Introducing the New Hyundai i30
The Hyundai i30 is a mid-sized family hatchback that has undergone a complete refresh that includes a sharper appearance and more advanced technologies.
When was launched, the original i30 was celebrated for offering excellent levels of practicality and reliability while simultaneously representing superb value for money. Successors followed the same recipe, but brought visual enhancements, better driving dynamics and increased safety equipment.
Building on the popularity of previous generations, the New i30 promises to be a step into the future thanks to the introduction of a mild-hybrid drivetrain, which has been engineered to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Design and Practicality
Available in three body types; hatchback, fastback and wagon, the New i30 boasts a wider stance and more contemporary features that are designed to emphasise the greater agility the car now has.
Regardless of shape, each i30 comes with five doors for maximum convenience, while a number of alloy wheel designs and exterior colours finish off the handsome aesthetics.
N Line models are perfect if you're after an i30 that looks more purposeful. The larger wheels, sportier exterior features and improved aerodynamics are likely to get a second glance from pedestrians as you drive by.
Depending on which body type you go for, boot space ranges between 395 and 602 litres with the seats up, although this grows to between 1,301 and 1,650 litres with the seats folded down.
Technology and Safety
Hyundai have introduced a new 7-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a new 10.25-inch navigation touchscreen, which can be swiftly navigated using the vibrant menus and illuminated short cut icons below the screen.
New i30 includes Hyundai's Bluelink technology for the first time, which offers a wide range of connected car services that ultimately provide a number of benefits. Features include:
- Live Services: real-time traffic provided by TomTom
- Online voice recognition
- Remote services: driver can lock the car remotely
- Find My Car: allows the driver to easily locate their vehicle
Available with a number of safety features you can trust, driving i30 is a relaxing experience. Notable features include Lane Following Assist, Rear Collision-avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Driver Attention Warning and Lane Keeping Assist.
Economy and Performance
The new Hyundai i30 is available with a choice of four petrol engines and two diesels. For the first time, a 48V mild-hybrid drivetrain is available.
Kicking off proceedings is a new 1.5-litre petrol unit that produces 108 bhp and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Also new is a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol unit that produces 118 bhp; you can select the fuel-saving mild-hybrid technology with this engine.
Derived from a turbocharged 1.6-litre, and available with either 112 or 134 bhp respectively, the diesel options offer superb fuel economy and excellent refinement. The 134 bhp unit comes with the mild-hybrid tech as standard as well as the choice between a slick 6-speed manual gearbox or a clever 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
Topping the range is a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces a healthy 157 bhp. The mild-hybrid tech comes standard, and you can choose between the same gearboxes as the most power diesel engine.
New Hyundai i30: Coming Soon
Considering how popular the previous versions of the i30 have been, we have no doubt the new generation will continue to be a success. After all, there can be no denying this is a smart-looking car, especially in N Line specification.
Inside is a similar story, with a fresh look that is complemented by innovative and slick technologies that will enhance the daily commute. Topping it all off is the introduction of a mild-hybrid drivetrain. Oh, and did someone say 5 year warranty?
If you'd like to be kept up-to-date on the New i30, then please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Hyundai retailer.