Move on to the Active and you can get a 2. Usually, the base model of any vehicle in this market misses some useful features. Sure, Hyundai would be happy for this car to beat some of its rivals in the volume stakes, but the true purpose of the 2018 i30 N is to shift buyer perceptions of what Hyundai can do. Brown is, sadly, off the menu. Fuel Economy The combined cycle estimates fuel consumption of 7. It's equally at home in the city and on the open road, with the diesel making long highway drags even longer with its impressive fuel economy.
This new i30 hatch has pronounced wheel arches, a long sweeping roofline and modern styling that looks dynamic and sporty. That means a pretty good ride and little in the way of road noise. See our video below: we tested this by placing a few large boxes roughly 1. Again surprisingly, leather trim is appointed in the top four models. I have no major complaints about the car except for the loudness of the exhaust. Part of this is down to the less-than-perfect electric steering steering. This is only a minor refinement issue noticeable to the fussiest of drivers.
And if it's outright performance you're after, you can't go past the i30 N. Colours include 'Phantom Black', 'Intense Blue', 'Marina Blue', 'Iron Grey', 'Fiery Red', 'Platinum Silver', and 'Polar White'. Moving on to the 1. Hey all, Just got my I30, put 250km on it so far and already wish the exhaust was louder came from and still drive a highly modified Audi 1. While that car had all sorts of interesting surfaces and big headlights, this newer look is more restrained.
This technology reduces wheelspin and understeer while increasing traction and cornering speed, thus allowing the drive to extract maximum performance from the i30 N. After all, this is a warm hatch, not a fancy yet slow standard car. The clutch is light and conventional in feel. In 2016, the previous generation i30 was the most popular small car with 21 per cent market share, beating the popular Toyota Corolla and Mazda3. In fact, the N Custom mode allows a possible 1,944 combinations to be selected. A big midcorner lift off the gas will get the chassis to rotate, but the transients are calm, composed, and easily controllable. Make it as loud as you like.
Audio upgrades are not rewarded in higher models, not that they are really needed. Perhaps it needs to go on a bit of a diet. Even the Go and Active variants get the chrome grille edging and a sporty rear spoiler which straight-away gives the car a premium look. We find the front and rear seats quite comfortable and more on the softer side, with some adequate bolstering in the front. The inclusion of automatic rev matching with a dedicated steering wheel button is inspired, making the i30 N manual easy to drive, but allowing heel-toe experts to disable the feature on request. Fortunately, the brake pedal is firm, with nice feel. Of course, the rear seats can be folded down 60:40 to increase the space, to an ample 1301 litres.
. We tested some of these features out and they are genuinely impressive. What features does it come with? Rear legroom is a tad on the tight side, even for this vehicle market. Whatever your perception of a Hyundai Hatchback was even just a decade ago has to change. Or offer a free pass for the insurance company to deny a claim. If the N Performance version of the Veloster drives anything like this i30 when it arrives Stateside next year, it will be as much of a perception changer for the Hyundai brand in America as the original sedan was in 2008.
As a result, they have done away with the old-fashioned torsion beam found in less i30s, and instead implemented a multilink rear suspension setup. Speaking of the N, it's reasonably easy to spot with its big 19-inch wheels, red flashes here and there, N badging and grille and, if you're listening, a poppy-bangy exhaust note from its chunky twin exhausts. All of Hyundai's engines use their own silent timing chain system, with the happy upside of lower service costs and no issues with snapping belts. At some point in the preceding few years, the Korean giant realised that dull, middle-of-the-road machinery was not going to turn it into the next Toyota. Across the rest of the range, the petrol vs diesel argument is fairly straightforward - the diesel is a happy, frugal cruiser while the petrols are a bit more rev-happy, particularly the turbo.
Some of the materials are a bit ho-hum and in the Go and Active, the plastic steering wheel is pretty dire, but the quality look and feel of the switchgear and the tangible quality feel of including a big screen makes up for that. Or offer a free pass for the insurance company to deny a claim. The reimagined i30 features a suite of intelligent technology you wouldn't expect from a small car. Towing capacity for the 2. The rifle-crack ricochets from the exhaust system's Sport and Sport + modes are a little theatrical, but you can switch it to Normal if you want to indulge in a little stealth running. The price list opens with the bargain basement Go.
Crash testing has given the current Hyundai i30 the full five stars. With 271 hp and up to 278 lb-ft all going through the front wheels, you will get a little torque steer on less-than-perfect tarmac if you nail the gas, but it's more like a squirming sensation through the steering wheel than any real shift in vehicle trajectory. The only area where the i30 acts within its price range is in the torque output. The engine delivers a smooth, linear surge of acceleration through the gears. I know how crappy it sounds, it certainly doesn't need to be louder. The e-diff means you can get on the gas much earlier than expected, and the rear axle tracks faithfully all the way. As a client you pay the dealer directly the agreed price and the dealer pays us a referral fee.