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  • Robin Graves

    What engine is under the bonnet? Maybe its one of the ‘R’ series 2.0lt or 2.2lt, that would be worthy of the sport badge, even without alloy pedals!

    • DG

      Doubt they would bring a performance engine as the price would go well above the $30K mark……

      • Enzo

        Good point

    • Whitbomb07

      Put a 2.0/2.2 R in this? Where can I get one? I’m sold!

      390ish or 436Nm torque! That’d blow most if not all cars in the segment!

      Please Hyundai make it a real ‘Sport’ and not a wannabe that will only draw criticism for being a ho hum effort to try and lure some boy racers………

  • http://Caradvice.com.au Baddass

    I think it is fair to say that Hyundai owned this year’s Frankfurt!

    • Andrew M

      Well if Hyundai “owned it”, Then Im guessing no one else showed up or they had something heaps better than this i30 with bob jane aftermarket wheels

      • crouchy

        They had a million different things Andrew. Where have you been???

        • Andrew M

          Obviously not in Frankfurt otherwise I wouldnt have clearly made an assumption.
          Feel free to enlighten me……….
          I just find it hard to believe that their “A game” vehicles could out shine other manufacturers “A Game” vehicles

  • Robin Graves

    Looks like this is a Czech-build i30. They are now being delivered with the ‘U2′ engine (94kW 260Nm) with next-gen Bosch Common Rail system and 6 speed manual across the board. Not sure about Korean built cars tho.

  • Fasthonda

    I doubt this “sport” version has any engine upgrade,it starts to run out of “puff” at approximately 4,800rpm.Although,it does have the customary “sport” items like the cosmetic touches e.g special paint,exhausts and alloy wheels etc.

    • crouchy

      Could even qualify as a Toyota ‘edge’ special edition!!!

    • Whitbomb07

      Fasthonda you are a twit if you think that you need to rev this engine to 4800……….

      Either that or you just don’t have a clue about diesel engines/You’ve spent to long in your Civic Type R and think revving the @#$% off an engine is the only way a car can be made to go………

  • Anf

    A sport badge…..combined with some extra engine torque means you end up in court

  • Brian Paterson

    This is the stock European Sport Pack with different wheels and an integrated sat nav.
    I know of at least four owners with this body kit (myself being one).
    The kit is by MS Design and comes with the spoilers, front and rear diffusers and “cough” the dual exhausts are purely cosmetic – they are not actually connected to the system. One owner I know of has fitted a proper dual system to his i30 Sport.
    I suspect that the engine is standard as the i30 Sport has been available in Europe since launch and none of ours have uprated engines or suspension, just the cosmetic changes.

    Don’t let that put you off though – it’s still a great car!

  • Chery

    Car Advice, can we have a pic of the front please?

Hyundai i30 Specs

Car Details
Make
HYUNDAI
Model
i30
Variant
SX
Series
FD
Year
2007
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
186Nm @  4600rpm
Max. Power
105kW @  6000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
76.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
82x93.5mm
Compression Ratio
10.1
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
4 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
4.121
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
53
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.6L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1377
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1480mm
Length
4245mm
Width
1775mm
Ground Clearance
150mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1200  Unbrake:500
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.3
Front Rim Size
5.5x15
Rear Rim Size
5.5x15
Front Tyres
195/65 R15
Rear Tyres
195/65 R15
Wheel Base
2650
Front Track
1546
Rear Track
1544
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Control & Handling
Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Driver
Power Steering
Entertainment
Radio CD with 4 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Safety
Safety Pack
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
60 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-Q-15
Country of Origin
KOREA