Hyundai i30 Review & Ratings
- 26 October 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Hyundai i30 is classified as a small family car and is manufactured by the South Korean carmaker Hyundai. Production of the i30 started in 2007 in Nosovice, Czech Republic, and it uses the same platform as the Kia cee’d and it is available as a 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback or estate, as well as three different petrol engines and diesel engines which use either manual or automatic transmissions. This vehicle is marketed along with the fourth generation Hyundai Elantra in the United States as well as Canada as the Elantra Touring.
The second generation of the i30 was introduced to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. The different engine choices for the i30 include the 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and 4-speed automatic transmission. All of the automatic transmissions that this vehicle uses are available with 1.6 petrol, 2.0 petrol, and 1.6 CRDi models. The i30 scored exceptionally high on the Euro NCAP crash tests for the 2008 model and did much better than the 2007 model. The 2007 version of this vehicle earned a score of 4/5 stars for adult occupants, 3/5 stars for child occupants, and 2/5 stars for pedestrians. The 2008 i30 scored 5/5 stars for adult occupants, 4/5 stars for child occupants, and 2/5 stars for pedestrians.
The i30 hatchback first debuted to the public in March of 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show and was released in both Europe and Australia in 2007. The i30cw, which is also called the Elantra Touring, first went on display in South Korea in 2007 at the Seoul Motor Show. This vehicle was marketed on an international level and is a roomier version of the i30 hatchback. The maximum cargo volume of the i30cw is 65 cubic feet.
The 2012 Elantra Touring Wagon features a 2.0 liter I4 which is capable of producing up to 138 horsepower as well as 136 pound-feet of torque. The fuel consumption for this vehicle is 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, or 10 liters/100 km and 7.8 liter/100 km, depending on the specific engine model. The Elantra Touring also comes with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The i30cw scored relatively high on the USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, including 5/5 stars for frontal crash, 4/5 stars for side crash, and 4/5 stars for roll over.
The i30 blue is yet another variant of this vehicle and was designed with Start&Stop technology, also called Idle Stop and Go. UK versions of this vehicle use a 1.4 liter, 1.6 liter petrol, or a 1.6 liter diesel engine with five-door hatchback and estate body styles available to consumers. This vehicle also has a C02 emission rating for the 1.6 liter petrol models of 142g/km, which was reduced from 152g/km. The i30 blue was initially introduced to the public in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show and was produced in Nosovice, Czech Republic. The i30 blue went on sale in the UK in January of 2009 and also has an ISG option which costs only marginally more.
The second generation of the i30 was revealed in 2011 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show and was designed as well as engineered by Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, offering a total of four different engines as well as six power options. This vehicle was launched in South Korea in October of 2011 and it is the second model under Hyundai’s Premium Youth Lab brand. Is vehicle was instantly successful since production started and continues to be a top seller today.