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Hyundai I30 FASTBACK 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr

Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
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Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr
Hyundai I30 1.4T GDI SE Nav 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG51.40
  • 0-62mph9.2 secs
  • Top Speed129 mph
  • C02129 g/km
  • BHP140
  • Torque179 lbs/f
  • P11D26%

Review

With this i30 Fastback, Hyundai has taken the 'five-door coupe' design concept championed by executive models like Audi's A5 Sportback and BMW's 4 Series Gran Coupe and brought it within the reach of family customers. Aside from the sleeker styling, the car shares all the attributes of the third generation i30 Focus-sized family hatch - which is no bad thing.

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Hyundai's i30 Fastback brings a sense of style to the family hatchback segment. Jonathan Crouch reports

Background

Take a look at this car. Now imagine it without the badges. Be honest, would you really guess at it being a Hyundai? Thought not. The i30 Fastback has the look and feel of a German premium brand model, yet it can be yours for not much more than you'd pay for an ordinary Focus-sized i30 hatch. Sounds tempting doesn't it? Hyundai says the introduction of this variant underlines its brand policy in 'making premium design accessible to everyone'. It's likely to be another step in the company's march towards full automotive credibility.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, i30 Fastback customers get their pick of the better powerplants from the standard petrol range. That means a choice between two T-GDI units, a 120PS 1.0-litre variant and a 140PS 1.4-litre version. Both come mated to 6-speed manual transmission, but if you go for the 1.4, you'll also be offered a 7-speed dual clutch auto transmission option. Go for the auto petrol variant and the car will offer you two drive modes: 'normal' and 'sport'. In 'sport' mode, you get a different shift pattern that holds gears longer before shifting, plus the steering provides a sporty feel and the throttle response is adapted. In the 1.0-litre model, 62mph from rest takes 11.5s en route to 117mph. The 1.4-litre variant improves those figures to 9.2s and 129mph. Our experience with the standard i30 hatch suggests that ride quality will be one of this Fastback model's strongest suits. That's down to sophisticated multi-link rear suspension helped by a rigid body fashioned from High Strength Steel. Refinement should also be exemplary, thanks to things like anti-vibration engine mounts, hollow driveshafts, smoothly-profiled door handles and double-layered door seals. Hyundai says it's put lots of work into ride and handling too, developing this car in Europe at venues like the famous Nurburgring Nordschliefe.

Design and Build

Hyundai calls this a '5-door Coupe', a reference to this bodystyle's sloping roofline, long bonnet and more muscular body. The roof has been lowered by 25mm compared with the i30 five-door, enhancing the car's wide stance on the road, improving aerodynamics and creating what the Korean brand hopes is a dramatic impression. Tapering towards the rear, the cabin has a sleek look, apparently inspired by the shape of a teardrop. The rear of the cabin is additionally supported by strong shoulders. At the front, a reduction in the height of the 'Cascading grille', an angled lower front spoiler and a lower horizontal air intake together combine to further the intended more charismatic look. There are very few changes over the ordinary i30 inside though. So, as with that car, customers get an optional eight-inch centre-dash infotainment touchscreen including state-of-the-art connectivity features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to deliver and control music, telephone or navigation functions on-screen. The navigation system moreover comes with a seven-year subscription to LIVE Services, offering updated information about weather, traffic, speed cameras and online searches for points of interest in real time. Customers can choose between different audio options: the standard monochrome five-inch display radio with Bluetooth connectivity or the optional audio system with a five-inch capacitive LCD touch screen and an integrated dynamic rear-view camera.

Market and Model

i30 Fastback buyers pay a £500 premium over the standard i30 hatch and trim choices start with mid-level 'SE Nav' spec. There are also plusher 'Premium' and 'Premium SE' options. All of that leaves the i30 Fastback priced in the £20,500 to £24,500 bracket. To justify that, Hyundai isn't holding back when it comes to equipment. Standard kit includes things like power-folding door mirrors, front foglights and powered driver's seat lumbar support, plus dual-zone climate control will ensure a comfortable environment for all occupants during long journeys. Plus niceties like a panoramic sunroof and a heated steering wheel are option, as is a Navigation system you operate via an 8-inch touchscreen on the dash. Safety has been a particular feature of the development of this car. The key news is that all variants get Autonomous Emergency Braking, a system that scans the road ahead as you drive, the set-up looking for potential collision hazards. If one is detected, you'll be warned. If you don't respond - or aren't able to - the brakes will automatically be applied to decrease the severity of any resulting accident. Other key i30 safety features include a 'Driver Attention Alert' system, 'Smart Cruise Control', a 'Blind Spot Detector, 'Rear-Cross Traffic Alert', a 'Lane Keeping Assist System', a 'Speed Limit Information Function' and 'High Beam Assist'.

