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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 From $22,990
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 7.3L/100km
SEAT 5

Hyundai i30 Reviews

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.

2019 Hyundai i30 N-Line automatic review

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.

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review

Better looking, easier to live with and far more unique. What's not to like?

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Hyundai i30 Videos

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.

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review: Good looks, great driving!

What Hyundai has with the i30 N Fastback is a very, very unique offering. You need to spend far more money and step up into an Audi S3 or Mercedes-Benz CLA to get another small performance sedan. There is a very good chance, then, that the fastback will actually outsell the hatch, for we feel it presents a classier and more distinctive choice over what is a rather crowded hot hatch market...

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Hyundai i30 Comparisons

2019 Hyundai i30 Elite v Mazda 3 G20 Evolve v Toyota Corolla SX comparison

A showdown between Australia's three most popular small cars, each tested in mid-range form, priced at about $31K on the road.

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N v Skoda Octavia RS Sedan comparison

Hot hatches that are not hatches? Well, not quite – let's call a spade a spade here. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N and Skoda Octavia RS Sedan are, despite their official names, both hatchbacks. More obviously, though, both comfortably fit the definition of ‘hot’ more readily...

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

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Hyundai i30 News

2020 Hyundai i30 N ‘Sport’ spied

Photographers have snapped a very aggressive looking Hyundai i30 N prototype near the Nurburgring circuit in Germany, likely to be a new, more track-focused variant. The European-developed Korean hot hatch you see here is shrouded in heavy camouflage, but we can see the body kit appears to be a little beefier than the ‘standard’ model, and we can see the prototype is wearing the optional light alloy wheels available from Hyundai N’s accessories range...

Targa Tasmania 2019: Lotus scores first win, Hyundai causes major upset

The 2019 Targa Tasmania road rally has delivered a number of surprise results and a first-time winner. Veteran racer Paul Stokell finally won his first Targa Tasmania outright – also earning the first win for Lotus – while rally driver Brendan Reeves delivered an impressive debut result for the Hyundai i30N hot hatch, claiming 6th in the GT2 class and 15th outright ahead of more fancied machinery...

2018 Hyundai i30 recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled the 2018 i30 over concerns about its electric sunroof motor. According to the company, some batches of sunroof motors have had the incorrect software installed and mightn't have automatic safety stop. If someone puts their hand or arm in the path of the sunroof, the motor will keep closing the glass, putting people at risk of injury...

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new i30 Fastback N, which kicks off $1500 dearer than its hatchbacked sibling. Priced from $41,990 before on-road costs, the i30 Fastback N differs from the hatchback in obvious ways like the sedan-like liftback body, along with a new chassis and suspension tune that is a little softer – this setup will be carried over to the hatchback at some point in the future, too...

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Hyundai i30 Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR review

When I got my licence in 2016, my parents insisted that my first car had to be a Volkswagen Golf and nothing else. When asked why, they reasoned it was the best hatchback available in terms of quality, safety and brand value. "Come on Josh, the Golf is just so much more reputable and more complete than anything else...

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