Hyundai i30
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2023 Hyundai i30

2023 Hyundai i30
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Fuel Efficiency6.1 - 8.5 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Fuel Efficiency6.1 - 8.5 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
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About the Hyundai 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

Hyundai i30 Video Review

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Verdict

Hyundai i30 N DCT detailed review 2022

This or a Golf GTI?
Date
Sept 11, 2021
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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.

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Deal Overview
rrp
$29,000
discount
$1,230
Region
National
Offer Ends
30/11/2023
ABN Holders Only
Excludes Fleet, Government And Rental Buyers
Deal Pricing

Pricing Level

Price Value

Details

RRP

$29,000

Manufacturer listed price

RETAIL DRIVEAWAY

$31,990

Advertised Driveaway Price

ON ROAD INCENTIVE

$813

On road costs

CASH INCENTIVE

$416

Cash bonus or discount

TOTAL DISCOUNTING

$1,230

Incentive total

Vehicle Specs

Body Style

Sedan

Fuel Type

Petrol

Number of Doors

4

Number of Seats

5

Drive Type

FWD

Transmission

C

Engine Size

2.0 L

Torque

180 Nm

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Hyundai i30

News

All the latest Hyundai i30 news

Hyundai i30 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)

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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Hyundai 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.

Hyundai i30 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)

Hyundai i30 Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Hyundai i30?
52% lifecycle
April 2017
TODAY
2030

The current generation Hyundai i30 was launched in April 2017 and is currently 52 percent through its lifecycle. The last update was a facelift that was launched in November 2023 with the next model expected in 2030.

Hyundai i30 Options

Options list for the Hyundai i30

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

Hyundai i30 Warranty

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

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

Hyundai 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.

Hyundai 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.

Hyundai 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 2023 HYUNDAI I30 fuel usage below.

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

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
-PD.V4 MY23 UPDATE5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.3Yes
-PD.V4 MY23 UPDATE5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
ACTIVEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
-CN7.V2 MY244D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.1Yes
N LINEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.5Yes
ELITEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.4Yes
N LINEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.1Yes
ELITECN7.V2 MY244D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.1Yes
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.5Yes
N LINECN7.V2 MY244D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.6Yes
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--7.1Yes
PREMIUMCN7.V2 MY244D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.1Yes
N LINE PREMIUMCN7.V2 MY244D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.6Yes
NPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUMPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
NPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY234D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY234D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY234D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY234D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.2Yes
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5Yes

Hyundai 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 2023 HYUNDAI I30 measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
PD.V4 MY23 UPDATE5D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
PD.V4 MY23 UPDATE5D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
ACTIVEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
CN7.V2 MY244D SEDAN4710182514202720
N LINEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
ELITEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514552650
N LINEPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
ELITECN7.V2 MY244D SEDAN4710182514202720
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
N LINECN7.V2 MY244D SEDAN4710182514202720
N LINE PREMIUMPD.V4 MY235D HATCHBACK4345179514532650
PREMIUMCN7.V2 MY244D SEDAN4710182514202720
N LINE PREMIUMCN7.V2 MY244D SEDAN4710182514202720
NPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
N PREMIUMPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
NPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY234D SEDAN4675182514152720
N PREMIUMCN7.V1 MY234D SEDAN4675182514152720
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514452650
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY234D SEDAN4675182514152720
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFCN7.V1 MY234D SEDAN4675182514152720
N PREMIUM WITH SUNROOFPDe.V5 MY235D HATCHBACK4340179514452650

The 2023 HYUNDAI I30 has a braked towing capacity from 1100kg to 1300kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 600kg to 610kg depending on the variant.

Hyundai 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.

Hyundai 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.

Owner Reviews

Owner's reviews of the Hyundai i30

Should you buy the Hyundai 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.

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