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Hyundai i30


Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30
Manufacturer Hyundai
Production 2007–present
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
5-door estate
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Hyundai Elantra
Kia Cee'd
Kia Forte
Predecessor Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai i30 is a small family car manufactured by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai in Nošovice, Czech Republic, since 2007. The i30 shares its platform with the Kia cee'd, available as a three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback or five-door estate, with a choice of three petrol engines and two diesel engines, either with manual or automatic transmission. The i30 is marketed alongside the fifth-generation Hyundai Elantra in the USA and Canada as the Hyundai Elantra GT.

The second-generation i30 was introduced in September 2011 at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany.


  • First generation (2007–2011) 1
    • i30cw 1.1
    • i30 blue 1.2
    • Reception 1.3
    • Engines 1.4
    • Transmissions 1.5
  • Second generation (2011–present) 2
    • i30 Estate 2.1
    • i30 3-door 2.2
    • Engines 2.3
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

First generation (2007–2011)

First generation (FD)
Also called Hyundai Elantra Touring (USA, Canada; wagon)
Beijing-Hyundai i30 (China)[1]
Production 2007–2011
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Nošovice, Czech Republic
Beijing, China
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Designer Thomas Bürkle[2]
Body and chassis
Related Kia Cee'd
Kia Forte
Hyundai Elantra (HD)
Engine 1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4 Gamma
2.0 L I4 Beta II
1.6 L I4 CRDi
2.0 L I4 CRDi
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in) (hatchback)
2,700 mm (106.3 in) (wagon)
Length 4,245 mm (167.1 in) (hatchback)
4,475 mm (176.2 in) (wagon)
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height 1,480 mm (58.3 in) (hatchback)
1,565 mm (61.6 in) (wagon)

It was conceived in Rüsselsheim, Germany, at Hyundai's Design and Technical Centre.

2012 Hyundai i30 (FD) Trophy hatchback (Australia)

The i30 scored high on the Euro NCAP crash tests for the 2008[3] model, and is an improvement on the slightly worse results for the 2007[4] model.

  • Adult Occupant: , score 33
  • Child Occupant: , score 34
  • Pedestrian: , score 14
  • Adult Occupant: , score 34
  • Child Occupant: , score 38
  • Pedestrian: , score 14

The i30 awarded the full five star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program.[5]

The i30 named as safest imported mid–size car in Argentina.[6]


2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring (US)
Hyundai i30cw

The i30 hatchback was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007, and released in late 2007 for Europe and Australia. The i30cw (a.k.a. i30 estate, also known as Elantra Touring) was released in South Korea at the Seoul Motor Show in 2007,[7] and is marketed worldwide, including in North America for the 2009 model year, as the "Elantra Touring". It is a larger, more roomy version of the i30 hatchback. The i30 cw's maximum cargo volume is 65 cubic feet (1,800 L).

For model year 2012, the Elantra Touring wagon came with a 2.0-liter I4 producing 138 hp (103 kW) and 136 lb·ft (184 N·m). The American EPA rates consumption at 23 MPG in the City and 30 MPG on the Highway for US gallons (10 L/100 km and 7.8 L/100 km respectively). The Elantra Touring comes equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.[8]

The i30cw scored high on the USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests:[9]

  • Frontal Crash:
  • Side Crash:
  • Roll Over:

i30 blue

The i30 blue is a variation with Start&Stop technology (called Idle Stop and Go). UK versions came with 1.4L,1.6L petrol or a 1.6L diesel engine, in both five-door hatchback or estate body styles. CO2 emission rating for the 1.6L petrol models were reduced to 142g/km (from 152g/km).

The car was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show and is produced in Nosovice, Czech Republic. It went on sale in the UK in January 2008[10] and has ISG as an option, costing £200.


In Australia, the Hyundai i30 won the 'Best Mid-size Car Under $28,000'. At the time of its release in late 2007, the 1.6L CRDi i30 was the cheapest diesel car in Australia, coming in at just $21,490AUD for the basic (SX) model. The model above (SLX) adds Climate Control, Trip computer, leather gear knob and steering wheel (with audio controls), cruise control (from mid-2008), body colour door handles, rear armrest with cup holders, 6 speakers (up from four), adjustable lumbar support for the driver, fog lights and 16" alloy wheels. Australian i30 models feature a unique suspension tune for Australian road conditions.


