13 colours, three engines and three gearboxes lead the charge
Specifications and pricing for the 2017 Hyundai i30 are yet to be announced, but we can reveal more detail about the Australian specification due to launch locally in April this year.
A product presentation shown to Australian media today reveals a host of new details about the 2017 PD Hyundai i30, which replaces the very successful GD model that will begin runout in the coming months.
Local i30 variants will be offered with three engines. Kicking things off will be a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 121kW of power and consumes 7.3L/100km on the combined cycle. The engine will be available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
Another petrol engine with more pep in its step is the Gamma 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 150kW of power and consumes 7.8L/100km on the combined cycle. It's available with a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It'll be called the SR.
The final cab off the rank is a diesel engine, which is a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 100kW of power and consumes just 4.4L/100km on the combined cycle. It's available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Four metallic colours and nine non-metallic colours will be offered ranging from a flat white through to a sunburnt orange and a light copper colour. The exterior colours can be matched with three interior trims – a grey two-tone colour, a beige two-tone colour and a black one-tone colour.
Safety features include the availability of things like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane keeping assistant, radar cruise control, high beam assistant, speed assistant, attention assistant and blind-spot monitoring.
In comparison to the Volkswagen Golf 7, the i30 is longer by 85mm, narrower by 5mm, higher by 3mm and comes with a 13mm longer wheelbase. It also trumps the Golf on cargo capacity, measuring in at 395 litres, some 15 litres more than the Golf.
It was also revealed today that the introduction of i30 in April will be followed by the launch of Hyundai's first proper hot hatch, the i30 N in late 2017 in Australia.
Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, it's expected to be offered in two variants – a standard i30 N, which produces 184kW of power and a track oriented performance version that pumps out 205kW of power.
The track oriented version will come with an electronically-controlled mechanical limited slip differential and both will launch as a six-speed manual before an eight-speed wet dual clutch automatic joins the range in late 2018.
This week CarAdvice is driving the all-new Hyundai i30 in South Korea. Check back on February 24th for the full review and drive impressions.