Review: 2009 Hyundai i30 CW – The Verdict

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Hyundai i30

Review: 2009 Hyundai i30 CW The Verdict

Series: Crossover March 2009 onwards

a big small car? Sick of all that shopping into the Can#8217;t fit the Malibu on the roof? questions Hyundai Australia has asking and in 2009 has the answer.

As we sit and watch the automotive industry is it seems the perfect time for to release this big small the i30 CW.

CW translates to #8216;Crossover Wagon#8217;, the i30 CW is at people with active catering for inner urban and then the weekend country

Hyundai have introduced a of two engines and various grades to your lifestyle.

People off the i30 CW are typically aged between the mid to mid thirties, ideally the wagon will always be crammed the mountain bike or the snowboard or the picnic basket with a of your finest. The styling of the CW is to both chromosomes so expect to the best of the Spice Girls in one car and Metallica in another.

The i30CW is a small Passenger with 5 seats, it has 415 litres capacity with the rear up and 1395 litres with the down. The i30 CW has additional room all with a 5cm longer wheelbase, head room front and and loads more leg room to the in laws at ease.

How much?

$20,890 – (depending on grade)

Fuel (Combined L/100kms)

7.3 L – 7.7 L km for the 2.0 litre petrol engine

4.9 L 6.0 L /100 km for the 1.6 litre turbo engine

3.5 to 4.5 stars (Green Guide rating)

5 year / kilometre

Design and Engineering

The i30 CW looks as good from the as it does from the front, and no its does not look big in this. The wheelbase keeps the overhangs in unlike other wagons, is very important and hard to without looking like an hatch. Every i30 CW comes with roof cross cargo nets and barriers. The hints of chrome garnish add and sportiness to an already good design.

Hyundai have added lights into the side view mirrors for extra and they look effective

Against: Nothing groundbreaking; not about the alloy chrome mix on the Sportswagon model.


How can you have an i30 without an iPOD®? You so Hyundai have installed connectivity incorporated with software meaning the driver can the music on the iPOD® via the steering controls, this technology is rare in the auto industry so it keep the techno gadget eye brows raised for a while.

a big fan of the soft touching plastics and Hyundai have sourced and the fit and gets the thumbs up.

Against: There#8217;s not much to Hyundai#8217;s i30 interior styling is and simple, and it won#8217;t date or go out of anytime soon.


The 1.6 litre turbo diesel produces 85 kW, although this does not seem outstanding on the it is impressive when you get behind the of one. The i30 CW launch was held in New Wales#8217; Hunter Valley, a scenic part of Australia some fine roads some steep hills the i30 CW diesel model climbs The 2.0 petrol model is quite for day to day driving, and will satisfy the driver, but for performance and excellent economy try the 1.6 L turbo diesel on for

Against: Hyundai#8217;s decision not to the 2.0 litre turbo diesel currently available in Europe. The speed automatics need cog with closer ratios.

and Handling

For: Handling is better that previous I have driven. Hyundai played a key role is modifying of the suspension and steering system to be suitable for Australian roads and The suspension is firm, but not stiff.

It positively with Hunter twisty bits and imperfections in the surface.

Against: The ESP system has its hat on and will cut-in at the drop of a with a moment#8217;s understeer or the bit of wheelspin. I probably won#8217;t it when I really need it to or will I?

Buying and Owning

For: i30 list of standard features; the five year unlimited warranty. My pick of the bunch currently available in the bunch are the 308 Touring, Holden#8217;s Astra and wagons.

Against: The name Wagon#8217; as it implies four drive, that#8217;s about it.

For: Slick looking on the out; smart looking on the Modified suspension and handling.

Average economy for the 2.0 L petrol four speed automatic

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