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2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch

2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch

When it comes to value for money, the 2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch has to be on your hot list of hatchbacks, particularly if you are needing to buy a current, modern hatchback with a decent engine, good road dynamics, and all the right technology to make your commute the best.  It looks pretty good in the metal, arguably the best-looking 2022 small hatchback you can buy.

A few of the new design tweaks Hyundai has introduced for the 2022 i30 Hatchback are tasteful, probably the standout being the whole new front bumper design with a masterpiece grille that would look good in any modern art exhibit.  The air vents in the lower corners of the front bumper are specially designed to pump airflow over the front wheels.  LED headlights are standard across all of the new i30 models and they look even sleeker this time round.  The different rear bumper arrangement and LED taillights are noticeably tweaked as well, and the roof spoiler is sweetly integrated into the roof line.  You have a range of alloy wheel designs that you can choose from, all looking attractive when set against the classy i30 body shape.  So, yes, the end result for the new Hyundai i30 Hatch design is a class act.

Slipping inside the driver’s seat, you’ll notice the familiar user-friendly dash design that the Hyundai i30 brings to this class of car.  Some new air vent designs, a massive new 10-inch touchscreen display (all models get this, except for the entry-level car), a digital driver’s display, and new seat upholstery choices with a fabric and leatherette combination are some of the features you’ll enjoy.  Soft touch materials about the cabin make the environment a pleasant place to spend time.  The seats are comfortable, and it’s easy to find a decent driving position whatever your colour, shape, gender, hair colour, dimension, or race happens to be.

2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch

The touchscreen has all the best apps available, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are there, though you can also connect this to your phone and the two can will talk seamlessly with other.  Ease of use for the touchscreen tech is exceptionally good – up there with the best in the class – and the clarity and style of the pics and fonts are of a premium standard.  Connections for phone and other devices are present throughout the cabin, as are plenty of handy storage spaces.

Hyundai has remained in tune with ergonomic and functionality in their dash designs, and, though perhaps a little bland in their design, they have very rightly kept the climate control and fan controls separate from the touchscreen and in the lower centre-dash position, boasting their very own button and switch board.  This means you don’t have to faff about trying to work out the right settings inside the touchscreen menu while on the move because the practical buttons and knobs are right there at your fingertips.  Good on you Hyundai!  A Heads-Up display and satellite navigation are standard on all models.

Back seat comfort is good for all shapes and sizes, the boot also holds a good serving of suitcases, bags, and groceries.  The back seats can be split-folded or laid down flat for more luggage space.  With the back seat up and in place, you have 395 litres to fill (15 litres more than a 2022 VW Golf Hatch and 34 litres more than in a 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatch).

2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch

Hop in to drive away, and the latest Hyundai i30 Hatch defaults on start-up to the Econ mode.  You are getting 48 Volt mild-hybrid technology with the each new i30 Hatch, and the little electric motor combines sweetly with the 91 Octane petrol motor to help you when you start up, pull away, sit at traffic lights, and generally spend time faffing about in town, all to aid saving fuel.  Six-speed manuals and six-speed autos are your options for go power.  N Line versions get the quick 1.6 Turbo (150 kW) motor, while others settle for the 2.0-litre (120 kW) alternative, which is willing, refined, and reliable.  Economy for either engine should return, on average, well under 8 litres/100 km – obviously better than this if you don’t drive your nuts off.

Driving about town, and the 2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch rides the rough roads very comfortably with a soft ride – top marks here for Hyundai.  On the faster roads out of town, the Hyundai remains very composed, rides nicely, grips well in the corners and has sweet, direct steering.  You can coast along at the legal limit very easily indeed, with a relaxed feel and a relatively quiet ride.  There is enough power to pull passed slower traffic with ease – job done then!  Automatic cruise control indeed makes life safe and sweet.

This is a good car and I reckon you’d be hard pushed to find a better vehicle of its type for the same money, equipment, and practicality.  Oh, and its five-star safe, has a five year warranty, and comes with five years of roadside assistance.

2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch

The 2022 Hyundai i30 Hatch models include:

  • Hyundai i30 Base Model
  • Hyundai i30 Active
  • Hyundai i30 N Line
  • Hyundai i30 Elite
  • Hyundai i30 N Line Premium
  • Hyundai i30 N
  • Hyundai i30 N Premium

For any more information on the new Hyundai i30 Hatch 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!