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 £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.
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Mazda 3 Sportback
Hyundai i30 Fastback
Price £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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