Hyundai i30 (2012–2017)

Model History

August 2011

Hyundai unveils i30

The all-new i30 was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and represents the next evolution of the unique form language, ‘fluidic sculpture’ – the company’s distinctive design DNA.

The ‘fluidic sculpture’ ethos utilises flowing lines inspired by nature and modern architecture to give a constant three-dimensional presence to Hyundai vehicles, and was introduced as the Hyundai ix-onic concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Since this debut, ‘fluidic sculpture’ has become the design language behind all new Hyundai models launched in Europe

January 2012

Hyundai i30 prices announced

Prices for i30 start at £14,495 on-the-road for the entry level Classic model, which comes with insurance ratings from Group 7E, making it one of the most cost effective C-segment cars to own and run. Hyundai’s newcomer builds on the success of its predecessor. First launched in 2007, the outgoing i30 was the first ‘i’ product in Hyundai’s range and introduced new standards of quality and driveability to the Hyundai product line-up. The new generation i30 will build on the achievements of the cars it replaces – bringing with it a new level of style, interior quality and technology – adding emotional as well as rational appeal.

The new generation Hyundai i30 is available in four main trim levels including Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav, while customers will also have the choice of either petrol or diesel engines – including Hyundai’s latest ultra-efficient 1.6-litre diesel unit that emits less than 100g/km CO2 – there will be five engine outputs on offer with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

New standard features on the i30 include voice-activated Bluetooth, LED daytime running lights, multi-function steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and one-touch indicators. Safety systems added as standard across the range include Vehicle Stability Management, Emergency Stop Signal and Hill-start Assist Control. Active trim level, adds 15” alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and Hyundai’s new dynamic Flex Steer system, which gives the driver the option of three settings namely: Comfort, Normal and Sport.

All ‘Style’ models benefit from 16” alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, front parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, cornering lights, automatic headlights, automatic de-fog system for front windscreen and electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators. Topping the trim will be Style Nav, which brings a fully integrated touchscreen satellite navigation system and rear view parking camera.

New Generation i30 - 5 Door Hatchback

Model

Fuel
Type

CO 2
Emissions
g/km

Insurance
Group
(1-50)

VED Band 2011-12

Recommended
On The Road
Price
£

Classic

1.4 100PS

P

139

7E

E

14,495.00

1.4 CRDi 90PS

D

109

7E

B

16,145.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive

D

97

12E

A

16,895.00

Active

1.4 100PS

P

139

8E

E

15,595.00

1.6 120PS auto

P

159

10E

G

16,995.00

1.4 CRDi 90PS

D

109

7E

B

17,245.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive

D

97

12E

A

17,995.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS auto

D

145

11E

F

18,795.00

Style

1.4 100PS

P

143

8E

F

16,595.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive

D

100

12E

A

18,995.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS auto

D

145

11E

F

19,795.00

1.6 CRDi 128PS Blue Drive

D

100

14E

A

19,295.00

Style Nav

1.4 100PS

P

143

8E

F

17,595.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive

D

100

13E

A

19,995.00

1.6 CRDi 110PS auto

D

145

12E

F

20,795.00

1.6 CRDi 128PS Blue Drive

D

100

14E

A

20,295.00

September 2012

Hyundai i30 three-door launched

Central to the appeal of the three-door is its distinctive, sporty styling. Incorporating Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language, the new model’s sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it with a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling.

A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai’s hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a newly-profiled lower bumper.

At the rear, the remodelled lower bumper area includes new horizontal, sculpted fog lamps that contrast with the upright units of the five-door. These lights and a new black insert at the bottom of the bumper create the impression of a wider, sportier rear design. Exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation.

October 2012

Hyundai introduces new range-topping Premium

Available on both the hatchback and Tourer models, the Premium trim boasts a number of new standard features offering customers the complete package while still representing excellent value for money.

Premium trim now includes all the equipment contained previously within the Convenience and Individual packs as standard along with several additional features. Starting on the outside, the Premium models will benefit from a new 17-inch alloy wheel design, chrome door handles with illumination and automatically folding door mirrors, which also incorporate puddle lamps.

Moving inside, the Premium features a number of additional standard features over Style Nav such as leather upholstery, automatically dimming rear view mirror, electric driver’s seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, keyless entry with engine start/stop button plus supervision cluster with LCD colour display. A height adjustable passenger seat is also now available.

The Premium will be available with two engine options including a 120PS 1.6-litre petrol with manual transmission on the hatchback and a 1.6-litre CRDi 128PS diesel on both Hatchback and Tourer with a choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox.

July 2013

Hyundai i30 Edition launched

Prices range from £15,995 to £18,295. Exterior highlights include 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers. Inside, the i30 Edition offers dual zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity® with voice recognition, cruise control with speed limiter and electric front and rear windows.

The i30 Edition is available with two engine choices both twinned with a manual transmission. The lively 1.4 100PS petrol engine is perfect for town driving and family getaways (£15,995), while the economical 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive engine benefits fromemissions as low as 100g/km, which means you pay no road tax (£18,295).

May 2014

i30 Go! launched

The i30 Go! SE and Go! SE Panorama editions are based on the 5-door hatchback. The Go! SE will be available on the 1.4 100PS petrol and the 1.6 CRDi 110PS diesel derivatives from £16,000 OTR whilst the Go! SE Panorama is available on the 1.6 120PS Petrol and the 1.6 CRDi 110PS diesel variants from £17,300 OTR. All will feature the 6-speed manual transmission only.

Both the Go! SE and Go! SE Panorama models will be available with the Go! Badge, alloy wheels, electric folding black gloss exterior door mirrors with integral LED indicators, privacy glass, anti-trap mechanism on all electric windows and LED tail lights. The Go! SE Panorama benefits from panoramic sunroof and 17” alloy wheels.

January 2015

Revisions to i30 for 2015

These include the addition of a range-topping i30 Turbo, performance-oriented model delivering a Nürburgring-tuned 186PS (less tyan the cee'd GT) and featuring exclusive sporty design features. The complete i30 range has been enhanced with improved engines, a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, safety and comfort features and refreshed exterior design.

The 1.6-litre diesel and the 1.6-litre petrol GDI engines are also now available with the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT). This option replaces the previous compact, conventional six-speed torque-converter automatic and it will deliver greater fuel efficiency while at the same time increasing acceleration.

What does a Hyundai i30 (2012 – 2017) cost?

List Price from £17,360
Buy new from £14,269
Contract hire from £173.40 per month