Hyundai Release The i30 Turbo


February 24, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 3, 2015

Hyundai Release The i30 Turbo

  • New i30 Turbo prices start at £22,495 OTR
  • Engine and design updates boost New i30’s agility and appeal
  • Design refreshed to include Hyundai’s trademark hexagonal grille
  • i30 Turbo available in three- and five-door forms
  • New seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) dramatically lowers CO2 emissions

Following its official unveiling in December, Hyundai Motor UK has revealed the pricing and specification of the New i30 range including, for the first time, the i30 Turbo.

Priced from £15,195, the range starts with the i30 S, replacing the outgoing ‘Classic’ model, with standard equipment including; keyless entry, USB and AUX connections, Bluetooth® connectivity with steering wheel remote control, and air conditioning. Based on the i30 S, the SE is available with additional features such as 16” alloy wheels (subject to variant), auto cruise control with speed limiter, drivers electric lumbar support, rear parking sensors, leather steering wheel and gear knob. Prices for the i30 SE start at £16,495. Additionally, the SE Nav derivative will offer satellite navigation with rear view camera.

Customers choosing the i30 Premium will benefit from; HID headlights with auto leveling and AFLS, 17” alloy wheels, leather seat facings, dual zone climate control, heated seats, heated steering wheel and smart key with engine stop/start button.

For the first time, Hyundai is launching the dynamic i30 Turbo featuring a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, which delivers 186PS and a 0-60 time of eight seconds. Standard equipment includes; 18” alloy wheels, Turbo sports bodykit, Turbo badge, perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching, sports suspension, satellite navigation, black and red cloth/artificial leather sports seats and LED rear tail lights.  New i30 Turbo buyers can choose from either three-door or five-door bodystyles, while the rest of the i30 range will be available in five-door or Tourer form.

Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor UK’s President and CEO, commented: “Current i30 has been a huge hit for us in the UK, and New i30 is set to build on that success thanks to its updated design and unbeatable levels of standard equipment.

“Thanks to its 7DCT, New i30 delivers an extremely competitive economical performance, meaning that i30 offers a compromise-free package. The revised range will further boost the car’s appeal to customers in the UK, ultimately strengthening its presence in the C-segment,” concludes Whitehorn.

New i30 customers will have a choice of five engines, with power outputs ranging from 100PS to 186PS. Customers can choose between two diesel units, a 1.6-litre engine with two power outputs –110PS or 136PS. Those who prefer petrol power can select from a 1.4-litre 100PS or 1.6-litre 120PS naturally-aspirated engine, or the new 1.6-litre 186PS Turbo-GDI engine. The 1.6-litre diesel can now be mated to Hyundai’s new seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT).

The newly-introduced 7DCT replaces the previous conventional six-speed torque-converter automatic and will deliver greater fuel efficiency while simultaneously increasing acceleration. The new transmission means the 1.6-litre CRDi Blue Drive has a dramatically reduced CO2 figure –from 145 g/km to 109 g/km – reducing benefit-in-kind tax by an impressive 8 per cent.

Further reducing fuel consumption, the i30 range benefits from Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap’ in the front grille. Combining these technologies means that New i30 emits as little as 94 g/km of CO2 and delivers up to 78.4 mpg on the combined cycle.

Hyundai’s European design team has updated the i30 range to feature a host of design, engine and equipment improvements, further boosting its appeal to customers in the UK. Outside the vehicle there is a clear difference over the outgoing model thanks to the addition of Hyundai’s trademark hexagonal grille.

Further design enhancements increase its appeal among C-segment customers, including newly designed alloy wheels and two new exterior colours: Polar White and, exclusive to the i30 Turbo, Jet Black.

Order books for the New i30 range will open 26 February 2015, with the new car arriving in showrooms from March 2015.

