What Is It?
The Hyundai i30 range includes a 5-Door Hatchback, Tourer and 3-Door Coupé.
The 5-Door is a small family class car and rivals include the Ford Focus. It is fairly compact, has 5 seats, and a class competitive 378-litre boot (1,316-litres with rear seats folded flat).
The i30 Tourer's competitors include the Vauxhall Astra Estate. Cargo capacity – which is vast for the small family estate class – is 528-litres rising to 1,642-litres with the seats flat.
i30 3-Door Coupé rivals include the Renault Megane Coupé. The Hyundai lacks rear passenger doors, so sacrifices cabin access for a sporty image. Its boot matches the 5-Door.
What Are The Engine Options?
The 5-Door Hatchback, Tourer and Coupé share a range of petrol and diesel engines. The Coupé has 6-speed manual transmission only – which is also available in its siblings – but the 5-Door and Tourer can also be equipped with a 6-speed auto gearbox. Engines are:
- 1.4 100PS Petrol Manual (5-Door and Coupé)
- 1.6 120PS Petrol Manual (Tourer and Coupé)
- 1.6 120PS Petrol Automatic (5-Door and Tourer)
- 1.6 CRDi 110PS Diesel Blue Drive Manual (5-Door, Tourer and Coupé)
- 1.6 CRDi 110PS Diesel Automatic (5-Door and Tourer)
- 1.6 CRDi 128PS Diesel Manual (Tourer and Coupé)
- 1.6 CRDi 128PS Diesel Blue Drive Manual (5-Door and Tourer)
- 1.6 CRDi 128PS Diesel Automatic (Tourer).
Hyundai says the i30 “offers impressive economy” and “startlingly low” emissions. Engine highlights include the 1.6 CRDi 110PS Diesel Blue Drive. Depending on body style and trim, it averages up to 76.3mpg, returns 80.7mpg on the extra-urban cycle and hits 68.9mpg in town. Emissions are as low as 97g/km, so some cars qualify for free road tax.
What Are The Trim Options?
5-Door trims include: Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav – and the Tourer adds Premium to the top of the range. The Coupé comes in: Classic, Active, Sport and Sport Nav form.
Every version has air-conditioning, front fog lights, steering wheel audio controls, electric front windows and an electronic stability programme that makes cornering safer.
The best models also include leather heated seats, automatically folding wing mirrors, key-less entry and start, a rear view camera, satellite navigation and chrome handles.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
Hyundai claims that the range has “cutting edge looks”. Furthermore, it says the 5-Door and Tourer are “designed to impress”, look “poised and distinctive” and have “fluid lines”.
Hyundai adds that the Coupé “has its own individual style”. This incorporates the more assertive front bumper, and a black centre bar within its hexagonal grille.
How Much Is It?
The 5-Door costs £15,210 to £21,015, the Tourer £16,905 - £24,630, and the Coupé £14,605 - £20,710.