2018 Hyundai i30 Reviews, Redesign, Price
2018 Hyundai i30 – The first generation of the Hyundai i30, released in 2008, bought primarily for its price equipment. Five years later, the second version added a dynamic design but was still in withdrawal benefits compared to its European rivals. With this third opus, designated and developed on and for the old Continent, the brand Korean hopes to play spoilsport in the ultra-competitive compact sedan segment.
2018 Hyundai i30 Redesign
From an aesthetic point of view, the 2018 Hyundai i30 of generation seems to have reached the age of maturity. While the previous generation used and abused of any stop and body panels while curves, this new version enters the row. Its design becomes much more consensual and is part of the current trend: sober, elegant and a bit Germanic. Its grille “cascade”, as it likes to call it brand, is supposed to represent the molten steel from the oven (Hyundai being one of the few manufacturers to produce its own steel).
2018 Hyundai i30 Interior style and equipment
Board, sobriety is also needed. The dashboard, that stretches horizontally is purified. Orders of the multimedia system and connectivity are collected on floating enthroned atop the 8-inch screen. Another block of commands is used to air conditioning settings. The dashboard instrumentation, classic and completed by a small screen color on the high version, allows excellent legibility of the information. Overall the General build quality does not call for special criticism. The top of the dashboard is generously moussé and assemblies are rigorous. But even if do the difficult, so mention the presence of some hollow and shiny plastics that degrade the balance sheet compared to European rivals, and the somewhat austere atmosphere prevailing on board.
Equipment, the Hyundai i30 is a credit to his coat of arms and is generous as soon as the first level of finish. The Intuitive version “offers” active assistance to track maintenance, drowsiness detector, the backup camera, AC ‘ auto bi-zone, smart headlights, automatic emergency braking and cruise control/speed limiter. To play to compete with its rivals of the old Continent, the Korean has therefore reviewed its technological content on the rise that it offers complete with Safety Pack (450) including blind spot alarm, the cross at the rear traffic alert and signs reading.
2018 Hyundai i30 Chassis and engine
Since its launch, the Hyundai i30 will be offered with four engines. Diesel, 1.6 CRDi is available in two powers, 110 and 136 HP, both compatible with the very effective automatic dual-clutch seven-speed. Side gas, the new three-cylinder 1.0 T – GDI 120 HP is supported by the 1.4 T – GDI to 140 HP (available with the DCT-7). It is the latter who fitted our trial version. If it turns soft, quiet, and powerful enough for this compact 1 280 kg, his appetite might be more measured, the onboard computer that showed almost 10 liters per 100 km average during our test.
2018 Hyundai i30 Test Drive
This generation of i30 is not based on a new platform. If she refuses the foundation walls of the previous version, she saw from top to bottom its chassis, its running gear set-up and management. Progress is sensitive and the Korean shows road benefits more in line with the expectations of demanding customers in Europe. Stable, healthy in its reactions and showing even a hint of agility, the compact fact rather good figure. Even if the ballerinas of the category – Peugeot 308 in mind – is still out of reach of the i30, which remains comfortable in any situation.
2018 Hyundai i30 Price and Conclusion
Posted from €22 550 with the small three-cylinder 120 HP petrol, the Hyundai i30 offers a high level of equipment from the first level of finishing. For 1,500 euros (26 150 with the 1.6 CRDi 110), it gives access to Apple because of Play and Android Auto systems, charging by induction, access and starts without keys and navigation Europe on display 8 inches. At the top of the range, the 1.6 CRDi 136 auto box Creative (before parking radar, electric parking brake, mi-car and electric driver’s seat upholstery) is displayed at €31 350. A much more advantageous than the European tenors range in the end.
Finally mature, the Hyundai i30 has more to be ashamed of its benefits. Its design, more consensual, seems to confirm that reached maturity. Much more pleasant to drive remaining comfortable, fine motor although a bit greedy and richly with, the i30 will seduce motorists looking for a value price/performance advantage over the stars in the category. Even if they have to deal with a less Dapper cabin and a still uncertain resale value.