2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots and video

Hyundai’s newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and it’s about to get the N performance treatment.

The standard version of the car is called the i30 Fastback. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for what’s shaping up to be a new i30 Fastback N, a car that will debut in October at the 2018 Paris auto show.

We know this is the N version of the i30 Fastback because of its dual-tip exhausts and uprated wheels, tires and brakes. The wheel pattern is almost identical to the one used on the related Golf GTI-rivaling i30 N hatchback sold overseas.

The i30 Fastback N will share a mechanical package with thei30 N, as well as the Veloster N hatchback we receive here. We’re talking a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual.