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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

2018 Hyundai i30 Go review

It might be the entry point into Hyundai's top-selling hatch model, but rest assured you're still getting plenty of kit for your money.

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

Our long-term 2018 Hyundai i30 SR is one very well-loved hatch amongst the CarAdvice team. For a lot of us, we have a long commute to work, so a car that is comfortable on the daily grind is important. That it's reasonably quick certainly doesn't hurt, either... The Hyundai's interior is a decent step up from its predecessor...

30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO

The 2018 Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque's highly anticipated foray in the global hot hatchback arena, has finally lobbed into Oz. So what do you want to know about it? Well, we went to our Facebook page just prior to the local launch and we asked you. In return, you bombarded us with an avalanche of mostly excellent questions...

2018 Hyundai i30 N review

“Hey, Tony. The i30 N. Mate, you were bang on,” I blurt out in Anthony Crawford’s direction, moments after my return from the upstart hot hatch’s local launch.

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Hyundai i30 Videos

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

2018 Hyundai i30 N v VW Golf GTI Original 3-door: Full comparison

We've put the new Hyundai i30 N up against the Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door, but how does it go against this more affordable three-door option? Let's find out.

2018 Hyundai i30 N: Your questions answered!

We went to our Facebook page just prior to the local launch of the i30 N and we asked you what you wanted to know about the new hot hatch. In return, you bombarded us with an avalanche of mostly excellent questions. So we loaded 30 of your best and boldest questions into our Little Book of N and, thus armed, we hit the road and track for two days, and talked to some of the experts behind the pale blue pint-sized rocketship, in our course of i30 N discovery...

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Hyundai i30 Comparisons

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...

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Hyundai i30 News

CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 

We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Andrew Beecher, Alborz Fallah, Tony Crawford, Mike Stevens, Scott Collie and James Wong. In car news, the BMW Concept iX3 and 2019 Lexus ES has been revealed, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan and Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury has been unveiled...

Hyundai's i30 N is a proper hot hatch, and a Golf GTI beater

Dethroning a king is never easy. Historically, even knifing a king in the back is a dangerous business, let alone removing one as publicly as we have done this week. You’ll see, through our comprehensive comparisons, Hyundai's i30 N has ended the Volkswagen Golf GTI's reign as the quintessential hot hatch...

2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spotted again this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring in Germany. For the first time the four-door i30 has dropped the heavy black sheeting and false body panels concealing most of its design details, giving us a closer peek at the final look – despite the black-and-white wrap...

2018 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs

Local details for the upgraded 2018 Hyundai i30 range have been announced this week, bringing wider availability of the company's active safety technologies, and the option of petrol power for Elite and Premium models. Key changes include a set of new models in the form of the petrol-powered Elite and Premium – starting at $27,790 and $32,790 before on-road costs respectively...

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Hyundai i30 Owner Reviews

2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium review

Let me just start this owner’s review with the disclaimer that value and practicality have, throughout the course of my life, made their way to the top of my priority list. When the time came to hand over my VW Up, I was adding performance to the list for the first time...

2014 Hyundai i30 SR review

I purchased my Hyundai i30 SR in 2014, having compared it against a number of other cars in the warm-hatch class. I made my purchasing decision based (in no particular order) on features, performance, ride, value for money, reliability and time for delivery. Almost two and a half years on, I can say that I am happy with my purchase...

2017 Hyundai i30 Premium 1.6 CRDi review

It’s not every day we get to buy a new car. And your first-ever brand-new car is important, not just because you’ve made that massive decision to buy a new car, but it has to be the right one. It makes a statement: of all the cars I could have picked, I chose this one. I bought my very first new car just last Friday...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

Fuel economy in urban areas is disappointing, and it is always more than 10 litres per 100km. However other features far outweigh the disappointment of the real world economy not matching the numbers on the windscreen decal. For comparison, our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5, returns around 8.0-Litres per 100Kms for urban driving...

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