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Hyundai i30cw

Model Update

Moving along nicely, Hyundai is bringing plenty of flavour to the table. Hyundai’s elegant designs are coupled with willing engines, good fuel economy and first class safety that gives a fresh taste to a wide spectrum of automobile classes. Enjoyable to drive is the 2010 Hyundai i30CW. This is the wagon version of the medium sized Hyundai i30, and there is a lot to like about it.

The MacPherson strut front suspension and the multi-link rear suspension are tuned to provide a sporty quality to the driving experience. Road grip and handling are very good, while the ability of the chassis to soak up harsh bumps in the road ahead is excellent. Responsive acceleration from a twin cam, 16-valve, 2.0 litre, petrol engine ensures that the trip to work can be made fun. Thinking diesel? Then the Hyundai i30 CW 1.6 CRDi is outstanding.

Inside the latest Hyundai i30Cw there is plenty of style. Charcoal coloured, woven cloth seats sets a classy standard in the SX and SLX models. Move to the Sportwagon Hyundai i30CW and leather is the flavour of the moment. Blue lighting for the instrument cluster, USB and MP3 compatibility, up to six speakers for the hot sound system, electric windows, five star safety, cruise control and loads of handy storage space are the rule right across the entire 2010 i30CW range.

Score yourself an i30CW deal, and you will have an awesome five year warranty thrown in for free – something that all Hyundai new-car owners are crowing about.

March 2009 sees the Australian debut of the Hyundai i30cw, the latest addition to the growing line-up of popular city cars from this vibrant manufacturer. The Hyundai i30cw is a bigger, tougher version of the very popular and award-winning i30, and is likely to increase the appeal and presence of Hyundai even further.

So what is the Hyundai i30cw? And what does the cw bit in the name stand for? CW is short for “crossover wagon”. And that gives you an indication of what the Hyundai i30cw is: it’s a station wagon (but not quite an SUV – it doesn’t have 4WD or AWD) with a decentish bit of ground clearance and plenty of space. This is the Hyundai for the family with teenagers and gear to cart around – it’s no tiny little dinky-wee hairdresser’s car. The looks are modelled on the original i30 hatch, but expanded and extended to fit the longer lines of the station wagon – the Hyundai i30cw is 230mm longer and 40 mm taller than the original. It doesn’t look “stretched” like some wagon variants of hatches do – the Hyundai i30cw looks in proportion and well-balanced all round.

You’ve got two engine choices with the Hyundai i30cw, with the pick of the bunch being the 1.6 CRDi litre diesel engine – at least in this writer’s opinion. You may prefer the 2.0 litre petrol variant. The top torque output of the diesel unit is 255 Nm (in the 1900–2750 rev range), with the maximum power output being 85 kW(4000 revs). The petrol has less torque than the diesel, as often happens (186 Nm at 4500 revs), but makes up for this with power – 105 kW at 6000 revs. Just to give you a bit more to choose from, both engine variants of the Hyundai i30cw come with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. The automatic transmission features Hyundai’s special Hyundai Intelligent Vehicle electronic control, which has a lockup torque converter and overdrive lockout, and adapts to your driving style. The ride is pretty comfortable, thanks to the 4-wheel independent suspension

If your choice of engine is dictated by a vehicle’s scrimping ability rather than its sprinting ability, the 1.6 CRDi engine plus manual takes first place in the Hyundai i30cw lineup, getting an average economy of 4.9 litres per 100 km (combined) or 5.9 l/100 km urban driving. The others don’t stack up too badly, either: CRDi auto, 6.0 l/100km combined; 2.0 litre petrol manual, 7.3 l/100 km combined; 2.0 petrol auto, 7.7 l/100 km. If emissions and the environment are the deciding factor for you, then it’s the 1.6 CRDi manual that wins again, with 128 g/km of CO2 (diesel auto = 159 g/km; petrol manual = 174g/km; petrol auto = 183 g/km).

The Hyundai i30cw comes in three models, just to give you even more choice. Most everyday folk who are after a good, practical vehicle to cart the needs of a growing family around will probably go for the entry level SX and SLX, but there will be plenty of others who prefer to take it up a level or two with the Sportswagon. The Hyundai i30cw Sportswagon has those little extra luxuries like leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel (the SLX has the leather-wrapped steering wheel but has cloth trim), an in-dash 6-CD stacker, high output amplified speakers (the Sportswagon and SLX have 6 speaker sound systems; the SX has four speakers) and steering-wheel mounted audio controls All three variants have roof rails – just the thing if you have the interior filled with people and dogs, and you need somewhere to strap the surfboards. All three also have a sound system capable of taking MP3s, WMAs and CDs, and which has an input jack for your iPod. And all three, even the entry-level SX, have air conditioning with a pollen filter, while the SLX and Sportswagon Hyundai i30cw variants have automatic climate control as well.

Entry level does not mean a compromise in safety. When it comes to active safety features, the only one that the Sportswagon has that the SX and SLX Hyundai i30cw don’t is the auto-dusk sensing headlights. Every model has the ESP with Traction Control, the ABS brakes with EBD and Brake Assist. On the passive safety front, all Hyundai i30cw models have front passenger and driver airbags, anti-submarining seats, side impact beams, height adjustable pretensioned seatbelts with load limiters in the front seats, and impact-absorbing bumpers. The SLX and Sportswagon also have side and curtain airbags, and these are available as an optional package for the SX.

If you’ve always wanted to get the award-winning Hyundai i30 but were put off by the size of the small hatchback, the bigger Hyundai i30cw is definitely the car for you. Book your test drive today.

The current model series includes the:

  • Hyundai i30cw SX
  • Hyundai i30cw SX CRDi
  • Hyundai i30cw SLX
  • Hyundai i30cw SLX CRDi
  • Hyundai i30cw Sportwagon

For anymore information on the Hyundai i30cw, 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!

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