Hyundai Motor has today introduced a range of enhancements to the New i30 range, including the addition of a range-topping i30 Turbo, a more performance-oriented model delivering a Nürburgring-tuned 186PS and featuring exclusive sporty design features. The complete range has been enhanced with improved engines, a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, safety and comfort features and refreshed exterior design, intended to make Hyundai's top-selling model even more appealing.
On sale from 2015, the New i30 range boasts improved engine efficiency across the new car's three bodystyles: three-door, five-door and Tourer. The new model range offers fuel consumption as low as 78.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 94 g/km.
Refreshed, sophisticated exterior design
Hyundai Motor's European design team has applied upgrades to the exterior, refreshing the look that has attracted positive feedback from consumers when the second generation was launched in 2012.
At the front, a new accentuated hexagonal grille defines the New i30 as a quintessential member of the Hyundai family. Further design enhancements increase the appeal of New i30 among C-segment customers, including the newly designed alloy wheels (16- and 17-inch), as well as three new exterior colours: Polar White, Orange Caramel and Jet Black.
Enhanced, efficient engine range
The New i30 is available with an expanded choice of engines - all Euro6 compliant - with power outputs ranging from 100 ps to 186 ps and CO2 emissions from as low as 94 g/km.
Buyers will have a choice of two diesel options – a1.6-litre engine available in two power output versions of 110 ps and 136 ps. Customers who prefer petrol can select from a 1.4-litre 100 ps or 1.6-litre 120 ps naturally-aspirated engine or the new 1.6-litre 186 ps Turbo-GDI engine.
The 100 ps 1.4-litre Gamma engine has been replaced by a newly developed four-cylinder Kappa unit. This 1352 cc engine is significantly lighter than its predecessor, the Gamma 1.4-litre engine. At only 87 kg, the engine's base weight has been reduced by 14 kg, resulting in lower fuel consumption of 50mpg and CO2 emissions of 129 g/km CO2.
The 1.6-litre diesel and the 1.6-litre petrol GDI engines are also now available with the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT). This option replaces the previous compact, conventional six-speed torque-converter automatic and it will deliver greater fuel efficiency while at the same time increasing acceleration.
Fuel saving technologies included: Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap' in the front grille.
For improved active safety, the Hyundai Land Departure Warning System (LDWS) has will be available (available subject to market specification).
High-performance New i30 Turbo
For buyers looking for a more dynamic drive and distinctive styling, Hyundai is adding a new top-of-the-range Turbo model to the 2015 i30 line-up.
Powered by a 186 PS, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the New i30 Turbo has been developed with a focus on sporty driving dynamics and everyday usability. Acceleration to 62mph is achieved in 8.0 seconds and top speed is 136mph.
To complement the 28 per cent increase in power and 38 per cent increase in torque (over the 1.6 GDI model), the i30 Turbo is fitted with sports suspension tuning, new 18-inch wheels and tyres and more direct steering (2.78 turns lock-to-lock).
The New i30 Turbo will be available on the five-door model, in a range of unique paint finishes including the new colour: Jet Black –only available for the Turbo model.
Exterior design features bespoke to the New i30 Turbo highlight the car's sporty character including a new radiator grille, front and rear bumper with red detailing, new front LED design, twin exhausts and 18-inch alloy wheels. New interior design features include sports front seats, sports instrument cluster and contrasting red details on the steering wheel, gear knob and door trims.
New i30 has been designed and engineered at Hyundai Motor‘s European Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany and will be built in the region, at the company's plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic.
Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Like all new Hyundai models, the New i30 is backed up by Hyundai's unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. This care programme provides customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.