Hyundai has announced the i30 Fastback N Line, the second model to receive the N Line treatment after the i30 five-door hatchback. This comes after the i30 Fastback N, which is the actual N car, was revealed in September. Think of N as BMW’s M, and N Line as M Sport trim.

The sporty trim level features exterior and interior design elements carried over from N, and is “crowned by refined chassis and suspension settings” for a more sporty driving feeling in the 140 PS 1.4 litre T-GDI powered Fastback.

Exterior changes include a silver character line on the front bumper and mesh pattern for the signature Cascading Grille. There are also black bezels for the headlamps, rear bumper carried over from the i30 Fastback N with a red reflector line, a triangular fog lamp and a special rear diffuser. An N Line badge sits on the front fenders.

Inside, customers get N-branded sport seats and a sport steering wheel. Metal pedals and the N gear shift knob are also part of the enhancements.

The N Line car has also been refined in terms of suspension, engine response and exhaust sound. To match the tuned driving performance, the 1.4 litre T-GDI version comes with Michelin PS4 tyres with 18-inch alloys and bigger brake discs, as seen here. There’s also N Line for the 120 PS 1.0 litre T-GDI engine – that car comes with 17-inch wheels.

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line will be available across Europe at the end of 2018. Check out the real thing – the 275 PS/353 Nm i30 Fastback N that does 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds – here. N Line is not to be confused with the recently-previewed N Option line of accessories, which is like M Performance parts.


GALLERY: Hyundai i30 Fastback N