Full technical details and specifications can be found below for all models in the range:

New i30 5 Door
Model CO2 emissions (g/km) VED Band On-the-road price
S 1.4 100PS 138 E £15,195
S 1.6CRDi 110PS Blue Drive 94 A £17,195
SE 1.4 100PS 138 E £16,495
SE 1.6 120PS Auto 158 G £17,895
SE 1.6CRDi 110PS Blue Drive 94 A £18,495
SE 1.6CRDi 110PS DCT Blue Drive 109 B £19,795
SE Nav 1.4 100PS 138 E £17,495
SE Nav 1.6 120PS Auto 158 G £18,895
SE Nav 1.6CRDi 110PS Blue Drive 94 A £19,495
SE Nav 1.6CRDi 110PS DCT Blue Drive 109 B £20,795
Premium 1.6 120PS 145 F £20,295
Premium 1.6CRDi 136PS 104 B £22,295
Premium 1.6CRDi 136PS DCT 115 C £23,595
New i30 Tourer
Model CO2 emissions (g/km) VED Band On-the-road price
S 1.6 120PS 150 F £16,895
S 1.6CRDi 110PS Blue Drive 102 B £18,295
SE 1.6 120PS 150 F £18,195
SE 1.6 120PS Auto 158 G £18,995
SE 1.6CRDi 110PS Blue Drive 102 B £19,595
SE 1.6CRDi 110PS DCT Blue Drive 109 B £20,895
SE Nav 1.6 120PS 150 F £19,495
SE Nav 1.6 120PS Auto 158 G £19,995
SE Nav 1.6CRDi 110PS Blue Drive 102 B £20,595
SE Nav 1.6CRDi 110PS DCT Blue Drive 109 B £21,895
Premium 1.6CRDi 136PS 104 B £23,395
Premium 1.6CRDi 136PS DCT 115 C £24,695
New i30 Turbo
Model CO2 emissions (g/km) VED Band On-the-road price
Turbo SE – 1.6T-GDi (3 Door) 169 H £22,495
Turbo SE – 1.6T-GDi (5 Door) 169 H £22,995

i30 S – priced from £15,195

15” steel wheels
Bluetooth with steering wheel remote control
Body coloured exterior door handles
Body coloured exterior mirrors
Body coloured type A radiator grille
Centre console – power outlet
Cloth seats
Conventional rear combination lamp
Day/night rear view mirror
Driver seat height adjuster
Electric heated wide view mirror (drivers side)
Head rest: up, down and tilt functions
Hood insulator
Keyless entry with burglar alarm
Luggage under floor box
Manual air conditioning and glove box cooling
Manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
Map lamp and sunglasses box
PVC steering wheel
Radio, CD and MP3
Static bending headlamp
Temporary spare wheel and tyre
Tinted glass without shade band
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
USB and AUX connections
Front electric windows with automatic function on drivers side
FRT fog lamp
Tourer only
Retractable load cover
Safety net
S Blue Drive (in addition to S)
ISG

i30 SE – priced from £18,195

16” alloy wheels
Automatic cruise control with speed limiter
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Belt line molding
Centre console – armrest
Cloth centre trim
Electric lumbar support (driver side)
Flex steering
Inside handle – chrome coating
Key set – illuminated ignition
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Luggage power outlet
Passenger seat height adjuster
Rear centre armrest with cup holder
Rear parking sensor
Electric windows with automatic function on drivers side
Seat back pockets (both sides)
Solar glass (with shade band)
Sunvisor (illuminated)
Tinted glass (with shade band)
Tweeter
Tourer only
Roof rails
SE Blue Drive (in addition or replacement of SE)
15” alloy wheels (1.6CRDi 110PS manual versions only)
ISG

i30 SE Nav – priced from £19,495

Electric folding outside mirror and side repeater on outside mirror
Navigation and rear view camera
SE Nav Blue Drive (in addition or replacement of SE Nav)
15” alloy wheels (1.6CRDi 110PS manual versions only)
ISG

i30 Premium – priced from £20,295

17” alloy wheels
Automatic lights
Leather effect seats
Electric drivers seat
Dual zone climate control
Electronic parking brake
Headlamp wash
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
HID headlamp with auto levelling and ALS
Knee airbag
LED rear combination lights
Luggage net
Rain sensor
Rear air vents
Smart key with engine start/stop button
Supervision cluster
Windscreen wiper de-icer