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2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback review - verdict

The Hyundai i30 family hatchback has gained a five-door coupΓ© variant, called the Fastback. We've driven it for the first time.

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Hyundai i30 Fastback

Hyundai's designers have upped the i30’s desirability by sculpting its bodywork in the fastback style, but this is otherwise business as usual for Hyundai.

That means reasonable value for money – in fact, the premium for the i30 Fastback is just Β£500 over the i30 hatchback – good build quality, competitive fuel economy and very little in the way of excitement.

Indeed, the i30 Fastback is likely to appeal to only a narrow band of buyers in the market for a family hatchback, but for those who like what they see, there’s little to disappoint.

Richard Lane


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Rated 3 out of 5


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Hyundai i30 Fastback

Price Β£20,305 Engine 4cyl, 1353cc, petrol Power 137bhp at 6000rpm Torque 179lb ft at 15000rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 9.5sec Top speed 126mph Official economy 52.3mpg CO2, tax band 125g/km, 24%

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