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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the New Generation i30

  • New Generation i30 prices start from £16,995
  • Introducing the new 1.4 T-GDi 140PS engine with 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT transmission
  • 3 cylinder 1.0 T-GDi joins the i30 range for the first time
  • New Generation i30 hatchback the first in a family of models
Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the New Generation i30, which will go on sale in the UK on 1st March.
New Generation i30 offers a high level of standard safety equipment, with Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Hill Start Assist Control featuring on all models. 
Standard technology and connectivity equipment also feature with all New Generation i30’s benefitting from DAB and Bluetooth regardless of trim level.

Prices will start from £16,995 for the i30 S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual, which offers 15” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, DAB radio with USB and aux connections, Bluetooth with steering wheel controls, electric front and rear windows and driver seat height adjustment.
From £18,695, the i30 SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS Manual builds on S trim level by offering customers additional equipment including 16” alloy wheels, front fog lamps, DAB radio with 5” LCD touchscreen, rear parking assist system, rear view camera and leather steering wheel. SE specification is also available with a 1.6 CRDi 110PS, with 6 speed manual transmission.
Moving further up the range, the i30 SE Nav 1.0 T-GDi 120PS Manual at £19,645 continues with SE specification and adds additional enhancements to technology and connectivity, with integrated satellite navigation with 8” LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth with voice recognition and wireless phone charging*. As a £1000 customer option, SE Nav specification is available with the Visibility Pack, which comprises dual LED headlights, 17” alloy wheels and dual zone climate control.
SE Nav specification is also the first trim level to introduce the new 1.4 T-GDi 140PS engine, available with a 6 speed manual, or 7 speed DCT transmission, whilst the 1.6 CRDi 110PS engine, available with either a 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT transmission, is an additional customer option.
Raising the specification further, Premium starts at £22,195 for the 1.4 T-GDi 140PS Manual. Premium trim includes 17” alloy wheels with uprated Michelin tyres, dual zone climate control, electronic parking brake with auto hold function, privacy glass and heated front seats with artificial leather/cloth seat facings. Drivers also benefit from an electrically adjustable seat, a supervision instrument cluster with 4.2” display and driver assistance systems including front and rear parking assist system and blind spot detection system with rear cross traffic alert and LED front headlights and rear combination lights. At Premium trim level, the 1.4 T-GDi with a 7 speed DCT transmission and a 1.6 CRDi 110PS engine with either a 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT transmission are also available.
The top of the range Premium SE enters the range at £23,495 for the 1.4 T-GDi 140PS Manual, adding panoramic sunroof, leather seat facings and a heated steering wheel to the Premium specification. Premium SE is also available with the 6 speed manual, 7 speed DCT transmission, with either the 1.4 T-GDi 140PS or 1.6 CRDi 110PS.
New Generation i30 is available in a choice of 11 colours, with a new colour Engine Red joining Polar White as solid finish, no cost options. Stargazing Blue, Demitasse Brown, Intense Copper, Fiery Red, Platinum Silver, Micron Gray, Phantom Black, Ara Blue and White Sand are all metallic or pearl paint finishes, a £585 option.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said “The i30 has played a significant part in Hyundai’s transformation over the past decade; with over 117,000 i30’s sold in the UK since the first generation was launched in 2007. The second generation i30 achieved nearly 70,000 sales and we have solid expectations for the New Generation i30. The original i30 was the model that sowed the seeds of our growth and we are confident that the New Generation i30 will again bring new customers into the brand with its great looks, technology and confident dynamic abilities.”
All New Generation i30 models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 5 Year Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.
New Generation i30 Pricing
ModelFuel TypeCO2Emissions (g/km)VED BandRecommended On The Road PriceP11D ValueBIK %
S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 5DR - ManualPetrol115C£16,995.00£16,940.0020%
SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 5DR - ManualPetrol115C£18,695.00£18,640.0020%
SE 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - ManualDiesel99A£19,695.00£19,640.0019%
SE Nav 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 5DR - ManualPetrol115C£19,645.00£19,590.0020%
SE Nav 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 5DR - ManualPetrol124D£20,395.00£20,340.0021%
SE Nav 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - ManualDiesel99A£20,645.00£20,590.0019%
SE Nav 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 5DR - DCTPetrol125D£21,395.00£21,340.0022%
SE Nav 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - DCTDiesel109B£21,645.00£21,590.0021%
Premium 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 5DR - ManualPetrol124D£22,195.00£22,140.0021%
Premium 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - ManualDiesel99A£22,445.00£22,390.0019%
Premium 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 5DR - DCTPetrol125D£23,195.00£23,140.0022%
Premium 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - DCTDiesel109B£23,445.00£23,390.0021%
Premium SE 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 5DR - ManualPetrol124D£23,495.00£23,440.0021%
Premium SE 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - ManualDiesel99A£23,745.00£23,690.0019%
Premium SE 1.4 T-GDi 140PS 5DR - DCTPetrol125D£24,495.00£24,440.0022%
Premium SE 1.6 CRDi 110PS 5DR - DCTDiesel109B£24,745.00£24,690.0021%
Optional Extra
Metallic / Pearl Paint£585
Visibility Pack (SE Nav models only) including:£1,000
- Dual LED Headlights
- 17" Alloy Wheels
- Dual Auto Air Conditioning
New Generation i30 Specification
SSESE NavPremiumPremium
1.0 Petrol T-GDi - 6 Speed Manual Transmission (120PS)--
1.4 T-GDi - 6 Speed Manual Transmission (140PS)--
1.4 T-GDi - 7 Speed DCT Transmission (140PS)--
1.6 CRDi Diesel - 6 Speed Manual Transmission (110PS)-
1.6 CRDi Diesel - 7 Speed DCT Transmission (110PS)--
15" Alloy Wheels----
16" Alloy Wheels---
17" Alloy Wheels---
Bumpers - Body Coloured
Chrome Effect Beltline Moulding---
Door Mirrors with Integrated Indicators - Body Coloured
Exterior Door Handles - Body Coloured
Exterior Door Handles - Chrome Effect---
Radiator Grille - Black----
Radiator Grille - Black with Chrome Inserts-
Rear Spoiler with Integrated LED Brake Light
Shark Fin Antenna
Window Surround - Black--
Interior Door Handles - Black----
Interior Door Handles - Chrome Effect-
Interior Front Map Reading Light and Sunglasses Holder
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Hand Brake and Gear Knob-
SEATINGSSESE NavPremiumPremium
Driver's Seat Electric Adjustments---
Driver's Seat Height Adjustment (Electric)---
Driver's Seat Height Adjustment (Manual)--
Driver's Seat Lumbar Support (Electric)-
Driver's Seat Manual Adjustments--
Front Passenger's Seat Height Adjustment (Manual)-
Front Passenger's Seat Manual Adjustments
Front Seats - Heated---
Head Restraints - Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment (Front)
Rear Seats - Split Folding (60/40)
Seat Trim - Cloth & Leather---
Seat Trim - Cloth--
Seat Trim - Leather (Seat Facings Only)----
Adjustable Intermittent Front Windscreen Wipers with Aero Wiper Blade
Climate Control (Dual Zone)---
Manual Air Conditioning--
Automatic De-fog System for Front Windscreen---
Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror-
Automatic Headlight Follow-Me-Home Function
Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor
Cornering Lights - Static
Daytime Running Lights - LED
Door Mirrors Puddle Lights---
Fog Lights - Front and Rear-
Halogen Projector Headlights with Static Front Cornering Function--
Headlights - LED---
Headlights - Manual Beam Levelling
Headlights - Smart High Beam
Indicator Lights - Door Mirror
Interior Light - Cabin and Luggage Compartment
Interior Lights - Front, Rear and Luggage Compartment
Privacy Glass - Rear Windows and Tailgate---
Rear Air Vents - Centre Console---
Rear Lights - LED---
Rear Windscreen Wiper - 1 Speed Non Intermittent
Solar Glass with Windscreen Shade Band---
Sunroof - Panoramic Glass Electric Tilt and Slide----
Tinted Glass with Windscreen Shade Band--
12V Power Outlets in Front Console and Luggage Compartment
Arm Rest - Front with Storage-
Arm Rest - Rear with Cup Holders-
Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
Cup Holders - Front
Door Mirrors - Automatic Power Folding---
Door Mirrors - Electric Adjustment and Heated
Door Mirrors - Electric Folding---
Door Mirrors Automatic Reverse Tilt Function
Door Pockets - Front & Rear
Electric Windows - Front and Rear----
Electric Windows - Front and Rear with Anti-Trap Mechanism and
One Touch Control (Driver Window)
Glove Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel----
Ignition Socket Illumination--
Parking Brake - Electric with Auto Hold Function---
Parking Brake - Manual--
Parking Sensors - Front and Rear---
Parking Sensors - Rear---
Parking System - Rear Camera and Guidance System-
Ski Through-
Smart Key - Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button---
Spare Wheel - Emergency Space Saver (Steel)-
Sun Visors - with Driver and Passenger Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Sunglasses Holder
Tyre Repair Kit----
Windscreen Washer Fluid Sensor and Warning Indicator

Bluetooth® Connectivity
Digital Clock
Driver's Supervision Instrument Cluster with LCD Display (4.2")---
Phone Connection - Android Auto--
Phone Connection - Apple CarPlay--
Radio - Digital DAB
Radio - Stereo, RDS with MP3 Compatibility
Speakers - 2 Tweeters, 2 Front, 2 Rear
Steering Wheel Audio, Phone and Cruise Controls
Touchscreen Media Centre (5")----
Touchscreen Satellite Navigation (8") including Traffic Messaging Channel, Mapcare and Live Services--
Trip Computer
USB - Centre Console
Wireless Phone Charging Pad--
Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warning System
Active Head Restraints
Airbag - Front Passenger De-Activation Switch
Airbag - Rollover Sensor (Curtain)
Airbags - Front, Front Side & Curtain Airbags
Alarm - Thatcham Category 2
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Blind Spot Detection System (BSD)---
Central Locking - Remote Control
Childproof Rear Door Locks
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
ISOfix Child Seat Anchorage Points - Rear (outer seats only)
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS)
Locking Wheel Nuts
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)---
Seatbelt Reminder - Front
Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Locking
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tyre Pressure Display
Metallic / Pearl Paint
Visibility Pack - Dual LED headlights, 17" Alloy Wheels, Dual Zone
Climate Control with Auto De-fog System
12 Years' Anti-Perforation Warranty
Five Year Annual Vehicle Health Checks
Five Year Roadside Assistance
Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
New Generation i30 Technical
Engine1.0 T-GDi 120PS
6 Speed Manual
1.4 T-GDi 140PS
6 Speed Manual
1.4 T-GDi 140PS
7 Speed DCT
1.6 CRDi 110PS
6 Speed Manual
1.6 CRDi 110PS
7 Speed DCT
Type3 Cylinder
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder
Valve12 valve16 valve16 valve16 valve16 valve
Displacement (cc)9981353135315821582
Bore & stroke71.0 x 84.071.6 x 84.071.6 x 84.077.2 x 84.577.2 x 84.5
Compression ratio10:110:110:116:116:1
Max power (PS/kW)120 / 88.3
@6000 rpm
140 / 103.0
@6000 rpm
140 / 103.0
@6000 rpm
110 / 80.9
@4000 rpm
110 / 80.9
@4000 rpm
Torque (Nm/lbs ft)171.1 / 126.2
@1500 - 4000 rpm
242 / 178.5
@1500 rpm
242 / 178.5
@1500 rpm
280 / 206.5
@1500 - 2500 rpm
280 / 206.5
@1500 - 2500 rpm
0-62mph (seconds)
Top speed (mph)118130127118118
Front/RearMacPherson Strut / Multi-Link
SystemMotor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Steering wheel lock to lock turns2.57
Turning Circle (metres)10.6
SystemABS with front and rear discs diagonally split
Front15" disc (S) 16" disc (SE, SE Nav, Premium)
Rear14" disc (S/SE/SE Nav) 15" disc (Premium)
S - (Hankook)195/65 R15----
SE - (Hankook)205/55 R16--205/55 R16-
SE Nav - (Hankook)205/55 R16205/55 R16205/55 R16205/55 R16205/55 R16
SE Nav + Vis.Pack (Michelin)225/45 R17225/45 R17225/45 R17225/45 R17225/45 R17
Premium - (Michelin)-225/45 R17225/45 R17225/45 R17225/45 R17
S6.0J × 15 (Alloy)----
SE6.5J × 16 (Alloy)--6.5J × 16 (Alloy)-
SE Nav6.5J × 16 (Alloy)6.5J × 16 (Alloy)6.5J × 16 (Alloy)6.5J × 16 (Alloy)6.5J × 16 (Alloy)
SE Nav + Vis.Pack7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)
Premium-7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)7.0J × 17 (Alloy)
Overall height (mm)1455
Overall length (mm)4340
Overall width (mm) (Ex. Mirrors)1795
Track - front (mm)1573 (15" Alloy) - 1565 (16" Alloy) - 1559 (17" Alloy)
Track - rear (mm)1581 (15" Alloy) - 1573 (16" Alloy) - 1567 (17" Alloy)
Wheelbase (mm)2650
Weights & Capacities
Fuel tank capacity (litres)5050505050
Gross train weight (kg)30003220325033603400
Gross vehicle weight (kg)18001820185018601900
Kerb weight (kg)1194 - 13421204 - 13521240 - 13881263 - 14111293 - 1441
Luggage capacity VDA (litres)1301 seats down
Luggage capacity VDA (litres)395 seats up
Max roof weight (kg)80
Max tow weight (kg) - Braked12001400140015001500
Max tow weight (kg) - Unbraked600600600650650
Noseweight (kg)80
Payload  (kg)458 - 606468 - 616462 - 610449 - 597459 - 607
Fuel consumption & Emissions
CO2 Emissions (g/km)*11512412599109
Combined mpg (l/100km)**56.5 (5.0)52.3 (5.4)51.4 (5.5)74.3 (3.8)68.9 (4.1)
Extra urban mpg (l/100km)**61.4 (4.6)58.9 (4.8)56.5 (5.0)78.5 (3.6)72.4 (3.9)
Urban mpg (l/100km)**48.7 (5.8)42.8 (6.6)44.1 (6.4)67.3 (4.2)64.2 (4.4)