Hyundai continues to build upon i30’s strong formula
Hyundai has tweaked the i30 range for 2015 to help keep ensure the small hatch maintains the popularity it has enjoyed since its launch in 2012. Key changes for the Series II update incorporates mildly revised styling that includes a front that bears a resemblance to newer models such as the Sonata and Genesis.
The new i30 range is better equipped too, with all models gaining a reversing camera as standard, and the base Active version now features a larger infotainment touchscreen with access to Pandora internet radio. The biggest changes, however, have been under the skin, with our i30 Active 1.6 CRDi test car fitted with Hyundai’s new seven-speed dual clutch automatic.
The upgraded drivetrain impressed immediately with it’s refinement, quietness, slick shifting and frugality-we’re averaging about 5.5 litres per 100 kilometres. Build quality is also commendable and the ride and handling compromise remains satisfying while not being overly exuberant.