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2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan

The likable 2021 Hyundai i30 sedan is updated and ready for the Australian new-car buyer who is on the lookout for a sedan that has plenty of features for the price, is functional and safe.  This little car’s predecessors have grabbed a decent hold on the small car market segment, and while it doesn’t sell as many units as the Corolla, it came a close second in 2020.  That places it well ahead of the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, and streaks ahead of anything with a European badge.  So what is the draw card to the i30?  Let’s take a look.

First of all, the small Hyundai Sedan looks really good.  The latest design is very fluid, and it incorporates a nice blend of sharp, arrow-like lines around the car’s face, bonnet and air flow channels.  Up front is a large, latticed grille that makes a statement on arrival.  It’s not overly gregarious or unpleasant but modish and rather suave.  The smarter new look also makes use of LED headlights, which are standard on all but the entry-level cars.  Head around to the back of the car, and apart from the LED taillights on all but the cheapest versions and the tweaked bumper design, the back-end is fairly similar to the model it replaces.  Up against some of its rivals, the exterior is interesting and unique; much less bland than, perhaps, a Focus or a Golf.

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan

Slip into the new Hyundai i30 sedan’s seats, and you’ll find an excellent, spacious interior that can cope with tall adults well both in the front and rear.  Finding a comfy driving position is a breeze in the Hyundai i30 thanks to fantastic seat and steering wheel adjustment.  The Hyundai i30 won’t be left wanting for headroom, while a decent amount of legroom makes it pretty comfortable all-round.  The rear doors open wide to allow easy access into the seat space, so, if you have a child seat to fit, things are pretty hassle free for getting it sorted.  Once a child’s seat is positioned in place, there is so much room that you won’t have to sacrifice comfort in the front seats by moving them forward.

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan

You can also cram a good level of gear into the boot.  Boot space is on a par with the segment’s average, though the real class leader for space and practicality is the Skoda Octavia, which has up to 600 litres available.  Hyunda’s new i30 sedan offers 395 litres in the boot behind the rear seats.  The seats are split-folding and, when they are flipped flat, the area can grow to 1301 litres.

The interior of the Hyundai i30 has had a bit of a refresh too, with the introduction of a new 10-inch infotainment system, a part-digital instrument display, and the option of grey trim.  The quality is pretty decent, with some good use of quality soft-touch materials evident on the fascia and door panelling.  You quickly get the feeling that the i30 is a robust and well-made car.

Two engines are offered for the 2021 Hyundai i30 sedans, which include the i30 Active, i30 Elite, i30 N Line and i30 N Line Premium.  Basically, the Active and Elite use a 2.0-litre, 117 kW 91ULP engine with four-cylinder mechanics.  Torque peaks at 191 Nm, which is a useful amount for a small sedan, and you’ll find that you should be able to get less than 8 litres/100 km quite regularly.  The other 91ULP engine is smaller in capacity, but with turbocharging the smaller 1.5-litre engine puts out 150 kW and 265 Nm.  These are sharp figures, making the N Line versions feel pretty swift from A-to-B.  On all facets of the game the smaller engine has loads more get-up and go than the more relaxed 2.0-litre motor, and the fuel consumption will only be slightly heftier than the bigger motor.  Both engines also use 48 V mild-hybrid technology.

The Hyundai i30 sedan is easy to drive, and around town the i30 is pretty capable.  The Light steering and good tight turning circles make manoeuvring in and about town easy.  The ride quality is good and the suspension comfortably soaks up bumps in the road.  Take it beyond the big smoke, and the little i30 sedan feels decent on the road at motorway speeds.  On twistier roads, the i30 is well planted and balanced.

Up against the Volkswagen Golf, the Ford Focus, the Toyota Corolla, the Kia Cerato and the Mazda 3, the little i30 makes a great display of how a small sedan should be.  You can get yourself into an Active i30 sedan for less than $30k, while the top of the range Premium can be had new for around the $42k mark.  This sets it up as one of the more reasonably priced small sedans with excellent safety, decent occupant comfort, great tech features and a good ride.

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan

The 2021 Hyundai i30 sedans include the:

  • i30 Active
  • i30 Elite
  • i30 N Line
  • i30 N Line Premium

For any more information on the new Hyundai i30 sedan or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Hyundai dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!