Full pricing and specs have been released for the mid-life refresh of the Hyundai i30, now available in a choice of four trim levels priced from £15,195 to £24,695. The model is on display at the Geneva motor show.
The i30 hatchback is priced from £15,195 to £23,595, and the estate version from £16,895 to £24,695. The three-door i30 Turbo costs £22,495 and the five-door, £24,695. Buyers will be able to choose from S, SE, SE Nav and Premium trim levels.
Entry-level S trim comes with Bluetooth, USB, an auxillary input, keyless entry and front electric windows.
SE trim adds 16in alloys, cruise control, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, and rear parking sensors. Sat-nav, electric folding wing mirrors and a rear-view camera come with SE Nav.
Top-level Premium trim comes with 17in alloys, automatic lights, an electronic parking brake, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
The i30 SE hatchback starts at £16,495 and SE Nav, £17,495. Prices top out at £23,595 for range-topping Premium trim with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The SE estate version starts at £18,195 and SE Nav, £19,495. Premium is priced from £23,395.
The three-door i30 Turbo costs £22,495 while the five-door version is £24,695.
It was developed at the South Korean manufacturer’s Nürburgring testing facility, which opened last year. The Turbo sits at the top of a refreshed i30 range, which went on sale on 26 February.
Power for the front-wheel-drive warm hatch comes from a turbocharged version of the existing 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ GDI petrol engine.
Hyundai says it wanted to produce a “powerful but not aggressive” engine with a “focus on driver enjoyment, not simply performance figures”.
The engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, generates 183bhp at 5500rpm and 195lb ft from 1500-4500rpm. Hyundai quotes a 0-62mph time of 8.0 seconds and a top speed of 136mph.
The i30 Turbo’s suspension has been retuned for more dynamic handling, the steering has been made more direct and the model is equipped with 18in alloy wheels and tyres. It is fitted with 300mm ventilated brake discs at the front, and 284mm solid discs at the rear.
The car has a host of design tweaks to differentiate it from standard i30 derivatives. It has a different grille, red detailing on the front and rear bumpers, a new design of front LEDs and twin exhaust tailpipes. Bi-xenon headlights also feature as standard.
The cabin has a black headlining, sports front seats, a bespoke instrument cluster and contrasting red detailing on the steering wheel, gearknob and door trims.
The new sporty variant headlines an overhaul of the i30 three years after it was launched in Europe. Across the line-up there are tweaks to the styling, more efficient engines, a new transmission and additional safety features and technology.