Hyundai i30 New Car Reviews & Price Guide

Part of Hyundai's small car range, the i30 is available as either a five-door hatchback or Tourer wagon. It comes in a wide selection of models - Active, SE, Premium, SR and Elite - the SR being a sporty higher-powered version for keen drivers.

The i30 range offers a choice of four engines, a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.8-litre or potent 124kW 2.0-litre petrol as well as a modern, and very frugal, 1.6-litre diesel turbo. There are three transmission choices, depending upon the model: a six-speed manual, six-speed sports automatic, or a rapid-shifting seven-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic.

It also comes standard with driver and passenger airbags, head and side airbags, traction control, electronic brake distribution, Bluetooth as well as cruise control and six-speaker stereo. Up-spec models come with a premium features list.

Wheel sizes are 16-inch alloys, 17-inch alloys or 16-inch steel, depending upon the model.

Reviews and News

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2016 Hyundai i30 Active REVIEW | Australia’s Favourite Car… Is It For You?
Hyundai i30 Active REVIEW, Price, Features | Australia’s Favourite Car… Is It For You?

SALES OF THE HYUNDAI i30 HAVE EXPLODED THIS YEAR, WITH THIS SHARPLY-PRICED ENTRY MODEL ACTIVE LEADING THE CHARGE.  ...

Jul 7, 2016 (5 months ago)
2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Automatic Review - X Marks The Spot For Hyundai’s Small Hatch Range
2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Automatic Review - X Marks The Spot

The skinny: It can't quite nail down top-spot, but Hyundai's aggressive dealer discounting of the i30 has s...

Oct 31, 2015 (1 year ago)
2015 Hyundai i30 Series 2 Review: Better Than Before, But Just...
Hyundai i30 Series 2 Review: 2015: Better Than Before, But Just...

What’s Hot: Diesel engine and twin-clutch auto, enhanced spec. What’s Not: Fidgety ride, 1.8 petrol is a li...

Apr 10, 2015 (2 years ago)
Hyundai i30 Hatch: 2015 Series II Price And Features For Australia
Hyundai i30 Hatch: 2015 Series II Price And Features For Australia

Hyundai’s refreshed 2015 i30 hatch range has landed in Australia, arriving with a revised model spread, new stylin...

Apr 10, 2015 (2 years ago)
The ‘TOP 5’ Small Cars For 2015: Mazda3, Golf, 308, i30, Focus
The ‘TOP 5’ Small Cars For 2015: Mazda3, Golf, 308, i30, Focus

Which are the best cars competing for your dollars right now? In the lead-up to TMR’s Best Buy Award 2015, we will...

Jan 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

NEWS

Hyundai i30-Based ‘Plastic’ RN30 Heralds First ‘N’ High-Performance Vehicle - Launch Next Year

THU, 29 SEP, 2016

Hyundai’s vaunted ‘N’ high performance sub-brand shifts-up a gear at the Paris Motor Show with this i30-based RN30 concept.

Hyundai To Set Pulses Racing In Paris With First N Concept

FRI, 23 SEP, 2016

Hyundai has issued a first sneak peek at how an i30 hot hatch might look with this shadowy image issued by the brand’s high-performance N div...

2017 Hyundai i30 Officially Revealed Ahead Of Paris Debut

THU, 8 SEP, 2016

Signalling its intent to conquer the European market, the 2017 Hyundai i30 has been officially revealed ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut next month.

2017 Hyundai i30 Previewed In Teaser Images

WED, 10 AUG, 2016

Hyundai has dropped the first official hints of what to expect from the 2017 i30 hatch with a series of shadowy teaser images giving a glimpse of w...

2016 Hyundai i30 SR Series II Update - Price And Features For Australia

THU, 14 JUL, 2016

Hyundai has tweaked the top-end of its best-selling i30 hatch range, introducing running changes to the sporty i30 SR and i30 SR Premium.

Hyundai Reveals 194kW And 375Nm Figures For i30 N Hot Hatch In New Teaser Video

WED, 25 MAY, 2016

Hyundai’s high-performance N division moves another step closer to production reality with the news that the sub-brand is preparing three car...

Hyundai i30 Recalled For Electronic Stability Control Issues

FRI, 11 MAR, 2016

Hyundai has issued a recall for its i30 small car, due to a potential problem with the electronic stability control (ESC).

New Car Sales October - Hilux Jumps Into Top Spot In A Top Ten Filled With Familiar Faces

THU, 5 NOV, 2015

VFACTS new car sales figures for the month of October have been released, and will have Toyota jumping with glee; the newly released Hilux has...

Hyundai Hits Second Place In October Sales Race

THU, 5 NOV, 2015

Strong sales of Hyundai’s range has seen the Korean company secure second place on the sales charts, according to official VFACTS figures.

New Car Sales, VFACTS September: Nothing To See Here… Oh, Maybe EV And Hybrid Sales

TUE, 6 OCT, 2015

I met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the AFL Grand Final on Saturday.

REVIEWS

2016 Hyundai i30 SR REVIEW | A Sporting Twist For Australia’s Favourite Car

THU, 14 JUL, 2016

WHAT YOU SEE HERE WITH THE UPDATED 2016 HYUNDAI i30 SR SERIES II ISN’T A MAJOR SHAKE-UP.

2016 Hyundai i30 Active REVIEW | Australia’s Favourite Car… Is It For You?

THU, 7 JUL, 2016

SALES OF THE HYUNDAI i30 HAVE EXPLODED THIS YEAR, WITH THIS SHARPLY-PRICED ENTRY MODEL ACTIVE LEADING THE CHARGE.  The small hatchback has ...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Automatic Review - X Marks The Spot For Hyundai’s Small Hatch Range

SAT, 31 OCT, 2015

The skinny: It can't quite nail down top-spot, but Hyundai's aggressive dealer discounting of the i30 has seen it push the Coroll...

2015 Hyundai i30 Series 2 Review: Better Than Before, But Just...

FRI, 10 APR, 2015

What’s Hot: Diesel engine and twin-clutch auto, enhanced spec.

2013 Hyundai i30 SR Auto Review

TUE, 22 OCT, 2013

2013 HYUNDAI I30 SR REVIEW  Vehicle style: Five-door small hatch Price: $30,190  Engine/transmission: 129kW/209Nm 2.0 4cyl ...

2013 Hyundai i30 Tourer Elite Diesel Automatic Review

MON, 26 AUG, 2013

2013 HYUNDAI I30 REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small wagon Price: $31,390 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 94kW/260Nm 1.6 litre 4cyl diesel | 6spd auto ...

Hyundai i30 SR Manual Review

WED, 21 AUG, 2013

HYUNDAI I30 SR REVIEW What's hot: Nice 'warm' style matched by balanced sporty handling What's not: Big gap to third gear ...

2012 Hyundai i30 Active Diesel Manual Review

FRI, 28 SEP, 2012

2012 HYUNDAI I30 REVIEW Vehicle Style:Small Five-Door Hatch Price: $23,590  (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 4.5l/100km | test...

2012 Hyundai i30 CRDi Premium Review

SAT, 22 SEP, 2012

2012 HYUNDAI I30 REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5 door hatchback Price: $32,590  (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 5.6 l/100km | te...

2012 Hyundai i30 First Drive Review

THU, 31 MAY, 2012

2012 HYUNDAI I30 REVIEW OVERVIEW When it arrived in Australian showrooms in October 2007, the first-generation i30 was a landmark car for Hyu...

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