Hyundai i30 (2012) | CARkeys

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Hyundai i30

(2012) review

four and a half years, mainstream manufacturers would be enough to give one of their a mid-life facelift and mumble about evolution, not revolution. hardly the case with Its original i30 – the first designed in Europe for European and the car which gave the company’s naming system its debut has been replaced by something different.

For a start, it has grown up in of design. Both inside and it bears a strong resemblance to the i40 in 2011, and that’s no bad thing. a matter of some regret Hyundai has put no effort into the i30’s visibility (in fact it to have devised a policy of it worse), but there are compensations as the lowering of the central tunnel to it easier to move across the seats and the use of a more steeply windscreen to reduce aerodynamic

Hyundai has several figures to that there is more for all passengers. Not having sat in a first-generation i30 for time I can’t directly them, but this one should be to carry four six-footers any trouble. Interior storage are either larger than or, as in the case of the ones in the rear new for this model.

Luggage with the rear seats in has increased to 378 litres – a bit than in a Vauxhall Astra, a lot than in a Ford Focus and as much as in a Renault Megane though the load sill is high, which may make heavy objects over it difficult than it needs to be.

The range of engines includes 1.4-litre and 118bhp 1.6 petrol an 89bhp 1.4 diesel and two versions of a 1.6 producing 109bhp and 126bhp. manual transmission is the norm, an automatic gearbox is standard the 1.6 petrol engine and optional the less powerful diesel.

says that the most engine among fleet will be the 109bhp diesel, and you can see As long as it’s mated a manual gearbox it gives the car CO2 of either 97g/km or 100g/km. one it is depends on the specification of the rest of the but as far as taxation is concerned one is as good as the (Oddly, the less powerful diesel officially has higher CO2 and inferior economy, though unlikely that this be as true in real life as it is on the EU cycle.)

For private customers the 1.4-litre engine is likely to be the most Running costs per mile be significantly higher, but owners are to travel less far, and with the 110bhp diesel a thumping £2400 advantage in price.

Of the two i30s predicted to be the sellers in their respective I slightly prefer the 1.4 petrol, for the reasons that it’s and, because its engine is it both handles slightly and is easier to manoeuvre round But there’s not much in it, and whichever one you you’re going to be in trouble in low-speed situations because didn’t make the bloody big enough.

There are four trim and the 109bhp diesel engine is the one offered with all four of – broadly speaking, the powerful the i30, the better-equipped likely to be.

The entry-level Classic could hardly be described as since they have six front foglights, manual LED daytime running lights, connectivity with voice a steering wheel with and phone controls, heated and adjustable door mirrors, a driver’s seat and an audio with all the required MP3, USB and auxiliary thingummybobs. Stylish may, however, be disappointed to that they also with steel wheels as

Active versions have wheels, and in addition to the Classic they also have a control with speed electric rear windows, a steering wheel and – importantly for a car whose visibility is as mournful as I have already – rear parking

The next trim level up is which includes larger alloy wheels, dual-zone control air-conditioning, cornering automatic headlights and wipers, door mirrors with indicators, two extra audio and front parking sensors. Nav is the same as Style, except for a further £1000 you get touchscreen navigation (7 screen, not bad graphics) and a camera.

Prices start at £14,495 for the 1.4 Classic and reach £20,795 for the 1.6 diesel Style Nav automatic. On top of there are two option packs for and Style Nav models: Convenience with keyless entry, folding door mirrors, lights and illuminated chrome and Individual (£1000) with upholstery, heated front and a different instrument cluster.

says there’s a third pack, but since it’s Panoramic Sunroof and consists of a sunroof and nothing else, not sure that it qualifies as a exactly. Anyway, it costs

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