Hyundai reveals price and specs for updated i30
Hyundai has announced prices and specifications for its refreshed i30 C-segment range, which brings an electrified engine line-up as well as new equipment and styling.
Priced from £20,695, the updated range again includes hatchback, estate and fastback, and now brings a choice of three mild hybrid engines. These include a 120hp 1.0-litre turbocharged T-GDi 48V mild hybrid petrol and a 136hp 1.6-litre CRDi 48V diesel in the standard model. Both are offered with either a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission or optional seven-speed dual clutch transmission. WLTP emissions start from 119g/km.
The more sporty N Line trim – one of three grades on offer – gets an exclusive 159hp 1.5 turbocharged GDi 48V mild hybrid petrol, with the same transmission options, and also features suspension enhancements as well as styling additions.
Alongside the N Line, just two other trims are offered – SE Connect and Premium. The new SE Connect grade amalgamates the previous model’s three base trims into one, higher-focused specification, as seen with the new i10 and i20. It includes 16-inch alloys, automatic headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, front fog lamps and electric folding door mirrors. The cabin gets an 8-inch touchscreen display audio with subscription-free Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and rear-view camera, Bluetooth with voice recognition, front and rear electric windows, air con and rear parking sensors.
Additions for the Premium and N Line include a 10.25-inch touchscreen with the latest version of Hyundai’s Bluelink telematics system with a free five-year subscription. Making its debut in the i30, the upgraded system features a new user interface which offers a choice between three colour schemes and an enhanced dark night mode. It also displays a range of GPS-based information to aid drivers, including the current speed of the vehicle and information about traffic density.
Bluelink also features a new cloud-based Connected Routing navigation system and introduces a Last Mile Navigation feature, which enables customers to continue a journey on foot via either Augmented Reality guidance or Google Maps, for up to 2 metres to 2km on their smartphone.
The updated fourth-gen i30 also gets an enhanced Hyundai SmartSense advanced safety package. Standard features include lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking with front collision-avoidance assist and tyre pressure monitoring system whilst optional safety equipment includes lane following assist, rear collision-avoidance assist, leading vehicle departure alert, high beam assist, intelligent speed limit warning and blindspot collision warning.
Both the SE Connect and Premium are available in the hatchback and tourer while the N Line is offered in all three bodystyles.
Prices start at £20,695 for the hatchback SE Connect with the 1.0-litre petrol mild hybrid, rising to £27,445 for the tourer Premium with the 1.6-litre mild hybrid diesel and seven-speed DCT.