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2022 Hyundai i30

2022 Hyundai i30
Hyundai
8.3
Price$23,720 - $53,500
Fuel Efficiency6.8 - 8.5 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$23,720 - $53,500
Fuel Efficiency6.8 - 8.5 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the i30

The Hyundai i30 small car range is one of Australia's top-selling vehicles. There are a myriad of variant and shape options, from hatchback to sedan, and base petrols through to the track-honed i30 N family.

There's something for everyone, even with no wagon available these days.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Myriad variants to choose from

Well-sorted ride and handling

N versions are proper dynamos

Miss

Too much tyre noise

1.6 turbo's shorter service intervals

N Line hatches lose some driver-assist features

Video Review

i30 Video Review

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Intro
Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Safety Tech
Practicality
On the road
Verdict

Hyundai i30 N DCT detailed review 2022

This or a Golf GTI?
Date
11, Sep, 2021
Views
120,308

Does the 2022 Hyundai i30 N with DCT still sound as good as the manual? That's what I was keen to find out - the facelifted i30 N now has more power and more torque, along with bigger brakes and a fresh exterior.

i30 Price

What is the price of a Hyundai i30?

Hatch

  • Base manual: $23,720
  • Base auto: $25,720
  • Active auto: $27,220
  • Elite auto: $30,520
  • N Line manual: $29,720
  • N Line DCT: $31,720
  • N Line Premium manual: $34,520
  • N Line Premium DCT: $36,520
  • N manual: $44,500
  • N DCT: $47,500
  • N Premium manual: $47,500
  • N Premium manual: $49,000 (includes sunroof)
  • N Premium DCT: $52,000 (includes sunroof)

Sedan

  • Active manual: $25,690
  • Active manual: $27,690
  • Elite auto: $31,690
  • N Line manual: $31,190
  • N Line DCT: $33,190
  • N Line Premium DCT: $38,190
  • N Premium manual: $49,000
  • N Premium DCT: $49,000
  • N Premium manual: $51,000 (includes sunroof)
  • N Premium DCT: $51,000 (includes sunroof)

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Hyundai i30

News

All the latest i30 news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Hyundai i30 range is best for you?

Base i30 (hatch only):

  • 2.0-litre petrol
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Full-sized alloy spare
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Dusk-sensing projector headlights
  • Leather-wrapped wheel and shifter
  • Cloth seats
  • Reversing camera and sensors
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six-speaker audio
  • Manual A/C
  • Active cruise control
  • Rear vents

Active adds (hatch and sedan):

  • Leather-appointed seats
  • One touch auto up/down windows
  • 17-inch wheels

Elite adds (hatch and sedan):

  • Proximity key access
  • Button start
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Digital radio
  • Satellite-navigation
  • Infinity-branded audio upgrade (hatch)
  • Bose-branded audio upgrade (sedan)
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Dual-zone climate control

N Line main features (hatch and sedan):

  • 1.6-turbo engine
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Space-saver spare
  • Dusk-sensing LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (hatch)
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres (sedan)
  • Proximity key access
  • Alloy pedal caps
  • N Line sports gear knob, steering wheel and seats
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • N Line body kit
  • Paddle shifters for DCT auto
  • Reversing camera and sensors
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six-speaker audio
  • Leather-appointed seats

N Line Premium add (hatch and sedan):

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Digital radio
  • Satellite-navigation
  • Infinity-branded audio upgrade (hatch)
  • Bose-branded audio upgrade (sedan)
  • Glass sunroof
  • Powered driver's seat
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

N hot models add (hatch):

  • 2.0-litre turbo-petrol
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Pirelli P-Zero tyres (hatch)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres (sedan)
  • e-LSD
  • Active-valve exhaust
  • Unique colours
  • Uprated brakes
  • Active dampers
  • Unique body kit
  • Stiffness bar

N Premium models add (hatch and sedan):

  • Alcantara and leather-appointed seats (hatch)
  • Leather-appointed seats (sedan)
  • Auto-dimming mirror
  • Heated seats and wheel
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Panoramic glass sunroof (option on manual hatch)
  • Glass sunroof (standard on sedan)

Variants

What are the variants of the Hyundai i30?
BASE MODEL
FROM
$23,720
SPECIAL EDITION
FROM
$25,290
ACTIVE
FROM
$25,690
N LINE
FROM
$29,720
N LINE SPECIAL EDITION
FROM
$30,190
ELITE
FROM
$30,520
N LINE PREMIUM
FROM
$35,420
N
FROM
$45,000
N PREMIUM
FROM
$48,000
N LIMITED EDITION
FROM
$49,000
N LIMITED EDITION (SUNROOF)
FROM
$50,500
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOF
FROM
$51,000
6-speed Manual
6-speed Automatic
Variant Name
BASE MODEL
Price From
$23,720
Series
PD.V4 MY22
Style
5D HATCHBACK
Transmission
6-speed Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol - E10 Compatible
Fuel Economy
7.3L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Hyundai i30 Interior

There are actually some pretty big design differences between hatch and sedan, outside of course – but also inside. These two cars are sold under different nameplates (i30 and Elantra) in various markets, and it shows.

