Today we are driving a Hyundai i30 for a review! Our journey today takes us over the hills of Florence, to discover this new car. The Fastback is in fact the latest version of Hyundai i30, a car designed to satisfy any consumer desire. Before getting into the car I take a break to appreciate the i30 Fastback exterior line. This new version introduces a new design for the range, the lines are streamlined and convey a feeling of elegance.
The roof line is sloping and it is 25mm lower than the traditional i30. On the front, among the magnificent full LED headlamps with a black outline, there is the new “Cascading Grille”, a new low-slung grid. On the back you can also notice a spoiler that makes the whole car more muscular and sporty.
Moving to the interior I can find the same feeling of elegance offered by the car. The controls and switches are all ergonomic and always easy to reach, excellent the steering wheel for grip and dimensions too. Traveling I can appreciate the comfort and the technologies offered by this Hyundai i30 Fastback. During long motorway journeys, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function proved to be a valid help.
This Korean car also manages to spoil its occupants with many other small but helpful things, such as, the navigator with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging for phones and, on request, heated and coolable leather seats. Safety is not left to chance, in fact, there are many active and passive systems. In addition to the previously mentioned adaptive cruise control, the Safety package includes the blind spot detector, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the recognition of road signs.
How is Hyundai i30 Fastback going on road? Thanks also to the Michelin Pilot Sport tires, road holding is always at the highest levels. The sporting spirit of this version of i30 is felt with stiffer suspension that contains the roll and contribute to a feeling of safety on the road. This attitude, however, despite the generously sized rims, does not compromise on-board comfort.
Hyundai i30 Fastback therefore offers fun between the corners but also relaxation when desired. Good job! The engine that drives Hyundai i30 Fastback is a 1.4L Turbo petrol 140hp. This engine behaved very well throughout the test, offering a good balance between consumption and performance, without ever regretting a diesel. The DCT double clutch transmission in the city is a godsend: always fluid, responsive and fast.
Also present the steering wheel paddles for gear change, very useful in the case of sports driving. To better manage the car, the Hyundai i30 Fastback offers three driving modes: “Eco”, “Normal” and “Sport”. On balance Hyundai i30 Fastback is a car that offers style and elegance but not only, safety is also guaranteed by the 5-star Euro NCAP. But there’s more! Technology at the highest levels and comfort from premium cars, all for a price of around 28 thousand euros. Hyundai i30 Fastback is a car that will never leave you unhappy.
Article: Edoardo Mascalchi
Pictures: Edoardo Mascalchi, Federico Schipani