A grey area between sedans and hatchbacks is occupied by a convenient and at the same time imposing body style called fastbacks. Very often, these cars with sloping rooflines feature a liftback trunk and mix sportiness, elegance and impressive performance parameters. Today we will be taking a look at the best representatives within this segment, taking a look at their exterior and interior designs, as well as reviewing the latest 2020 upgrades.
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#1 2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback
Expected to arrive to the US dealerships in fall 2020, the new generation Audi RS 7 Sportback boasts of wider, sportier body, 600 hp under hood, and a starting pricetag of $114,000, undercutting Porsche Panamera Turbo.
#2 2020 Hyundai i30 Fastback N
The entire i30 lineup is getting facelifted for the 2021 model year, with Hyundai already unveiling the updated i30 hatch, fastback and wagon, and their N-line versions. We can expect the performance N-version of the i30 Fastback to arrive later in the year, boasting some styling enhancements and possibly a mild hybrid powertrain option.
#3 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
The world is eagerly expecting the arrival of the mid-cycle facelift for the Arteon, but the current modification is still regarded as the most beautiful Volkswagen of today.
#4 2020 Kia Stinger
2020 Kia Stinger is an obvious choice of a sporty 4-door, that easily captivates prospective buyers with its driving dynamics, performance and stunning looks. The liftback is designed for spirited long-distance trips, seating 4 to 5 people and having 23.3 cubic space of cargo volume. Two powertrains are on offer, a 2-liter turbo with 255 horses, 260 lb-ft of torque, 0 to 60 of 6 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph, and a twin-turbo V6 with 365 hps, 376 lb-ft, 4.7 seconds and 167 mph.
#5 2020 Peugeot 508 Hybrid
The liftback version of the 508 debuted as a part of the model second generation, adding a PHEV modification in early 2020. Built on a new EMP2 platform, the 2020 Peugeot 508 Hybrid is powered by a combo of a 1.6L Puretech and a 110-horsepower electric motor, that is fed by an 11.8 kwh battery.
#6 2021 Audi A5/S5 Sportback
With a new life cycle impulse, the 2020 Audi A5 and S models get more dynamic and sport-inspired shapes. All models, including the Sportback, get a wider and flatter Singleframe grille design, larger air intakes, and new LED head- and taillights.
#7 2019 Tesla Model S
Tesla’s premium sedan is likely to be pushed back to the outskirts of buyers’ preferences after the arrival of the Model Y, but as of right now it continues to offer the highest spec features on the EV menu.
#8 Mercedes AMG GT 4-door Coupe
The magnificent GT 4-Door Coupe owns many titles, among those: the most powerful production Mercedes, the fastest 4-seater car on Nurburgring Nordschleife and by the looks of it, the fastest fastback in the world.
#9 2020 Porsche Panamera
You can easily treat Panamera as a family friendly iconic 911, that keeps outstanding track capabilities, packs enormous power punch but at the same time will comfortably seat a crowd of four and carry up to 49 cu ft of luggage on a grand touring adventure.
#10 2021 Kia Optima
Kia Optima was added to the lineup just to show you an interesting trend on today’s market. Designers realize the appeal of a sloping roofline, so they give many models fastback profiles, while keeping their regular sedan nature.