Hatchback and Tourer – no diesels are currently planned – while also debuting the 1.0 T-GDi on the Premium and Premium SE trim levels.

Entry-level model is the SE Nav 1.0 T- GDi 120PS six-speed manual, with 17-inch alloys, integrated satellite navigation with 8-inch touchscreen, incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth with voice recognition and wireless phone charging on compatible handsets, rear parking assist system, rear view camera. All models also feature Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Hill Start Assist Control.

Next up is the Premium 1.0 T-GDi six-speed manual, which is priced from £22,105 on the road and adds in dual zone climate control, electronic parking brake with auto hold function, privacy glass and heated front seats with part faux leather. It also comes with Blind Spot Detection System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The top-range Premium SE is available from £23,405 for the 1.0 T-GDi six-speed manual and adds panoramic sunroof, leather seat facings and a heated steering wheel.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.