i30 Fastback N Limited Edition released for 2021

Hyundai Motor Company Australia is pleased to introduce the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition, which is available to order until September 31 to a maximum of 500 units.

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  • Introducing the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition: a high-performance send-off model featuring a Fastback-first paddle-shift N DCT transmission
  • The Limited Edition features an upgraded 206kW 2.0L turbo engine with flat power tune, lightweight 19” forged alloys, and N Light Seats
  • A maximum of 500 units will be built, with the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition available to order up until September 31, priced from $49,000 MLP

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The Limited Edition brings a paddle-shifted N DCT automatic for the first time in i30 Fastback N, as well as introducing additional high-performance driving features and upgraded convenience technology.

The i30 Fastback N Limited Edition hones the model’s high-performance credentials with a new 206kW, 392Nm 2.0-litre flat power tune engine featuring an upgraded turbocharger and intercooler. 

Redesigned suspension geometry and hardware further enhance performance, along with a bespoke Australian-developed tune for the Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS).

Body-hugging N Light Seats and strengthened 19-inch forged alloy wheels bring weight reduction, and a larger 10.25” Sat Nav multimedia system and wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging enhance the in-cabin experience.

“We are delighted to introduce the i30 Fastback N Limited Edition for an exclusive number of lucky high-performance customers,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo said.

“The Limited Edition builds on the i30 N’s renowned racetrack capability in an everyday sports car package, with enhanced performance and handling, and additional safety and convenience technologies.”

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New turbocharger, intercooler & ‘flat-power’ tune

An upgraded 2.0-litre engine featuring a new turbocharger and intercooler is offered in manual and DCT automatic variants. With 206kW and 392Nm, outputs are up 4kW and 39Nm respectively.

The new 2.0L turbo also benefits from a ‘flat-power’ tune, which enhances responsiveness and acceleration for even more fun on the road or the track. Flat-power provides more torque and power at lower rpm, thus utilising more of the engine’s potential in everyday driving situations.

The i30 Fastback N Limited Edition maintains maximum torque between 2,100 and 4,700rpm, and achieves maximum power at 6,000rpm. This improves acceleration in the mid- and high-speed range to deliver consistently high performance.

The Limited Edition Fastback has a maximum speed of 250km/h and the DCT version can go from 0-100 km/h in 5.4secs.

The i30 Fastback N Limited Edition is equipped with a range of high-performance driving features such as a Rev Matching function, Launch Control and an N Supervision cluster with shift lights.

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N DCT brings broader appeal

The new N DCT eight-speed dual-clutch transmission enables a range of high-performance driving features, making the Limited Edition even more fun to drive.

N DCT is a wet type transmission, which means oil is used to cool and lubricate the clutch components, reducing friction and heat, and increasing torque transfer capability.

The transmission was designed to provide the engaging experience of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic.

Drivers can choose to engage manual mode and shift gears via either the paddle shifters on the steering wheel or using the gear selector. The gear selector adopts the accepted motorsport shifting logic – you push forward to downshift, and pull back to upshift.

The N DCT enables three new N performance functions for even more driving fun: N Grin Shift, N Power Shift and N Track Sense Shift.

N Grin Shift (NGS) releases maximum power of the engine and transmission for 20 seconds – performance that is sure to bring a grin to the driver’s face. To activate it, the driver pushes a steering wheel button, which also starts a countdown timer on the cluster.

N Power Shift (NPS) is engaged when the car accelerates with more than 90 percent accelerator, reducing torque drop-off during shifts to enhance acceleration and bring the involvement of a manual-like shove in the back during upshifts.

Finally, N Track Sense Shift (NTS) recognises when the road conditions are optimal for dynamic driving – on a racetrack, for example – to activate automatically. By selecting the right gear and shift timing, it lets you extract maximum performance, just like a race car driver would.

N Grin Control System

The N Grin Control System gives the driver a choice of five distinct driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom.

The driving modes adjust the parameters of the engine, the suspension, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), N Corner Carving Differential (e-LSD), active variable exhaust, steering and transmission, to optimise them for a variety of driving conditions.

In N Custom mode, drivers can select from Eco, Normal, Sport and Sport+ settings for individual vehicle systems, to match their driving preferences and the road conditions.

