2 January 2019 · Vehicle Reviews

The Hyundai i30 – A Review | Phil Gilbert Hyundai

Hyundai’s i30 is one of Australia’s favourite small cars, having won Australia’s Best Car award six times. At Hyundai, we’re not satisfied with just leaving it at that. The stylish new-generation i30 is reinvented, built from the ground up using the same principles to offer the latest safety features and top notch handling and comfort.


The body style of the new Hyundai i30 is a five-door hatchback and uses front wheel drive. Depending on the grade you choose, you can enjoy a broad active safety suite that includes auto braking.

Other features included in every Hyundai i30 includes:

  • A sound system with radio, aux, USB inputs and Bluetooth connectivity
  • An 8.0-inch colour touchscreen to control audio
  • Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • A reversing camera
  • Cruise control
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Seven airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Electronic stability control
  • Automatic headlights and daytime running lights
  • Exterior mirrors that power-fold automatically when locking the car
  • Full-sized spare wheel and tyre (i30 SR) or space saving spare

Every i30 carries a five-year warranty without any limits on the distance you travel.


Optional Extras

Hyundai’s SmartSense active safety package comes as an extra cost option, offering emergency auto braking, lane-keeping assistance, driver attention alert, blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alerts. You can also get an electronic parking brake, rear cooling/heating vents, mirrors with LED turn indicators and chrome grille trim. These extras are a great way to personalise and up-spec a lower priced i30 for less than upgrading to a higher-spec version.

 The Elite and Premium models come with the above extras, as well as other features such as leather interior, smart key push button start, wireless smartphone charging, solar control glass, front park sensors and more. View each of the six i30 models to see more about how features vary.

How is the Engine?

You can choose from two petrol engines and one diesel, with the most fuel efficient being the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel available in the i30 Go, Active, Elite and Premium, which consumes 4.7 litres/100km on the official test. It’s a smooth and quiet diesel engine but may not suit customers who only want to use their i30 for short trips around the city.

The diesel engine uses a special particulate filter to trap soot from its exhaust. This requires you to drive 50km/h or more for 20 minutes every week or two so that the filter can self-clean. For those who want to pay less for their i30 may prefer the petrol engine. Other might want the superior performance of the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol that powers the i30 SR and SR Premium.

Hyundai Dealers in Sydney

At Phil Gilbert Hyundai, we have a wide range of new and used Hyundais at our Hyundai dealership including the new i30. With two locations in Croydon and Lidcombe, we offer convenience as well as expert advice, servicing and financing. Visit our Hyundai showroom today to discover your next Hyundai. Contact us today for more information