Does my two-year-old Hyundai i30 have a timing chain or belt?

I have just purchased a two-year-old 1.6 premium Hyundai i30, due in no small part to your favourable review. So far I am very impressed with the vehicle, but I have a couple of questions. I am sure the salesman told me there was a full-size alloy spare in the boot, although I naively didn't think to check. Now the vehicle is mine I find there is only a space-saver in there. Is this correct? I was also assured that the 1.6 petrol engine has a timing chain rather than belt, and would be grateful if you could confirm that is true.

Asked on 16 August 2010 by johntakeiteasy

Answered by Honest John
Yes, standard spec is now a space saver. Yes, all 1.4 and 1.6 engines, petrol and diesel, are timing chain. Only the old 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines were belt.
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