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2020 Hyundai i30 Elite review

Is the Hyundai i30 one of the best small cars out there?

Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

“Is this anybody’s first time on a racetrack?” Hyundai N Technician Geoff Fear asks from atop the pit wall of Wakefield Park Raceway. It’s a question I’ve only ever seen inspire sheepishness in participants of track days before, yet when a third of the crowd of 128 drivers gathered in front of Fear shoot a hand towards the sky, they do it with glee...

Hyundai i30N Fastback: Targa Tasmania test drive

In the right hands the Hyundai i30N hot hatch is capable of outpacing Porsches, BMWs, Audis and other exotic supercars. Unfortunately, I don’t have those hands.  Which is why although I’m behind the wheel of a Hyundai i30N Fastback, I’m not about to set any records. My main focus is keeping on Terra Firma while trying to extract as much enjoyment as possible from Hyundai’s entree into the hot hatch class...

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review

It's not a hatch, but then it is. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N is in a segment all of its own as a five-door liftback version of the hard-charging i30 N, but it won't be everyone's cup of tea.

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Hyundai i30 Videos

Video review: 2020 Hyundai i30 Elite

Today, we’re drilling down on what we think is the pick of the bunch – the 2020 Hyundai i30 Elite. Priced from $28,040 before on-roads, it sits squarely in the middle of the six-variant range. For context, the next-step-up models are the Premium and the N Line pair.

2019 Hyundai I30 Fastback N: Targa Tasmania!

Joshua Dowling is behind the wheel on closed roads in Hyundai's latest hot hatch at Targa Tasmania.

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

REVIEW: 2019 Hyundai i30 N-Line auto

Like the look of the Hyundai i30 N, but can't get the prospect of a manual hot-hatch through your other half? Hyundai has the perfect compromise. Paul Maric goes for a spin.

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Hyundai i30 Comparisons

2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo v i30 N-Line comparison

So, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo is an i30 N-Line in pricey fancy dress? We presumed so... And we were wrong.

2020 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Peugeot 308 GT

For keen drivers who want a full-sized small car but can’t stretch to a full-tilt hot hatch, Hyundai and Peugeot offer ‘warm’ hatches for less than $40,000. We find out whether the i30 N Line Premium or 308 GT is the pick.

2020 Honda Civic Type R v Hyundai i30 Fastback N comparison

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N is a striking proposition. While the hatch lines up squarely against a raft of familiar hot hatch luminaries such as the Golf GTI and Megane RS, its longer and slinkier sibling is harder to pigeonhole. We’ve already pitched it against a fellow outsider in the form of Skoda’s criminally under-appreciated Octavia RS...

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Hyundai i30 News

Hyundai i30 N performance sedan: is this how it will look?

Hyundai's i30 N sedan has been imagined in the above computer illustration by NY Mammoth, posted on The Korean Car Blog. Although the model is yet to be formally confirmed – despite spy photos of development vehicles – the Hyundai Elantra N, as it's known overseas, is expected to arrive in Australia in 2021 as the sedan variant of the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch...

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N-Line revealed, Australian debut due this year

If you found the new 2021 i30 Sedan (the renamed 2021 Hyundai Elantra) a polarising proposition, how about this: the i30 Sedan N-Line. Although it's still to be given a proper unveiling with all angles and key details, these renderings offer the first official look at the model other regions will know as the Elantra N-Line...

2021 Hyundai i30N due early next year: more power, sharper look

Hyundai is putting the finishing touches on the updated i30N, testing in the German summer at the Nurburgring race circuit ahead of a likely showroom arrival in Australia early next year. As has been reported, the update to Hyundai’s first ever hot hatch will coincide with the arrival of the current model’s midlife facelift...

Hyundai i30 and Elantra recalled for fire risk, nearly 90,000 cars included

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 87,499 of its 2007-2011 model-year i30 hatchback (shown above) and 2006-2011 Elantra small sedan (shown below) due to a defective circuit board that may increase risk of fire, with two known fires reported on Australian i30 cars...

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Hyundai i30 Owner Reviews

2010 Hyundai i30 CW SX 2.0 review

A well-thought-out vehicle. It was originally purchased to fit three child seats across the back. It has a wide body and has the same specs internally to the ix35. Used as a tow vehicle for holidays, it has towed a loaded 7x4 trailer with no problems. Don't be afraid to give it throttle and use the revs. The engine doesn't use much more fuel...

2018 Hyundai i30 SR (sunroof) review

After a four-month-long search, and basically test driving all the cars in this segment, I decided to put the money down on the i30 SR. It just ticked all the boxes for me: fun to drive, comfortable, affordable, latest tech and reliable. For the past year it has proven to be a joyous experience without any complaints, which is rare for me...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR review

Back in 1999, my first brand new car purchase during my university days was a 3-door Hyundai Excel ‘Sport’. Even with much ridicule from friends about buying a Korean ‘girls car’, the purchase was solid...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

I have owned my manual 2015 Hyundai i30 hatch petrol for about two years and ten months (as I write this review), having purchased this car because I needed to upgrade from my 1999 Toyota Corolla (due to higher servicing costs as the vehicle aged). I am very happy with my Hyundai so far. I use my car as an everyday car for my everyday needs, such as driving to work, shops, gym, visiting family and friends, etc...

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