August 2019

Improved driving dynamics and sporty ride comfort: KW Variant 3 coilover now available for all Hyundai i30 N Fastback and i30 N

KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, offers the Variant 3 coilover suspension for all Hyundai i30 N, i30 N Performance, i30 Fastback N and i30 Fastback N Performance. The adjustable dampers that can be separately adjusted in compression and rebound stages, improve the handling, and driving pleasure in everyday life for the up to 275 hp strong sporty compact models from Hyundai. Thanks to the multi-valve damper technology, sporty driving comfort is by no means neglected. Even in the recommended and pre-dialed damper setup of the Variant 3, the i30 N Fastback and i30 N Hatchback are still comfortable. If required, the dampers can be adjusted independently with 12 clicks in the compression stage and 16 clicks in the rebound stage. The stepless and approved lowering range on both axles of the Hyundai i30 N and Fastback i30 N is 20 - 40 millimeter. For further information please visit

The big advantage of the KW Variant 3 compared to other aftermarket coilover suspensions built for road use, are the two-stage and individually adjustable KW compression and KW rebound damper valves in addition to the stainless-steel struts. They enable a sporty as necessary and as comfortable as possible setup out of the box. "Many of our customers are surprised at how overly ambitious sporty some standard suspensions are designed for daily life and how a KW Variant 3, despite its maximum lowering, improved traction, and handling, shows a much more harmonic driving behavior," says KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. The KW Variant 3 on the Hyundai i30 N, i30 N Performance, i30 Fastback N, and i30 Fastback N Performance allow a maximum lowering of 20 - 40 millimeter. In addition to the improved driving dynamics and sporty ride comfort, the KW coilover suspensions are particularly appreciated for their high-quality workmanship.

More adjustment options for driving dynamics and driving comfort

"In the case of high and vertical wheel accelerations, the high-speed valves in the Variant 3 opens and the wheels can spring in when crossing transverse joints on bridges or bumps. As a result, the i30 N Fastback and i30 N drive are more harmonious with our technology than with conventional dampers," says KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. "This can best be explained by the fact that the high-speed valve only opens at certain system pressure. If the i30 N is driven over a bump on a poorly developed side road, the wheel would normally try to dive in and would not be able to do this due to a too sporty suspension design. In the worst case, a wheel can even lose contact with the road." Hyundai-i30-N drivers who want even more driving dynamics or driving comfort can optionally adjust the dampers separately in the low-speed range of the compression and rebound stages with the Variant 3. The two-stage patented TVR-A technology of the rebound stage enables the low volume flows to flow through an adjustable conical low-speed bypass at slow damper speeds and opens the main rebound stage valve for the large volume flows at higher piston speeds.

This results in a significant increase in driving comfort without affecting the high-speed in the safety-relevant area. The low-speed bypass channel can be opened or closed in 16 click steps to make the Hyundai's handling more comfortable or tighter. The high-speed rebound range is predefined in the factory and cannot be further adjusted. The situation is like compression damping. The low-speed forces can also be adjusted here. The adjustable cross-section of the pressure stage valve can be opened or closed with twelve exact clicks to achieve more or less compression stage damping. At high damper piston speeds, such as the above-mentioned overrun of bumps or uneven road surfaces, the spring-loaded needle pressure stage valve opens its maximum valve cross-section together with the spring-loaded main valve to prevent unwanted progressive force increases in the high-speed range with its blow-off characteristic. This makes it possible to better support the vehicle body and at the same time offer more comfort at high wheel accelerations than with conventional valve technology without TVC-A damper valve technology.

About KW automotive:

Part of the company group KW automotive GmbH are besides KW suspensions also the brands ST suspensions, LSD Doors and RaceRoom. KW suspensions is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its five damping variants, as well as on the Nürburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams rely on the patented valve technology of KW Competition suspensions, the seven-time overall winner of the 24-hour Race Nürburgring (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018) winner of the 24-hour Race Dubai 2017, ADAC GT Masters 2018, ADAC TCR Germany 2018 and the Bathurst 12-hour Race 2019. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, KW has been succeeding for more than 20 years in markets around the world. World-wide, the company group has more than seven international subsidiaries in the most important markets like China, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US.

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