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The i30 range now includes basic and high-performance hatchbacks, a wagon and a fastback coupe.

Hyundai has introduced the i30 Fastback, a new bodystyle that will arrive on the market following the high-performance i30 N hatchback.

Taking inspiration from the Audi A7, the i30 Fastback is claimed to be the first "elegant five-door coupe" to enter the compact segment. Its shape has been revised from front to back, starting with a lower cascading grille and an angled lower front spoiler.

The unique fascia complements a lower overall profile, dropping the car's height by an inch for a more streamlined silhouette. The roofline slopes gradually rearward and finally terminates at an integrated spoiler that forms an arch between the taillights.

"The sophisticated design of this model incorporates the essence of our philosophy, making premium design accessible for everyone," says Hyundai Motor Europe COO Thomas A Schmid.

Addressing demand for style and handling refinement, the Fastback sits lower to the ground and suspension stiffness has increased by 15 percent. The new bodystyle also boasts Hyundai's latest safety and assistance technologies.

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Despite a sporty aesthetic and chassis setup, the Fastback will initially be available with only modest powertrains providing up to 138 horsepower.

The i30 Fastback is expected to arrive in Europe early next year. The company has not announced any plans to bring it to the US market.