Hyundai i30

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Hyundai i30 motability car rearThe 2015 face-lifted Hyundai i30 is a mid sized 5 door hatchback or estate (Tourer) built in the Czech Republic, the car’s basic exterior dimensions are unchanged, and the 378-litre boot capacity is unaltered. A new design of hexagonal grille that brings it into line with Hyundai’s other recent models along with new alloy wheels and paint finishes. The outgoing i30 was at the root of Hyundai’s recent success so this mid life tweak is just that and the i30 remains an excellent choice that drives well and eats up the miles in comfort.


Hyundai i30 motability car dashThe Hyundai i30 is available in four trim levels, S, SE, SE Nav and Premium, entry-level S trim comes with Bluetooth, USB, an auxiliary input, keyless entry and front electric windows. SE trim adds 16in alloys, cruise control, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob and rear parking sensors. Sat-nav, electric folding wing mirrors and a rear-view camera come with SE Nav. Top-level Premium trim comes with 17in alloys, automatic lights, an electronic parking brake, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.


Hyundia i30 tourer motability car

The Hyundai i30 Tourer offers ample head, leg and shoulder room wherever you sit. Plus there’s more than enough space in the expansive boot – 528 litres grows to 1,642 with the seats down – this really is quite big, the Ford Focus estate only offers 426 litres of boot space. The retractable load cover enables any items laid flat in the boot to be safely hidden from view.



Hyundai i30 Motability carThe greatest change in the i30 is with regard to the engines which are all Euro 6, out goes the thirsty small petrol unit to be replaced with an all new 1.4 petrol that is an amazing 15kg lighter and that shows in the increased fuel consumption, 47.1 mpg, it has 99bhp that can get you to 62 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds, perfect if you only do short trips. The 110 bhp 1.6 diesel is a better choice if you stray out of town, the six speed manual or all new 7 speed dual clutch automatic (replacing the 6 speed traditional auto box) pulls well and offers super fuel economy at 78.4 miles per gallon as a 5 door manual or 67.3 as an automatic. Performance is brisk, 0-62 is an impressive 10.6 seconds as a manual or 11.8 seconds as an auto. If you are choosing the top trim Premium i30 then you can’t have this engine instead you get a 134bhp version with similar economy but more grunt which takes up to a second off the 0-62 time.

The prices have increased over the outgoing model and the Tourer is too expensive with the SE 110 diesel starting at £1099, better off with an Astra, Focus or 308.

Winter Best Buy – Hyundai i30 SE 1.6 diesel (110bhp)  5 door Manual  –   £599 Advance Payment (£62.07 wpms) 

Winter Best Buy – Hyundai i30 SE 1.6 diesel (110bhp) 5 door Automatic  –  £599 Advance Payment (£62.07 wpms)