New Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance praised by journalistsSeptember 16, 2020
The dual-clutch automatic transmission arrives as part of an upgrade for the “charged” hatchback.
Minor tweaks to the Hyundai i30 N move into an interesting and hot hatchback and improve it noticeably. The prototype of the new Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance really loves corners and handles them well, as reported by an autocar journalist who was lucky enough to test the car.
The charged Korean novelty received an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT; previously only manual), improved ride quality, forged wheels that save more than 14 kg of unsprung weight, front brake discs 15 mm larger, and an infotainment system.
The new Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance is propelled by an upgraded power unit, which has increased power by 5 hp, resulting in a hatchback produces 276 horsepower.
Several suspension changes have been developed in response to the DCT and the additional 60-70kg that it brings. Front camber has been more than doubled, and DCT versions get a different electronically controlled damper setting than lighter vehicles with a six-speed manual transmission.
The DCT is a nice gearbox that shifts gears smoothly and quickly, and will fly at around 1900 RPM on motorways. There are several different driving modes such as steering, engine response, damper setting, exhaust, and more.
It should be noted that journalists appreciated the DCT in action in a longer Fastback model, which is more inert than a hatchback with manual transmission, but both models retain excellent control over the road.
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