New technology is available on all manual i30s
7 December 2009

Hyundai has added a stop-start system to its revised i30 range.

The main model to benefit is the i30 estate. Its CO2 emissions drop from 124g/km to 119g/km when equipped with a stop-start 1.6 CRDi engine. This qualifies it for £35 road tax, while company car tax rates on the model shrink from 18 per cent benefit-in-kind to 13 per cent.

Stop-start is now a £200 option on all manual models in the i30 range, with Hyundai claiming it improves fuel consumption by 10 per cent in the hatchback model and 14 per cent in the estate.

The Korean firm has also added a new entry-level model to the range. The Hyundai i30 Classic will cost from £12,000 when equipped with the 1.4-litre petrol engine and from £12,950 with the 1.6 diesel. Standard kit includes ESP, air conditioning and electric front windows.

The new i30 range is available to order now, with the first deliveries starting on 4 January.

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7 December 2009

Umm, I thought the i30 had stop-start already? Maybe in other European countries, I guess.

i30 Classic=Elantra Touring GLS Base

7 December 2009

[quote HyundaiSmoke]i30 Classic=Elantra Touring GLS Base[/quote]

Although only available in N.America with a 2.0 litre petrol, not available in the UK.

While I like the idea of stop/start and the effect this has on the mpg figures (urban) are pretty impressive, has anyone done a "real life" test to see what the savings are? At the moment the £200 extra charged by some manufacturers means it pays back quickly, as generally it helps drop the car a tax band (this year a drop from C to B saves £90 a year).

Mazda's stop/start tech is the most interesting to me - it seems the smoothest and most efficient (in theory) due to the combination of direct injection, injecting into the cylinder at the right part of the stroke etc...

7 December 2009

Yeah thats pretty sad that Hyundai doesnt provide you guys with a 2.0, considering Europe is a hot hatch market. Instead of you guys in Europe getting the Genesis Coupe, I think Hyundai should put that 2.0 Turbo in the i30 call it i30R or something like that, and call it a day.

The 2.0 Turbo is getting Direct injection in 2011. The US will get the next Generation Elantra with a 2.0 Direct injection and a 2.0 Direct Injection Turbo in 2011. You guys in Europe should hopefully get that in the i30 too, becuase Im getting pretty tired of hearing about that silly Focus RS.

7 December 2009

[quote HyundaiSmoke]Yeah thats pretty sad that Hyundai doesnt provide you guys with a 2.0, considering Europe is a hot hatch market. [/quote]

A 134bhp 2.0 petrol would have minimal sales over here - it wouldn't be a hot hatch. The 2.0 turbo would be a decent choice for a "hot version", although I think a "warm" version would probably be best (somewhere around 170bhp, forced induction for mid-range torque)

7 December 2009

The Gen Coupe will get a hotter engine than that 2.0 Turbo in 2011. A 2.4-2.8 Turbo. The 2.0 Turbo will be the value offering. 2011 will be the year when Hyundai/KIA finally reaps fruit from its new initiatives. The offensives now are the framework of what the company will be, by 2012 the buiding of the "New Hyundai" will be complete.

They cant do a 170 BHP induction for the Elantra/i30. Theres a reason behind that. The Accent will grow to get that much power. You will get the 3 door version over in Europe as the replacement for the Tiburon/Coupe`, while in the US Hyundai intends on replacing both the Accent and Tiburon/Coupe with one car.

No V6, but with 178 HP SAE who needs a V6?

The Elantra/i30 should grow to get better fuel economy and 180-200 HP. The US Spec Tucson/ix-35 will be the first vehicle to get this new 2.0 direct injection engine I speak of in a few months.

7 December 2009

It would do Hyundai the world of good to compete with the ford focus RS, they could really benefit from having a high performance range of models, and a car that can battle the RS would impress. A 250bhp 2.0 turbo would be enough, they just need to make the car 70-100kgs lighter than the RS and it would be a winner.

7 December 2009

Beachland2, I think that can be acheived as the Sonata and Tuscon are about 70 Kilos less than their outgoing predecessors.

The 2.0 Direct injection turbo should be close to 240-250 HP.

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