Both SR variants continue to be powered by Hyundai’s 2.0 litre direct-injected naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 124kW of power and 201Nm of torque - an extra 17kW and 26Nm compared with the mainstream 1.8 litre models.
Hardly hot hatch territory, but close to the ‘warm-ish’ Mazda3 SP25 range. Those looking for an even bigger power boost will have to wait for Hyundai’s turbocharged Elantra SR sedan due later this year.
SR models are available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, with fuel consumption for the manual rated at 7.3 l/100km and the automatic at 7.7 l/100km.
Styling highlights for the SR range include new 17-inch dark grey alloy wheels with a machined face, sports front seats with red and black leather appointed trim, a black headlining, steering wheel gearshift paddles (automatic only), and a unique SR bodykit.
Standard i30 features include cruise control, trip computer, 7.0-inch touchscreen audio, seven airbags, rear view camera, and reverse park sensors.
SR models also add auto lights and wipers, proximity key with push-button start, power folding mirrors, dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay connectivity, and LED daytime running lights.
The i30 SR Premium build on that with a panoramic glass roof (optional on SR), heated and cooled front seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, satellite navigation, electronic park brake, colour instrument cluster display, and rear seat cooling vents.
Manufacturer's list price, excluding on-road costs
i30 SR manual $26,550
i30 SR automatic $28,850
i30 SR Premium manual $31,250
i30 SR Premium automatic $33,550
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