Currently reading: 2020 Hyundai i30: UK prices confirmed for refreshed hatchback
Facelifted five-door car goes entirely mild hybrid, with line-up starting from £20,695
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24 September 2020

Hyundai has announced UK pricing and specifications for the refreshed i30 hatchback and fastback, ahead of the start of customer delivieries.

The Volkswagen Golf rival's mid-life refresh aims to help it face off newer rivals with a redesigned exterior, more advanced safety and connectivity tech, and new mild-hybrid engines.

The hatchback line-up now begins with SE Connect trim, on sale from £20,695. This includes 16in alloy wheels, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, electric folding door mirrors and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. A rear-view camera, rear parking sensors and front and rear electric windows also come as standard. 

SE Connect cars can be specified with a 48V mild-hybrid 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, producing 118bhp and paired exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, or a 134bhp 1.6-litre mild-hybrid diesel with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.

The i30 Premium models begin at £23,695, with petrol-powered cars gaining the option of an automatic transmission. Equipment includes 17in alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail-lights, an upgraded 10.25in touchscreen infotainment system and 7.0in digital instrument cluster, along with heated front seats, front parking sensors and wireless smartphone charging.

Top-spec i30 N Line models receive a sporty bodykit, 18in alloy wheels, N Line interior upholstery and a bespoke steering wheel and gearlever. The trim will be launched with a 156bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged mild-hybrid petrol engine and can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Prices start at £24,695.

 

The refreshed i30 receives a wider grille with a new 3D pattern, slimmer headlights and new bumpers for both the five-door hatchback and fastback model. The sportier N Line variant is more distinct, too, with a different grille design among a series of alterations. 

Fresh colours also feature and there is new interior tech, such as a variety of Hyundai's connected car functions. New safety kit includes Lane Following Assist, Rear Collision Avoidance Assist and Leading Vehicle Departure Alert.

Customer deliveries are expected towards the end of the year. The hot i30 N hatchback and fastback will then follow with their own set of updates.

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26 February 2020
I like this especially as a fastback

26 February 2020
si73 wrote:

I like this especially as a fastback

No doubt if it had a German badge on it, you'd hate it though.

24 September 2020
rsmith wrote:
si73 wrote:

I like this especially as a fastback

No doubt if it had a German badge on it, you'd hate it though.

24 September 2020
si73 wrote:
rsmith wrote:
si73 wrote:

I like this especially as a fastback

No doubt if it had a German badge on it, you'd hate it though.

Lol, we have a German car, delayed response, hadn't seen this before :-)

26 February 2020

The i30n is the most contrived juvenile piece of automotive puddle I have had the displeasure of test driving. it's not that fast, the noises are utterly superficial - it makes an identical noise on the over run every time no matter what gear or load it is under. I tried to like it, twice, but it was not possible. 

26 February 2020
ACKRS wrote:

The i30n is the most contrived juvenile piece of automotive puddle I have had the displeasure of test driving. it's not that fast, the noises are utterly superficial - it makes an identical noise on the over run every time no matter what gear or load it is under. I tried to like it, twice, but it was not possible. 

You are the unfortunate combination of the small brain/slow to learn creature that spouts absolute PIFFLE, without realising. Most potential buyers of this car and others like it, are not overly concerned about noise on the over run, than they rightly are about practicalities, reliability and the like. Fool.

26 February 2020

should be piffle. Pardon 

26 February 2020

I wish Autocar could be a bit more specific when describing mild hybrids. The fact that this car has what is becoming an industry standard 48 volt supply tells us nothing. What is important is the motor generator power (in kilowatts) and the battery capacity (in watt / kilowatt hours). These numbers alone describe how powerful the system is and how much energy it can store. 

Mild hybrids range from quite feeble ones like the new Fiat 500/Panda to relatively powerful ones like the original 10-15kW honda IMA system. It would be useful to know where this Hyundai fits on the scale. 

27 February 2020

Is me or is there something cartoonish about that picture of the 130 or maybe its just got mat paint on it but it just looks dull. 

I actually prefer the Kia Ceed both in side and outside over this current model I30. 

In fact Kia seem to be making the better cars of the two big Korean company's at the moment.

The Pro-Ceed is a stunner and the Stinger looks great as well. 

Then they have the X-Ceed which is not bad if you lik it.

The Sportage is good too if a bit dull inside. Hyunda have the better of the two cars there no doubt with the Tucson but otherwise if I had to I would choose any other Kia over the equivelant Hyundai. 

27 February 2020

Is me or is there something cartoonish about that picture of the 130 or maybe its just got mat paint on it but it just looks dull. 

I actually prefer the Kia Ceed both in side and outside over this current model I30. 

In fact Kia seem to be making the better cars of the two big Korean company's at the moment.

The Pro-Ceed is a stunner and the Stinger looks great as well. 

Then they have the X-Ceed which is not bad if you lik it.

The Sportage is good too if a bit dull inside. Hyunda have the better of the two cars there no doubt with the Tucson but otherwise if I had to I would choose any other Kia over the equivelant Hyundai. 

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