Hyundai has detailed the updated version of the i30 Sedan, also known as the Avante and Elantra, in its home market ahead of an Australian launch during the second half of 2023.

    This latest information about the i30 Sedan follows a set of initial images that were published after the South Korean announcement late last month.

    On the outside there are new LED headlights, updated front and rear bumpers, a new grille insert, as well as a tweaked wheel designs.

    Inside there’s more safety equipment including rear-side airbags, which takes the total amount to eight, plus a surround-view camera and a Blind-Spot View Monitor in the digital instrument cluster.

    Other features available in South Korea include Digital Key 2 Touch which allows you to unlock the car with your iPhone or Apple Watch, three USB-C ports, and an in-built dashcam.

    The updated Hyundai i30 Sedan is available in nine different exterior paint colours in South Korea, including Atlas White, Cyber Gray Metallic, Fluid Gray Metallic, Ecotronic Gray Pearl, Amazon Gray Pearl, Abyss Black Pearl, Meta Blue Pearl, Intense Blue Pearl, and Ultimate Red Metallic.

    As previously detailed there’s a new Sage Green interior available in South Korea which features a new eco-friendly material. It’s unclear whether this option will be made available in the Australian market.

    The powertrains in the i30 Sedan carry over from the pre-update model in South Korea. This means the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated and 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol motors for the local core range will carry over for the 2024 model year.

    CarExpert understands the 1.6-litre petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain is firming for an Australian release, likely with the updated range, before the end of this year.

    Hyundai Australia has indicated its plans to release two hybrids during the course of 2023, including the already-confirmed new Kona Hybrid.

    Hyundai’s head office is yet to reveal the facelifted i30 Sedan N (Avante N, Elanta N) as yet, but surely it won’t be too far away. Prototypes have already been spied in Korea.

    Like the core range, expect the existing model’s 206kW/392Nm 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder to carry over, with the updates likely to be largely cosmetic and perhaps aerodynamically skewed.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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