19-inch forged alloy wheels

Five-double-spoke forged 19-inch alloy wheels designed for minimum mass and maximum strength deliver a combined unsprung weight reduction of 14.4kg compared with the previous i30 Fastback N’s cast alloy wheels.

With a dark satin grey matte finish that contrasts with the red N-specific brake calipers, they underline the model’s racing spirit.

N Light Sports Bucket Seats

N Light Seats are a highlight in the Limited Edition, providing superb lateral support and a combined weight saving of 2.2kg compared with the standard seats.

The N Light Seats also bring a premium feel with leather and Alcantara upholstery, Performance Blue stitching and an illuminated N logo in the integrated headrest.

Ride & handling

The i30 Fastback N Limited Edition features refined suspension and steering systems tuned to deliver improved ride and handling performance.

A wider front track, revised geometry, and new spring, bushing and damper calibrations allow the Limited Edition to provide greater comfort and more driver engagement.

Coupled with the electronically controlled N Corner Carving Differential and Hyundai-bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres, i30 Fastback N Limited Edition delivers ultra-sharp handling and immense front-end grip.

The Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) benefits from extensive local Australian tuning across its three modes, to offer a range of settings suited to our challenging urban, highway and country roads, and to the racetrack.

Bigger front brakes

Greater performance demands a corresponding upgrade to stopping-power. The i30 Fastback N Limited Edition is duly fitted with larger 360mm (up from 345mm) front disc rotors clamped by signature red N calipers.

Fade-free performance is assured, even with the newfound power, thanks to brake cooling air guides mounted to the front lower control arms.

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Technical Specifications

Engine

2.0L T-GDI

Transmission

6MT or 8DCT

Power

206kW

Max. torque

392Nm

Top speed

250km/h

0-100 km/h

5.4sec

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PRICING & SPECIFICATIONS

Pricing

Engine

Body style

Transmission

Limited Edition

2.0L Turbo

Fastback

6 speed manual

$49,000

8 speed DCT

$52,000

Options

Limited Edition

Premium paint (Metallic & mica)

$495

Panoramic glass sunroof

$1,500

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs.

Colours & Trims

Model

Details

Exterior

i30 Fastback N

Limited Edition

Polar
White

(PYW)

Shadow Grey

(TKG)

Dark Knight

(YG7)

Phantom
Black

(PAE)

Performance Blue

(XFB)

Engine
Red

(JHR)

Sunset
Red

(WR6)

Solid

Solid

Mica

Mica

Solid

Solid

Mica

Front lip / rear diffuser insert

Signal Red

N Dark Metal

Interior

Black Alcantara / leather (TRY)

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Specifications

i30 Fastback N Limited Edition

2.0L Turbo-GDi MT or DCT

Key specifications:

N-exclusive performance features:

N-exclusive interior styling:

LED daytime running lights (DRL)

– 206kW/392Nm 2.0 Turbo engine

– Alloy sports pedals

LED headlights and front indicators

– Active variable exhaust

– N Light Seats

LED side repeaters in mirrors

– Electronic Controlled Suspension

– Alcantara and leather interior

LED tail lights

– Electro-mechanical LSD

– 4.2” TFT colour Supervision cluster

Temporary space saver spare wheel

– N Drive Mode System

SmartSense advanced safety: 

10.25” satellite navigation system

– N Performance Driving Data Sys.

– Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 

DAB+ digital radio

– Performance brake package

   City/Urban/Pedestrian (camera)

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

– Rear stiffness bar

– Driver Attention Warning

Cruise control

– Rev matching function

– Lane Keeping Assist  

Dual zone climate control

N-exclusive exterior styling:

– Lane Following Assist

Heated front seats/steering wheel

– 19” alloy wheels – forged

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

LED courtesy & puddle lights

– Pirelli P-Zero HN tyres

Parking Distance Warning – Fr/Rr

Power folding exterior mirrors

– Full body kit

Rear view camera

Smart key & push button start

– Headlights & tail lights

Rain sensing wipers

Wireless charging pad (Qi)

– Rear boot lip spoiler

Rear privacy glass

Electro-chromatic interior mirror

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