Cost of Ownership

The introduction of new engine technology has kept Hyundai right on the pace of the class best when it comes to efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions. The brand says that the 1.0 T-GDI petrol model will return a combined cycle figure of 54.3mpg and a CO2 return of 120g/km. For the 1.4 T-GDi manual, the figures are 49.6mpg and 134g/km, while for the 1.4 T-GDi auto, you're looking at 50.4mpg and 129g/km. What else might you need to know? As ever with Hyundai, a strong buying incentive is the five year unlimited mileage warranty that comes as standard. It's backed up by breakdown cover that last the same length of time and free annual vehicle health checks over this duration. True, rival brand Kia claims to better this package by offering a similar seven year deal, but there, you're limited to 100,000 miles. As for servicing, well your i30 will need a garage visit once a year or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes sooner. If you want to budget ahead for routine maintenance, there are various 'Hyundai Sense' packages that offer fixed-price servicing over two, three or five-year periods. You can pay for your plan monthly and add MoTs into the three or five year plans for an extra fee.

Summary

There's not much wrong with the standard i30 hatch: it just needs a bit more style and character. Perhaps aware of this, Hyundai has provided the i30 range with this much better-looking Fastback bodystyle and it's enough to put the finishing touch to a very complete package indeed. We think this to be the most refined car in the family hatchback class - and it also offers possibly the best quality of ride you'll find in this segment. The level of standard safety kit is un-bettered in the sector too, plus this Hyundai also makes the grade when it comes to the important questions of practicality and media connectivity. Lots of boxes ticked then. As ever with Hyundai.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Automatic headlights
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
Black front grille with chrome accent
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome window surround
Cornering headlights
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows + anti trap + one touch
Follow me home headlights
Front fog lights
Front/rear fog lights
Halogen headlights
Headlamp levelling
LED brake lights
LED daytime running lights
Rear spoiler
Rear wash/wipe
Shark fin antenna
Smart beam
Tinted glass with shade band
Driver Convenience
8" touch screen sat nav with TMC
Apple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
Cruise control + speed limiter
Digital clock
Driver alert system
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Lane keep assist
Parking guidance system
Parking system with rear camera and guidance system
PAS
Rear parking sensor
Rear view camera
Roll over sensor
Touchscreen colour Satellite Navigation
Trip computer
Windscreen washer level indicator
Entertainment
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
RDS radio with MP3 player
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
USB/aux input socket
Interior Features
12V accessory power point in centre console
12V socket in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding flat to floor rear seats
Air conditioning
Centre console storage
Chrome effect interior door handles
Cloth upholstery
Driver's electric adjustable lumbar support
Driver's seat height adjuster
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Front and rear door pockets
Front and rear interior lights with delay
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders
Front map reading lights
Front passenger seat height adjust
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Glove compartment
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated ignition key hole
Isofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather gear knob
Leather handbrake
Leather steering wheel
Luggage compartment lighting
Rear armrests with cupholder
Ski bag through loading
Sunglasses holder
Variable boot floor
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS
Active front headrests
Autonomous emergency braking
Childproof rear door locks
Curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
EBD + Brake Assist
Electronic Stability Programme
Emergency stop signal system
Fasten seatbelt reminder
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Manual parking brake
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm/immobiliser
Deadlocks
Drive away door locking
Folding key
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Technical
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Wheels
17" alloy wheels
Emergency spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 132
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 142
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1353
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 71.6
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 84
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 48.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 56.5
EC Urban (mpg) 39.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 43.5
WLTP - MPG - High 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 35.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium 47.1
General
Badge Engine CC 1.4
Badge Power 140
Coin Description T GDI
Coin Series SE Nav
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 14E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 10
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.2
Engine Power - BHP 140
Engine Power - KW 103
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 179
Engine Torque - MKG 24.7
Engine Torque - NM 242
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 129
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1425
Length 4455
Wheelbase 2650
Width 1795
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1840
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1351
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 450
Max. Loading Weight 585
Max. Roof Load 80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 600
Minimum Kerbweight 1255
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.6

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Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £585.00
Pearlescent paint £585.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Champion Blue £585.00
Metallic - Fiery Red £585.00
Metallic - Micron Grey £585.00
Metallic - Olivine Grey £585.00
Metallic - Stellar blue £585.00
Metallic - White sand £585.00
Pearl - Phantom black £585.00
Pearl - Platinum silver £585.00
Solid - Engine red FOC
Solid - Polar white FOC
Trim
Cloth - Black FOC
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