New Hyundai i30 range gets huge value boost, new technology and more powerful engines
The new Hyundai i30 will not only boast unprecedented levels of style and quality, but customers will benefit from strong value, new technology and more power.
The range still opens with the i30 Active, but satellite navigation on the integrated 8” inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, 16inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, tyre pressure monitoring and hill start assist. Weirdly, fog lights have been dumped.
The lacklustre 1.8 litre petrol engine has been dumped, and replaced with a 2.0 litre direct injection engine with 13kW and 28Nm more than the old model.
The new Hyundai i30 Active manual is priced from $20,950, $500 less than the previous model. A six-speed automatic is available as an option. The alternative drivetrain choice for the i30 Active is the 1.6 litre turbo diesel which can be paired with said manual transmission or Hyundai’s seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The SR, SR Premium, Elite and Premium trim levels have been carried over from the previous line-up. The valued-focussed Active X version is no longer available.
The sporty SR can be had with the turbo petrol from the Veloster, which can be had with either the manual or dual clutch transmission, and the highly specified SR Premium is only available with the turbo and the automated gearbox. The Hyundai i30 SR is priced from $25,950 for the manual and $28,950 for the auto version. The SR Premium is priced from $33,950.
Hyundai says the SR model offers over $5,000 extra value, for only a $100 price increase for the SR auto.
Noteworthy new equipment for the SR, SR Premium Elite and Premium models includes adaptive cruise, wireless mobile phone charging, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, multi-link rear suspension on the SR models – a la Elantra SR, LED headlights, Hyundai’s SmartSense safety and alert system, which incorporates autonomous braking and new 17” and 18’ wheels, depending on the model.
An optional safety pack that’ll include the SmartSense technology will be available on the i30 Active by the end of 2017.
Further details of the new Hyundai i30 range will be available from early May.