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The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a more appealing entry level small car than the Mazda 3 or Toyota Corolla, but can the higher grades step up to the plate as well? Here are our first impressions on Australian roads
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LIST PRICE Fr $22,990
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 7.3L/100km
SEAT 5

Hyundai i30 N revealed - UPDATE: Oz launch delayed

UPDATE, August 15: Originally due sometime around November this year, the i30 N’s Australian launch is now delayed to 2018, currently expected for February or March. Hyundai has declined to offer details on the delay. July 13, 2017: The hotly anticipated 2018 Hyundai i30 N has officially been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch, due this coming November...

Hyundai i30 N TCR racer debuts at the Nurburgring

The upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30 N has spawned a racing version for the TCR international touring car championship, with the new track car displayed a the Nurburgring this week. Joining several other TCR versions of popular hatchbacks, such as the Honda Civic, Kia cee'd and Volkswagen Golf, the i30 N TCR is hoped to launch on the racing car market in time for the 2018 season...

Hyundai aiming for European domination by 2021

Clearly, it was a big day for Hyundai in Dusseldorf, Germany last Thursday, where it put on a double world premiere with the all-new i30 N Performance hatch, as well a brand-new model in the C-segment, the i30 Fastback...

Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...

Hyundai i30 Fastback revealed, N model likely for Oz - UPDATE

Not that it could have upstaged the new i30 N - yet - but the 2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback has been unveiled at the same event in Germany tonight. Spied testing in recent months with a heavy layer of camouflage, the Fastback's profile was nonetheless clear. Now, for the first time, we see the new i30 offshoot's tapered design in full...

2018 Hyundai i30 N tackles the mountain: Video

Hyundai has at last released official details and footage of the upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30 N's competition debut at the iconic Mount Panorama race track in Bathurst, New South Wales. As part of the new hot hatch's engineering development for Australia, the i30 N participated in the Nulon Hill Climb and Super Sprint events last month, with Hyundai WRC test driver, Brendan Reeves, behind the wheel...

Hyundai i30 debuts new Auto Link app

The recently-launched 2017 Hyundai i30 range has become the launch pad for the company's latest smartphone app, dubbed Hyundai Auto Link, which aims to help owners become smarter drivers. Hyundai Australia is the first arm of the Korean manufacturer to launch the Auto Link platform...

Hyundai i30 N completes Nürburgring 24 Hours

Hyundai's N sub-brand continues its strategy of doing the final-phase testing for the i30 N hot hatch in endurance racing conditions. The 200kW-plus i30 N with its electromechanical front diff makes its world premiere this September in Frankfurt, and will arrive in Australia during November...

Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019

When Hyundai’s all-new i30 N hot-hatch arrives here in December, it will be a six-speed manual transmission, exclusively. Hyundai is banking on a reasonable take up of the stick shift by enthusiast drivers before an auto option is available in around two years, according to Hyundai Australia Senior Manager Product Planning, Andrew Tuitahi...

Hyundai i30 N more track-focused than benchmark Golf GTI - UPDATE: sound bite added

When Korean car giant, Hyundai, officially launches the production version of its first-ever hot-hatch (i30 N) in December, even the entry-level version will get more power than the yet-to-be-launched Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 7.5. Hyundai will likely offer two versions of its i30 N performance hatch, both using the same 2...

2018 Hyundai i30 N spied nearing production

The new Hyundai i30 N hot hatch been spied alongside a BMW 8 Series prototype at a petrol station in Germany. This time around, as the car nears production, the prototype has headed out into the open without the front and rear coverings that adorned earlier evaluation vehicles...