The highly anticipated Korean Hyundai i30 N performance hatchback is set to arrive in South Africa as early as January 2020. Upgraded brakes and a limited-slip differential are true indicators that it’s ready for the track while claiming a speedy 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds.
Hyundai has wasted no time racking up awards in the new year, doing justice to their marketing slogan: “All taken care of.” Just a couple of months into 2018 and Hyundai already has 9 awards under its (already championship-)belt. Five of these have gone to the Hyundai i30 in its various guises (the i30, i30 N and i30 Fastback). We took a closer look at this award winning range in hopes of discovering its secret ingredient.
Despite the cold temperatures outside, things inside the 2017 Geneva Motor Show were most certainly heating up. Hyundai Motor, in a world first, unveiled not one, but two world premiere concept car models. The unprecedented big reveal has shown that Hyundai is once again setting the standard when it comes to innovating within the motor industry.
Germany, Nürburg – the great Nürburgring Nordschleife bears witness to the first hatchling of the new generation of Hyundai being put through its paces. The new i30 is the pride and joy of Hyundai and the cornerstone of a new line of cars with which they intend to conquer Europe. “You see and feel this
new spirit in the New Generation i30 – it is a proud statement,” says Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group.
When it comes to buying a new car, there are so many things that you want it to have: power, comfort, style, plenty of space for the kids and their stuff, and of course low running costs. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find a car that could be all of this and that was really affordable? Meet the Hyundai i30 – the car for all occasions.
South Africa is beautiful and has some of the most scenic roads you will ever drive. Sure there might be pot-holes and the price of fuel is getting insane, but road trips are still some of the best value adventures that you can have in South Africa.
In a word… VERY! How do we know this? Because Hyundai UK invited fifteen 4 – 5 year old kids from a school in Buckinghamshire to spend six hours “quality testing” the vehicle on their playing field.
The sporty 3-door Hyundai i30 created a lot of hype when it was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show recently. Now the Korean automaker has released promotional footage that shows the hot hatch up close and on the road.
The video reveals the subtle differences between the 5-door Hyundai i30 and its new 3-door sibling. It boasts similar light fittings and a recognisable hexagonal grille along with low integrated fog lamps, stronger contour lines, larger sloping doors and exclusive alloy wheels that all add to its dynamic presence.
Our only gripe with the 3-door Hyundai i30 hatch? At present, it’s only expected to reach European showroom floors. But hope springs eternal…
Watch how it takes to the city streets in Hyundai’s promotional video below.
The new Hyundai i30 SR has just been revealed down under at this year’s Sydney Motor Show. Though Hyundai refers to its hot hatch as a concept, it’s in fact more of a pre-production prototype as the automaker has already committed to take it into production next year.
The i30 SR is expected to boast about 20% more muscle as its regular 1.8L engine makes room for a new direct injection 2.0L engine that will deliver 130kW of power and 213Nm of torque.
Hyundai has also added some subtle style enhancements to boost the i30 SR’s sporty character. On the outside it features a new grille and bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights and front fog lights, a new rear diffuser and exclusive 17” alloy rims. On the inside you’ll find sports seats with a mix of leather and vinyl trim along with red fabric inserts.
Can we expect to see the i30 SR in our South African showrooms? According to Hyundai SA it all depends on whether the demand in bigger right-hand drive markets such as Australia and the UK is sufficient. Start crossing your fingers!