Hyundai Motor UK has announced the pricing and specification of the new i30, with equipment enhancements, updated interior and exterior styling and electrified 48-volt Hybrid engines.
The new i30 range features updated external styling, with new, slimmer headlamps with optional multifaceted reflector MFR LED technology and new V-shaped signature LED daytime running lights at the front, whilst at the rear, the new i30 Hatchback is enhanced with a new bumper design, which also improves aerodynamic performance and optional LED rear combination lamps which create a V-shape for a symmetrical effect between the front and the back. Redesigned diamond-cut 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels round off the side view.
The dynamic, motorsport-inspired trim N Line trim has also undergone a comprehensive design update for i30 Hatchback and Fastback. The new i30 N Line features bold new design with an even sportier look. At the front, the new i30 N Line has a wider central grille and new headlamps. The lower central grille has increased in size and dominates the bumper area, with the side openings featuring floating wings which improve aerodynamic performance. The new design of the rear bumper underlines the dynamic N Line character, with a wide diffuser and repositioned fog lights focusing the visual centre of gravity closer to the ground. The new i30 N Line comes with a new 18-inch wheel design.
The i30 range also boasts an all electrified powertrain line up, with a 120PS 1.0 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine or a 136PS 1.6 CRDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine available with either a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) or optional 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The N Line trim also offers suspension enhancements over the rest of the range as well as an exclusive 159PS 1.5 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine, available with a standard 6-speed iMT or optional 7-speed DCT.
The new i30 is further enhanced by an improved Hyundai SmartSense advanced safety package, with standard Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Front Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) whilst optional safety equipment includes Lane Following Assist (LFA), Rear Collision-avoidance Assist (RCA), Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) and Blindspot Collision Warning (BCW). Across the range, the standard eCall feature automatically contacts emergency services in the event that the airbag sensors are triggered.
Following on from the all new i10 and i20 models, the new i30's range has been realigned to combines the previous models three base trim levels into one, higher specification, the SE Connect. Starting from GBP20,695, the SE Connect offers exterior equipment including 16' alloy wheels, automatic headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, front fog lamps and electric folding door mirrors. Enhanced interior equipment includes an 8' touchscreen display audio with subscription free Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and rear view camera, Bluetooth with voice recognition, front and rear electric windows, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and new design cloth interior. Available as a 5 door Hatchback or Tourer, the new i30 SE Connect also offers customers the choice of a 120PS 1.0 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine or a 136PS 1.6 CRDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine, with either a standard 6-speed iMT or optional 7-speed DCT.
The new i30 Premium starts from GBP23,695 and builds on the SE Connect trim with the external additions of 17' alloy wheels, LED headlamps and tail lamps, puddle lamps and privacy glass, whilst interior specification receives an all-new 7' supervision instrument cluster, a 10.25' touchscreen navigation system with upgraded Hyundai's Bluelink telematics system, automatic windscreen wiper control, automatic air conditioning with dual zone climate control, an electrically adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, electric parking brake, front parking sensors, cloth and leather seat trim, a wireless charging pad for compatible devices and an automatically dimming rear view mirror and keyless entry with engine start/stop button. Available as a 5 door Hatchback or Tourer, the new i30 Premium also offers customers the choice of a 120PS 1.0 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine or a 136PS 1.6 CRDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine, with either a standard 6-speed iMT or optional 7-speed DCT.
Starting at GBP24,695, the new i30 N Line trim features a number of external changes over the rest of the i30 range with its N Line body kit and 18' alloy wheels. Additional exterior equipment includes LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, and privacy glass, whilst interior specification includes a 7' supervision instrument cluster, a 10.25' touchscreen navigation system with upgraded Hyundai's Bluelink telematics system, automatic windscreen de-fog system, automatic air conditioning with dual zone climate control, N Line cloth trim with black headliner and N design leather steering wheel and gear lever. The new i30 N Line model is available as either a Hatchback or Fastback and features a new 159PS 1.5 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine, with either a standard 6-speed iMT or optional 7-speed DCT.
The 10.25' touchscreen featured in Premium and N Line models features the latest version of Hyundai's Bluelink telematics system which carries a free of charge 5 year subscription. The new i30 is the first Hyundai model to introduce the upgraded Bluelink telematics system and 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.
With a new cloud-based Connected Routing navigation system, driving routes are calculated on a powerful server inside the Bluelink cloud environment, which harnesses real-life and historical speed information through GPS, which is stored in the server and updated every month, to predict upcoming traffic every five minutes. This ensures more accurate traffic forecasting, more precise times of arrival, and more reliable route recalculations. In addition, the technology uses AI to learn the preferred routes of users. The upgraded Bluelink telematics system also introduces the Last Mile Navigation feature, which allows customers to continue the journey to their final destination after their car has parked via either Augmented Reality guidance or Google Maps, for a range of between 200 metres and two kilometres on their smartphone.
A new User Profile feature allows drivers to install up to two main accounts and one guest account, and stores users' vehicle preferences, such as the position of the wing mirrors or their favoured cluster layout. The Live Parking Information function has also received a series of upgrades, with new settings for parking type and availability. On-street parking and price information is now available in 43 countries, including all major cities - up from just 75 major cities in Europe. In addition, live filling station information includes fuel prices as before. The design of the safety camera feature has also received a design overhaul. Where local regulations allow, drivers are alerted 300 metres before they approach a speed camera on normal roads, and one kilometre ahead on motorways. In addition, GPS-based data shows the vehicle's speed on the screen, which is highlighted in red when the car is above the speed limit.
Users can now also use Bluelink search for an address or POI in one menu utilising data based on an online 'Free Text Search'. Additionally, POI search now has autofill functionality to save drivers time in selecting a destination. Drivers can now also use the POI function to search from a quality selection of La Liste restaurants. Users can explore detailed information about each restaurant, such as opening hours, the type of cuisine available and whether dining is formal or casual. In addition to the driver convenience features, Bluelink still serves as a convenient diagnostic tool which will notify the driver of any vehicle maintenance issues that require attention.
The new i30 is available in 10 body colours, including 3 new finishes. Sunset Red, Dark Knight and Silky Bronze join Polar White, Phantom Black, Engine Red, Stellar Blue, Platinum Silver, Olivine Grey & *Shadow Grey (*N Line exclusive).
The i30 was the first of Hyundai's 'I' cars to be introduced and is now on its 4th generation. Since its introduction in 2007, i30 has attracted a diverse customer base from those looking for a practical, well equipped and affordable family car through to enthusiast drivers searching for a dose of excitement in the latest hot hatch, as well as featuring on a number of the UK's Police fleets. With the new i30 refreshing the model now and a new i30N soon, its popularity looks set to remain.
All New i30 models come with Hyundai's industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.