The sedan for example has a larger 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster on high-grade models, next to the hatchback's 7.0-inch display. It also has a more driver-oriented fascia, different door and dash shaping, and even a different grade-specific steering wheel. It's a much more cutting-edge design overall.

Both models offer a decent amount of storage and good build quality, although there's still evidence of cost-saving materials here and there. Both body types offer plenty of adjustability, although the sedan is a little tight on headroom – even though it lacks the hatchback's available panoramic roof.

The 8.0-inch infotainment screen is a decent size, boasts reversing camera footage of a decent resolution, and is flanked by physical shortcut buttons for various functions. There’s also a star button by the screen that you can program as a shortcut – I programmed it to take me to the home screen, as there’s unusually no physical home button.

In terms of storage, there’s a shelf at the base of the centre stack containing the wireless charging pad, while along the centre console there are two cupholders plus a fairly deep bin. The bottle holders in the doors fit 600ml bottles.

For someone 180cm tall, there’s ample legroom behind a front-seat occupant the same size. In fact, there’s a genuinely impressive amount of legroom back here, while the floor is mostly flat.

Rear-seat occupants get air vents, a fold-down centre armrest with cupholders, and bottle holders in the doors large enough for a 600ml bottle, but there are no USB outlets back here.

If you have small children, you can use one of the three top-tether anchor points for a child seat. There are also ISOFIX points for both outboard seats.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Hyundai i30 Exterior

Where the hatch looks like a pretty conventional five-door, albeit with a new-design grille and light combination, the sedan is all edges and angles and coupe-like profile. They're very, very different.

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i30 Colours

What colours are available for the Hyundai i30?

Regular i30s:

  • Polar White
  • Fluidic Metal ($595 extra)
  • Amazon Grey ($595 extra)
  • Phantom Black ($595 extra)
  • Fiery Red ($595 extra)
  • Intense Blue ($595 extra)

i30 N models:

  • Polar White (both)
  • Performance Blue (both)
  • Shadow Grey (hatch)
  • Engine Red (hatch)
  • Phantom Black ($595 extra, both)
  • Dark Knight ($595, hatch only)
  • Intense Blue $595, sedan only)
  • Fiery Red ($595, sedan only)
  • Fluid Metal ($595, sedan only)
  • Cyber Grey ($595, sedan only)

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Hyundai i30?

Service costs vary depending on engine, with your best bet being to pre-pay for five years of servicing.

Base, Active and Elite hatchbacks and sedans with the base 2.0-litre engine have service intervals of 12 months or 15,000km, and come with a five-year service plan costing $1495.

N Line and N Line Premium hatchbacks and sedans with the turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and intervals of 12 months or 10,000km come with a five-year service plan costing $1495, but note the shorter distance intervals.

N and N Premium hatchbacks and sedans with the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine and intervals of 12 months or 10,000km come with a five-year service plan costing $1675.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Hyundai i30 drivability?

Base models with the 120kW/203Nm (hatch) or 117kW/191Nm (sedan) 2.0-litre engine and six-speed transmissions are inoffensive motoring, with decent locally-sorted ride and handling balance – with one caveat being mediocre noise suppression.

The N-Line models have a multi-link rear suspension, 150kW and 265Nm turbo engines, and the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch auto with paddles, making them quite consummate warmed-up hatchbacks.

But the superstar models are the proper N cars, with their Nurburgring-honed tuning, adaptive dampers, multi-mode exhausts, massive brakes, LSDs, stiffening braces, variable steering and throttle modes, circuit maps, and track-ready driving modes that relax electronic driver aids.

These are the real-deal. And that's before mentioning the 206kW and 392Nm (more on over boost) turbo engine, and availability of either six-speed manual or new eight-speed DCT.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

When the Hyundai i30 hatchback was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars.

That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 14.01 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.

The i30, Active and N Line grades have:

  • Seven airbags
  • Driver attention warning
  • Camera, radar, car, pedestrian, cyclist AEB
  • Active high beam
  • Active lane-keeping aid
  • Active cruise control (autos)

The Elite alone adds:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Safe Exit Warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

The sedan hasn't been crashed tested by ANCAP, but features the following:

The Active grade has

  • Six airbags
  • Driver attention warning
  • Camera, radar, car, pedestrian, cyclist, junction AEB
  • Active lane-keeping aid
  • Active cruise control (autos)

The Elite and N Lines add

  • Active blind-spot assist (DCT)
  • Blind-spot monitoring (manual)
  • Active rear cross-traffic alert (DCT)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (manual)
  • Safe Exit Warning
  • Active high beam (N Lines only)

i30 Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Hyundai i30?

