Hyundai i30 Turbo 186PS is a powerful, fashionable, small family class vehicle backed by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.
Exterior And Interior Styling
The Hyundai i30 Turbo is the fastest and sportiest version of the manufacturer's small, family class, hatchback. It stands out from its siblings thanks to the turbo body kit that includes a revised grille and flash of red on the leading, lower, edge of the front bumper. The 18” alloy wheels and twin exhaust pipes further emphases its status – as does the optional, model specific, Jet Black paint.
Other colours include Polar White, Pepper Grey and Ultimate Red. The cabin has leather effect/cloth sports seats, a sports instrument cluster and flashes of red on the steering wheel, seats, gear knob, doors, and circling the engine start/stop button.
Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption
The Hyundai i30 Turbo has a 1.6-litre, 186PS, turbocharged petrol engine teamed with 6-speed, manual, transmission. This 4-cylinder power plant – that produces 265Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,500rpm – propels it to 62mph in 8 seconds and top speed is 136mph. It averages 38.6mpg and emits carbon at the rate of 169g/km. Compared to tamer versions of the car, the i30 Turbo has revised, stiffer, suspension which complements a more direct feel to the steering. Power is reined-in by 300mm ventilated front discs and 284mm rear discs. “Can you handle it?”, the manufacturer asks.
Hyundai i30 Turbo standard equipment – in 3 door form - includes: Bluetooth with voice recognition, satellite navigation, rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, electric front windows with the anti-trap mechanism, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, keyless entry, rear parking sensors, 6 speakers and a tyre pressure monitoring system. This sporty vehicle also has hill-start assist which prevents it rolling backwards on slopes. The 5 door version, in contrast, adds: a 12 volt outlet to the cargo compartment and rear electric windows. Optional extras include the pearl paint finish (metallic).
Seating, Storage And Cargo Capacity
The i30 Turbo has 5 seats and the manufacture says there is “plenty” of head, leg and shoulder room. Storage comes via a central arm rest, door pockets and netting on the rear of the front seats. Cargo capacity totals 378-litres – which is class competitive – rising to 1,316-litres with the rear seats folded flat.
The Hyundai i30 Turbo costs £22,600 to £23,100 on the road. The price includes the manufacturer's 5 year, unlimited mileage, warranty that is transferable should the vehicle be sold. A 100,000 mile limit applies if it is purchased for taxi or private hire purposes. Hyundai's warranty also includes 5 years roadside assistance/health checks plus a 10 year, anti-perforation, element.