Car of the Year for 2007 by Carsguide [11] with the 1.6L CRDi model winning the Green Car of the Year award.[12]

Hyundai's i30 Diesel Picked as Australia's Car of the Year[13]


'Best Mid-size Car Under $28,000' by Australia's Best Cars to the Hyundai i30 SX petrol and i30 CRDi Turbo Diesel [14]

Hyundai i30 chosen as 2008 Car of the Year in Spain.[15][16]


Best Family Hatch by New Zealand news ( [17]

The Hyundai i30 was judged the Supreme Winner in the 2009 AA Motoring Excellence Awards in New Zealand.[18]


Most Satisfying Car In Britain. The i30 won the Driver Power Top 100 survey to be named by owners as the most satisfying car to own. Auto Express magazine surveyed the reliability and satisfaction survey, completed by over 23,000 drivers.[19][20]

The Hyundai Elantra Touring Named Top 10 Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book (KBB) in the USA.[21]


Best Family Car. The i30 won the Best Family car of the year on the 14th of October 2012 at the Thistle, Glasgow


Model Engine Power at rpm Torque at rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration[nb 1] Top speed[nb 1]
Petrol engines
1.4 1,396 cc (85.2 cu in) 16-valve I4 109 PS (80.2 kW; 107.5 hp) at 6200 137.2 N·m (101.2 lb·ft) at 5000 12.6 s / n.a. 187 km/h (116 mph)
1.6 1,591 cc (97.1 cu in) 16-valve I4 126 PS (92.7 kW; 124.3 hp) at 6300 154.0 N·m (113.6 lb·ft) at 4200 11.1 s / 12.1 s 192 km/h (119 mph)
183 km/h (114 mph)
2.0 1,975 cc (120.5 cu in) 16-valve I4 145 PS (106.6 kW; 143.0 hp) at 6000 186 N·m (137 lb·ft) at 4600 10.6 s / 10.6 s 205 km/h (127 mph)
195 km/h (121 mph)
Diesel engines
1.6 CRDi 1,582 cc (96.5 cu in) 16-valve turbo I4 90 PS (66.2 kW; 88.8 hp) at 4000 235.0 N·m (173.3 lb·ft) at 1750–2500 14.9 s / n.a. 172 km/h (107 mph)
1.6 CRDi 1,582 cc (96.5 cu in) 16-valve turbo I4 116 PS (85.3 kW; 114.4 hp) at 4000 255.0 N·m (188.1 lb·ft) at 1900–2750 11.6 s / 12.8 s 188 km/h (117 mph)
180 km/h (112 mph)
1.6 CRDi U2 1,582 cc (96.5 cu in) 16-valve turbo I4 128 PS (94.1 kW; 126.2 hp) at 4000 260.0 N·m (191.8 lb·ft) at 1900–2750
2.0 CRDi 1,991 cc (121.5 cu in) 16-valve turbo I4 140 PS (103.0 kW; 138.1 hp) at 3800 304.0 N·m (224.2 lb·ft) at 1900–2500 10.3 s / n.a. 205 km/h (127 mph)


Choices include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual (1.6 CRDi U2 and 2.0 CRDi), or 4-speed automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions are available with 1.6 Petrol, 2.0 Petrol, 1.6 CRDi (116PS) models.

Second generation (2011–present)

Second generation (GD)
Also called Hyundai Elantra GT (USA, Canada)
Production September 2011–present
Assembly Nošovice, Czech Republic
Ulsan, South Korea
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Designer Thomas Bürkle[2]
Body and chassis
Related Hyundai Elantra (MD)
Engine 1.6 L Gamma MPI I4
1.6 L Gamma GDi I4
1.8 L Nu MPi MPI I4
1.6 L U2 VGT
Transmission 6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4,300 mm (169.3 in)
Width 1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height 1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Curb weight 1,210–1,325 kg (2,668–2,921 lb)

Hyundai unveiled its next-generation i30 at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The new i30 was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and offers a choice of four engines with a total of six power options and CO2 emissions below 100 g/km due to an upgraded 1.6-litre diesel unit. The next-generation i30 went on sale in Europe early in 2012 as a five-door hatchback. It is produced in Europe at the company's manufacturing facility in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

It was launched in South Korea since October 20, 2011 and it is the second model under Hyundai's Premium Youth Lab brand. The new Korean-spec i30 is offered with a 1.6L Gamma GDi engine and a 1.6L VGT diesel engine.

