On the back of the updated i30 hatch, Hyundai has announced the new i30 Sedan – here to replace the outgoing Elantra.
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  • 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan arrives to replace Elantra
  • Four variants available with two engines, auto and manual options
  • Plenty of safety and tech for the segment
  • Priced between $24,790 plus on-road costs and $37,290 plus on-road costs

The 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan has arrived, offering safety and performance options to small sedan buyers.

Replacing the Elantra, the new i30 Sedan is available in four variants: Active, Elite, N Line, and N Line Premium. Unlike its hatch sibling, the new Hyundai sedan misses out on a basic i30 (no badge) version.

A 2.0-litre non-turbo petrol four-cylinder engine with 117kW/191Nm is available in both the Active and Elite, with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions available in the Active – though the Elite is only offered with the auto.

Those needing extra performance can get the 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder in the i30 Sedan N Line and N Line Premium, putting out 150kW/265Nm.

While both are available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, only the N Line gets the option of a six-speed manual.

To help harness the extra power, N Line variants gain 305mm ventilated front brake rotors (280mm on Active and Elite).

Pricing for the new Hyundai i30 Sedan starts at $24,790 before on-road costs for the Active with a manual gearbox, topping out at $37,290 plus on-road costs for an automatic N Line Premium. See the bottom of this story for the full price list.

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As with the hatch, the i30 Sedan gets Hyundai's SmartSense safety package, including forward collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, and lane following assist.

All automatic models are programmed with smart cruise control with semi-autonomous stop and go, while Elite and automatic N Line variants get blind-spot collision-avoidance assist and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist.

Those who choose a manual transmission for their N Line just get a blind-spot collision warning and rear cross-traffic collision warning.

Elite and N Line variants also gain parking collision-avoidance assist and safe exit warning.

Inside, and all i30 Sedan models are trimmed in leather, with black for Active, black/grey for Elite, and black sports leather for N Line vehicles. The N Line Premium adds heated and ventilated front seats, with the driver's seat offering power adjustment.

Active and N Line models are fitted with an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and Bluetooth/USB connection.

Buyers of the Elite and N Line Premium get to enjoy a 10.25-inch high-definition infotainment screen, which additionally allows multiple Bluetooth devices to connect, and is connected to a Bose Premium Sound System. A 10.25-inch high-resolution digital instrument cluster sits ahead of the driver on these variants.

Curiously, i30 Sedan Elite and N Line Premium buyers get a Bose premium sound system, while the Elite and N Line modles of the i30 hatch get a premium sound system from Infinity.

Wireless smartphone charging is standard across the range, but only Elite and N Line variants get a smart key with push button start, remote start, hands-free boot opening.

Seven colours are available on the i30 Sedan: Polar White, Phantom Black, Fluidic Metal, Amazon Grey, Intense Blue, Fiery Red, and finally Lava Orange, which is exclusive to N Line vehicles. Elite and Active models are fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, while N Line models get 18-inch alloy wheels.

The 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan is available to order now.

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan Australian pricing

  • i30 Active manual – $24,790
  • i30 Active automatic – $26,790
  • i30 Elite automatic – $30,790
  • i30 N Line manual – $30,290
  • i30 N Line automatic – $32,290
  • i30 N Line Premium automatic – $37,290

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.