The hatch dates to 2019 so is half-way through its life, and has had a running upgrade. The sedan meanwhile launched in 2020, and is a newer design built on a new chassis.

i30 Options

Options list for the Hyundai i30

Metallic or Mica paint, and the sunroof on i30 N models.

i30 Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Hyundai i30?

Hyundais come with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

i30 Stock Availability

Is the Hyundai i30 available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

By most accounts, supplies of the i30 are relatively good.

i30 Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Hyundai i30?

In terms of boot space, the hatch offers 395L versus 474L for the sedan, although the former has a more user-friendly aperture.

i30 Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Hyundai i30 use and what are its emissions?

The 2.0-litre naturally aspirated hatch uses a claimed 7.3-7.4L/100km on the combined cycle, versus 7.1-7.5L/100km for the 1.6T N Lines – all are rated to use cheaper 91 RON unleaded.

The 2.0-litre naturally aspirated sedan uses a claimed 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle, versus 6.8-7.5L/100km for the N Lines.

The 2.0-litre turbo N hatch uses 8.5L/100km on 95 RON, versus 8.2L/100km for the sedan.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 HYUNDAI I30 fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
-PD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.3Yes
SPECIAL EDITIONPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
ACTIVECN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--7.0Yes
-PD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
ACTIVEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
ACTIVECN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--7.0Yes
N LINEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.5Yes
N LINE SPECIAL EDITIONCN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.8Yes
ELITEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
N LINECN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--7.5Yes
ELITECN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--7.0Yes
N LINEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.1Yes
N LINECN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.8Yes
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.5Yes
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.1Yes
N LINE PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY214D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.8Yes
NPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
NPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUMPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY224D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N LIMITED EDITIONPDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY224D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N LIMITED EDITION (SUNROOF)PDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY224D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY224D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N LIMITED EDITIONPDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N LIMITED EDITION (SUNROOF)PDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes

i30 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai i30

The hatch measures 4340mm long, 1795mm wide and 1455mm tall, compared to 4650mm/1825mm/1430mm for the sedan. The sedan also has a 70mm longer wheelbase.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 HYUNDAI I30 measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
PD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
SPECIAL EDITIONPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
ACTIVECN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4650182514302720
PD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
ACTIVEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
ACTIVECN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4650182514302720
N LINEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
N LINE SPECIAL EDITIONCN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4675182514302720
ELITEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
N LINECN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4675182514302720
ELITECN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4650182514302720
N LINEPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
N LINECN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4675182514302720
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
N LINE PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY214D SEDAN4675182514302720
NPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
NPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
N PREMIUMPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY224D SEDAN4675182514152720
N LIMITED EDITIONPDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACK4455197514192650
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY224D SEDAN4675182514152720
N LIMITED EDITION (SUNROOF)PDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACK4455197514192650
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY224D SEDAN4675182514152720
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY224D SEDAN4675182514152720
N LIMITED EDITIONPDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACK4455197514192650
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFPDe.V4 MY225D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
N LIMITED EDITION (SUNROOF)PDe.V4 MY224D FASTBACK4455197514192650

The 2022 HYUNDAI I30 has a braked towing capacity from 1100kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 600kg to 700kg depending on the variant.

i30 Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

Both body styles are classified as Small Cars under $40,000, even though the N models exceed this.

i30 Sales Data

How well has the Hyundai i30 been selling?

The i30 was number-two in class in 2021, recording 25,575 sales – behind the Toyota Corolla, ahead of the Kia Cerato and Mazda 3. The i30 N is more a Volkswagen Golf GTI/R rival.

Should you buy the i30

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

From a cheap rental base to a track-honed dynamo, the range has you pretty covered. The only real missing areas are the lack of a hybrid to match the Corolla, and lack of a wagon.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The i30's strength lies in its diversity: there's almost something for everyone, save the lack of a wagon.

It's more spacious than a Toyota Corolla, and offers more performance from the option of 1.6 and 2.0-litre turbo engines. The Corolla counters by packing a frugal hybrid option, however.

Hyundai i30 Interesting Facts

Did you know?

Ex BMW M chief Albert Biermann led development of the i30 Ns at Germany's Nurburgring.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hyundai i30 range kicks off from $23,720 (plus on-road costs) for the "i30 BASE MODEL" variant and finishes at $53,500 (plus on-road costs) for the "i30 N LIMITED EDITION (SUNROOF)" variant.

Depending on the variant, the Hyundai i30 may be built in Czech Republic or Korea and is then shipped to Australia.

The Hyundai i30 has a braked towing capacity from 1100kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 600kg to 700kg depending on the variant.

Hyundai suggested that owners service their Hyundai i30 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Hyundai i30 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Hyundai i30 use Unleaded Petrol or Premium Unleaded Petrol. It is compatible with E10 fuel.

The Hyundai i30 comes in 4 or 5 door variants.

In our latest review the Hyundai i30 scored 8.3 out of 10. Read the full Hyundai i30 review here.

The Hyundai i30 had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.
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