Hyundai, in its ongoing pursuit to build on its offering in the mid and compact hatchback segment, launched the new turbocharged and the new facelifted i30, at the 85th Geneva Motor Show today. The turbocharged i30, as a top of the range model, will be available both in three and five door versions. The facelifted car gets minor styling tweaks, a new transmission option and improved economy.
The i30 now features dual exhaust, retuned suspension along with an option of 18-inch alloys. The car has also features super bright bi-xenon headlamps with daytime running lights (DRL), heated leather seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and a smart key with engine start button. On the inside, the Turbocharged i30 now offers sports front seats, black headlining and a revised and neat instrument cluster.
The car is now available in a total of nine engine options now including the already existing choices, however, the Turbocharged i30 gets its own 4 cylinder, 1.6L engine capable of 186bhp and 265 Nm. The turbo can go from 0-100 kmph in 8 seconds and has a top speed of 219kmph. Hyundai promises the newer 7-speed automatic clutch box will offer greater fuel efficiency while simultaneously increasing acceleration.
The i30 is scheduled to go on sale in the European markets this month and it certainly looks like a compelling proposition for a family looking for a new SUV. The i30 range options start from £15,195 for the basic to £24,695 for the turbocharged 5 door version.