The all-new Hyundai i30 will cost from £14,495 when it goes on sale in March
23 January 2012

The all-new Hyundai i30 will cost from £14,495 when it goes on sale in March. The replacement for the now four-year-old i30 is available with four trim levels - Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav – and comes equipped with a range of new diesel and petrol engines.

Included in the engine line-up is a frugal 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive unit, which comes in two power outputs and features stop-start as standard. In 108bhp guise, the engine emits 97g/km CO2 and achieves 76.3mpg, while the more powerful 126bhp variant emits 100g/km Co2 and "over 70pmg" according to Hyundai. While the i30's new petrol engines are expected to be cleaner and more efficient, official figures have not been revealed.

See official pics of the new Hyundai i30

Standard equipment across the Hyundai i30 model range includes voice-activated Bluetooth, LED daytime running lights, a multi-function steering wheel and electric and heated door mirrors. Hyundai’s hill-start assist system is also on the list.

Active-spec models add 15-inch alloys, cruise control, rear-parking sensors and three driver setting options - Comfort, Normal and Sport – while Style models get larger 16-inch alloys, as well as climate control, front parking sensors, LED indicators and rain-sensing wipers.

Topping the i30 range is the Style Nav model, prices of which start from £17,595. On top of the equipment you’ll find on the i30 Style, an integrated touchscreen sat-nav system and rear view parking camera is included.

Hyundai’s UK CEO Tony Whitehorn commented: “The new-generation i30 represents another leap forward in terms of Hyundai’s design, refinement and build quality" and that "it's the complete package for customers looking for a high-quality vehicle at an affordable price.”

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23 January 2012

[quote Autocar]In 108bhp guise, the engine emits 97g/km CO2 and achieves 76.3mpg[/quote]

Impressive figures that make me wonder about the relative inefficiency of the i10 'blue' model (68hp, 'just' 74.3mpg and 99 g/km). If the i30 can be more efficient notwithstanding its extra weight, there seems to be plenty of scope to increase the efficiency of the i10, even if it is petrol engined....


23 January 2012

[quote Johnny English]Impressive figures that make me wonder about the relative inefficiency of the i10 'blue' model (68hp, 'just' 74.3mpg and 99 g/km). If the i30 can be more efficient notwithstanding its extra weight, there seems to be plenty of scope to increase the efficiency of the i10, even if it is petrol engined..[/quote]

With the more powerful 126 hp diesel producing 100 g/km it certainly shows how much more efficient a diesel engine is compared to the petrol.

23 January 2012

[quote Maxycat]With the more powerful 126 hp diesel producing 100 g/km it certainly shows how much more efficient a diesel engine is compared to the petrol[/quote]

For low mileage drivers, the diesels wouldn't be worth the extra premium. And since most people who buy this car tend not to have a high annual mileage and tend to want to pay as little as possible, I reckon the petrols will outsell the diesels on the i30.

As for the price, that's quite expensive. You can get a Focus for less than an entry-level i30. I thought Korean cars were supposed to represent good value for money. Clearly, I was wrong...

23 January 2012

As for the price, that's quite expensive. You can get a Focus for less than an entry-level i30. I thought Korean cars were supposed to represent good value for money. Clearly, I was wrong... I think where the i30 wins over the Focus is that the i30 will be better quality - more robust and durable. I'm no fan of Korean cars but will concede that they are a lot better built than Fords. So, if its build quality you're after, I'd say the new i30 will be good value for money. E

23 January 2012

The over-fussy nose looks a lot like the Peugeot 308's hooter, but otherwise i30's shape seems well resolved.

Be interesting to see how this shapes up against the opposition, as it is starting to get a bit pricey, though obviously still well-equipped and warrantied compared to most.

23 January 2012

First impressions are that the styling is a bit over done. So many manufacturers are putting creases along the doors and sides, it's getting rather tedious now.

The downwards slope of the roof at the back results in a small and low rear window, I wonder what the rearward visibility will be like?


23 January 2012

I actually think £14,495 is reasonable when you compare to some of the competition. The Golf and Civic are both more expensive. The figures with the diesel are extremely impressive to my eyes. I don't do a high mileage (between 9,000 and 10,000 per year) but if I were buying an i30, I'd need to consider the diesel simply because I do quite a bit on the motorway. Petrol doesn't stretch as far as diesel, so I'd rather visit Shell less and pay less (or zero in the i30's case) in road tax, even if it means paying a bit more in the first place. 126bhp and 100 g/km really is an impressive combination.

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23 January 2012

[quote Engelbert]As for the price, that's quite expensive. You can get a Focus for less than an entry-level i30. I thought Korean cars were supposed to represent good value for money. Clearly, I was wrong... I think where the i30 wins over the Focus is that the i30 will be better quality - more robust and durable. I'm no fan of Korean cars but will concede that they are a lot better built than Fords. So, if its build quality you're after, I'd say the new i30 will be good value for money. E[/quote] You may well be right about the Hyundai/ Kia being better quality and longevity than Ford but do you have any firm evidence or is this just your view?

23 January 2012

[quote Maxycat]With the more powerful 126 hp diesel producing 100 g/km it certainly shows how much more efficient a diesel engine is compared to the petrol.[/quote]

thats rather unfair. we all know diesel is more efficient than petrol, but this car has some expensive technology to get it under 100g/km. its just not economic to add that technology to cars that cost as little as the i10.

however i agree with the comments about its price. yet another Korean car with a very ambitious price. however if they find they dont sell, i guess they will just start discounting heavily.

23 January 2012

This new i30 seem very competitive in all areas and design is nicely resolved.If the ride and handling are better again than the last version it should top the class.

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