The i30 Fastback now comes only in mainstream form with the 1.5 T-GDi 159PS petrol powerplant and sporty 'N Line' trim, which means that prices start higher than you might think, at almost £26,000. £1,200 more gets you DCT auto transmission. the alternative high performance 280PS i30 Fastback N costs from around £35,000. With the standard 'N Line' model, you get plenty of kit - 18-inch alloy wheels, a body kit with rear spoiler, metallic paint, LED tail lights and tinted glass. Inside, there's a 7.0-inch 'Driver's Supervision Instrument Cluster with LCD display'; and a 10.25-inch Centre Console Display touchscreen with navigation, Traffic Messaging and Hyundai LIVE services.
Safety has been a particular feature of the development of this car. The key news is that all variants get Autonomous Emergency Braking, a system that scans the road ahead as you drive, the set-up looking for potential collision hazards. If one is detected, you'll be warned. If you don't respond - or aren't able to - the brakes will automatically be applied to decrease the severity of any resulting accident. Other key i30 safety features include a 'Driver Attention Alert' system, 'Smart Cruise Control', a 'Blind Spot Detector, 'Rear-Cross Traffic Alert', a 'Lane Keeping Assist System', a 'Speed Limit Information Function' and 'High Beam Assist'.