Hyundai i30 sr review




Hyundai i30 sr review

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  • If you cannot beat them, side-step them. That appropriated adage is one that happens to be perfectly appropriate for the Hyundai i30 SR.

    Improvements across the board mark the new generation of Hyundai's award- winning i30 hatchback range.

    We've already picked the Hyundai i30 SR as the pick of the small Korean hatch's line-up. Here's why.

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Most impressive is the car's ability to stay composed when it's hit with mid-corner bumps. Filed under Featured Hyundai review petrol Hyundai i30 turbocharged hatch small 5door 6m 5seat k my my Ergonomically, the i30 layout is right up with the best in class. At least it is until the i30 N arrives Down Under early next year.

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report one: introduction

    The new model, which comes as a five-door hatch only, still has the same appealing character, easy-to-drive nature and value-for-money focus as its predecessor. By building the i30 on a new platform shared with the current Elantra, employing advanced manufacturing techniques and a greater use of hi-tech materials, this generation is slightly bigger, stronger and lighter.

    New body panels create a fresh appearance and the interior looks smarter. Value for money has always been a big part of i30's appeal. Entry point is the Go model, followed by the Active grade. Both utilise a 2. They are available with a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic option is a conventional six-speed box in the petrol models or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with the diesel. From there Hyundai splits the range, with the Elite and Premium models having a comfort focus, while the SR and SR Premium which we drove taking on more of a sporting demeanour, not just in the way they are dressed but also mechanically.

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    The comfort versions are only available with the 1. SR buyers have the choice of a manual or dual-clutch auto, while the SR Premium is dual-clutch only.

    Recently introduced as a price leader, the Go has the same design and safety features as the Active but misses out on a few cosmetic and convenience features. It has steel wheels rather than alloys and does not get the rear parking sensors or digital radio found in the other grades. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, displayed on an eight-inch tablet-style screen, is standard across the range.

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    All variants have a five-star ANCAP safety rating, with the mid and high-spec versions receiving an excellent suite of advance safety technologies, which Hyundai calls SmartSense. Unfortunately, not all the features are available on the manual versions. While Active, Elite and Premium models all carry a full-size alloy spare wheel, the larger inch alloy wheels on SR versions means they only have a temporary-use space-saver spare. The new i30 has a little more cabin space and occupants in the front are well catered for.

    The SR Premium's shapely sports-style seats are supportive and provide good long-term comfort. Seat heating and ventilation in these seats also adds a touch more luxury. Ergonomically, the i30 layout is right up with the best in class. All the controls and switches are logically placed and easy to use, while both the infotainment screen and instrument display are clear and informative.

    In the rear, the extra space is noticeable but the i30 is still not a large car. Accommodating three adults across the back will still be a squeeze and finding enough leg room could depend on front seat positioning. Likewise, the boot space is handy at best. Hyundai build quality has steadily improved over recent years, and this can be seen in the high-quality trim material and general attention to detail in the fit and finish, now placing it among the best of the mainstream models.

    Hyundai i30 sr review

    Having said that, our test car did have a loose door seal rubber. Even more impressive, though, is driving ease in traffic, thanks to the performance flexibility provided by a broad spread of strong low to mid-torque and well-matched gearing.

    Maximum torque of Nm is reached at rpm and maintained through to rpm. Hyundai's drive mode select, in the automatic and dual-clutch models, allows drivers to choose between Normal, Eco and Sports operation.

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