Hyundai has recently unveiled the New Generation i30. Available in early 2017, the new model has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers –single people, families young and old – and offers an appealing design, efficient engines, a dynamic ride and the latest safety technology all backed up by Hyundai’s industry-leading unlimited mileage 5-year warranty.
The New Generation Hyundai i30 will spawn a family of products including Hyundai’s first high performance model, the i30N, which will go into production later in 2017.
The New Generation i30 showcases an evolution of Hyundai’s current design language offering a stylish design combined with excellent functionality. The new i30 is the first Hyundai model to feature the new ‘Cascading Grille’ designed which will feature on all future Hyundai models.
Hyundai’s designers wanted to create a car whose design was both confident and expressive and with the new i30 the succeed. The previously mentioned ‘Cascading Grille’ features chrome-plated dots which results in a sophisticated appearance which is further enhanced by a satin chrome grille surround.
The appearance of the front of the car is further strengthened by the headlights which feature LED projector lamps (for both low and high beams) as well as vertically stacked LED daytime running lights. The use of the latest LED lighting technology provides both a striking design feature as well as improved visibility at night.
By giving the new i30 short overhangs at the front and rear, a long bonnet and a tapering roof the designers have given the car a sporty yet solid appearance. This view is further enhanced by the styling crease that runs from the front lights to rear lights as well as the gloss black rear spoiler, which not only looks stylish buy also improves the i30’s aerodynamics. The rear of the car is muscular in appearance with a new signature light design.
Buyers of the New Generation i30 are given a choice of 17”, 16” and 15” alloy wheels (depending on the version) along with twelve exterior colours – three pearl, seven metallic and two solid.
Once you are inside the new Hyundai i30 you will find a cleanly designed cabin packed with intuitive features. High quality materials are used throughout with chrome accents ensuring sophisticated atmosphere and making the i30 a very pleasant place to spend time. The floating screen of the optional-inch touch-screen display his ergonomically located high on the dashboard and provides access to controls for satellite navigation, media and phone connectivity features – all of which are within easy reach of the driver. The New Generation i30 also features a new three-spoke steering wheel (heated on some versions) houses a number of key controls which can be operated by the driver without the taking focus away from the road.
The new Hyundai i30 offers lots of space inside for both passengers and their luggage, in fact it offers class-leading passenger space – This feeling of spaciousness can be further enhanced by selecting the optional tilt/sliding panoramic glass sunroof. Finally, the driver’s central armrest can be adjusted forwards and backwards to ensure the driver can find the most comfortable positions for them.
The new i30 offers plentiful luggage space of up to 395 litres with the rear seats in place. This can be expanded up to a maximum of 1,301 litres with the rear seats folded. Practicality is further improved by a practical two-positon adjustable boot floor and a ski hatch in the centre rear seat that allows long, thin items to be carried without the need to fold down the rear seats.
New i30 customers can choose from three interior colours (depending on the version) with a choice of black, grey and blue accents. The front seats can be heated and cooled (on selected versions) and, if customers specify electrically adjustable seats, the front seats can be adjusted 10-ways with a memory function for the driver’s seat.
The New Generation Hyundai i30 is offered with a choice of small displacement turbocharged petrol and diesel engines that offer a dynamic and efficient driving experience – All New i30 engines come equipped with Integrated Stop and Go (ISG) functionality as standard.
For petrol engines customers can choose from a brand new 1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylidner engine producing 140PS, a 1.0-litre litre turbocharged 3-cylidner engine producing 120PS or a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated 4-cylidner engine producing 100PS.
There will be a choice of one diesel engine, a 1.6-litre turbocharged unit, but available with three different power outputs – 95, 110 and 136PS – and offers CO2 emissions from as low as 89g/km.
Finally, there is a choice of two gearboxes, a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) automatic.
Those seeking smart connectivity features will love the New Generation Hyundai i30. Customers can choose between the standard fit premium audio system complete with 5-inch LCD touchscreen, which offers rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity and My Music functionality, or the optional 8-inch touchscreen complete with a new generation of satellite navigation system.
Those choosing the 8-inch touchscreen option can take advantage of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality allowing users to control music, telephone and navigation functions housed on their smartphone on the car's screen. To make sure you're phone is always charged the new i30 features a Qi wireless charging plate allowing you to charge your phone cable free (subject to phone compatibility) as well as a USB port located in the centre console.
The built-in satellite navigation system comes with a free 7-year subscription to LIVE services provided by TomTom. This means real time traffic, weather and speed camera information is provided to the system along with allowing online points-of-interest searches.
The New Generation Hyundai i30 features the latest active safety equipment that meet the highest European standards.- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – AEB alerts drivers to emergency situations using front radar and camera sensors, applying the brakes automatically if required.