The second-generation i30 is available in the USA as of the summer of 2012 as the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT, replacing the Elantra Touring nameplate. It made a premiere at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show along with the new Hyundai Elantra Coupe,[22] featuring the same 1.8L Nu MPI engine as the original Elantra MD sedan.

i30 Estate

An estate version of the second-generation i30 was premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[23]

i30 3-door

Introduced in early 2013, the aim of the three-door version is to attract younger buyers to the i30. The grille is given a more aggressive look than the five-door model.


1.4 CVVT 1.6 GDI 1.8 CVVT 2.0 GDI 1.4 CRDi 1.6 CRDi 1.6 CRDi blue 1.6 CRDi
Built 10/2011 – present 2013 – present 10/2011 – present
Engine I4 gasoline 16V I4 gasoline 16V with direct injection I4 gasoline 16V I4 gasoline 16V with direct injection I4 Diesel 16V with turbo and direct injection
Displacement 1396 cm³ 1591 cm³ 1797 cm³ 1999 cm³ 1396 cm³ 1582 cm³
Power @ rpm 73 kW (99 PS) @ 5500 99 kW (135 PS) @ 6300 110 kW (149 PS) @ 6500 129 kW (175 PS) @ 6500 66 kW (90 PS) @ 4000 81 kW (110 PS) @ 4000 94 kW (128 PS) @ 4000
Torque @ rpm 137 Nm @ 4200 164 Nm @ 4850 178 Nm @ 4700 209 Nm @ 4700 220 Nm @ 1500–2750 280 Nm @ 1500–3000
Layout FF
Transmission 6-speed MT 6-speed MT
(optional: 6-speed AT)
6-speed MT 6-speed MT
(optional: 6-speed AT)
6-speed MT
Top speed 182 km/h 195 km/h
(automatic: 192 km/h)
170 km/h 185 km/h
(automatic: 180 km/h)
197 km/h
(automatic: 186 km/h)
188 km/h
(0–100 km/h)
13.2 s 9.9 s
(automatic: 11.0 s)
9.7 s 7.7 s
(automatic: 8.6 s)
13.5 s 11.5 s
(automatic: 12.3 s)
10.9 s
(automatic: 11.7 s)
10.9 s
Fuel consumption (NEDC) 6.0 l / 100 km 5.7 l / 100 km
(automatic: 6.7)
6.5 l / 100 km ADR
(automatic: 6.9) ADR
7.2 l / 100 km ADR
(automatic: 7.5) ADR
4.1 l / 100 km 4.0 l / 100 km
(automatic: 5.5)
4.1 l / 100 km
(automatic: 5.5)
3.7 l / 100 km


  1. ^ a b Figures displayed for manual and automatic transmission versions.


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  2. ^ a b "Thomas Bürkle". Hyundai Motor UK Ltd. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Hyundai i30". Euro NCAP. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Hyundai i30 | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating". Euro NCAP. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ Hyundai goes above and beyond when it comes to safety 14 April 2009
  6. ^ Hyundai i30 is the safest imported mid–size car in Argentina December 19, 2008. [...]it was selected by CESVI (Center for Road Safety and Experimentation) as the safest mid–size imported car in Argentina. [...]
  7. ^ "Hyundai i30cw launched at Seoul Motor Show". 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ "Hyundai Elantra Touring". 
  9. ^ NHTSA – Hyundai Elantra Touring Search "Hyundai Elantra Touring"
  10. ^ Blanco, Sebastian. "Hyundai's i30 blue will be first with ISG (stop start) technology". Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  11. ^ "Hyundai i30 wins Car of the Year". Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  12. ^ "Hyundai wins carsguide Green Car of the Year". Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  13. ^ 11/25/2007,
  14. ^ "Hyundai i30 and iMax named Australia's Best Cars". Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  15. ^ Hyundai i30 is 2008 Car of the Year in Spain 2008-01-29
  16. ^ "Hyundai Ireland The Hyundai i30 Wins Car of the Year 2008 Award in Spain". Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  17. ^ The Press. "Drive's best cars of '08 – motoring – life-style". Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  18. ^ Hyundai i30 Wins AA Supreme Award 11 March 2009
  19. ^ The Public Has Voted – Hyundai's i30 Is The Most Satisfying Car In Britain April 14, 2010. The Auto Channel
  20. ^ Hyundai is the most satisfying car 11 April 2010. Telegraph
  21. ^ KBB (Kelley Blue Book) Announces ‘Top 10 Family Cars for 2010′ February 17, 2010. Nitrobahn
  22. ^ "2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality – Autoblog". 
  23. ^ "All-New Hyundai i30 estate Unveiled Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show – Carscoop". 
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