Hyundai Motor has begun sales of the i30 cw today in South Korea. The i30 Hatchback has been selling very well in the automaker’s domestic market and Hyundai hopes the more spacious and practical “cw” will only add to the momentum. Standard features include 17-inch chrome-insert alloy wheels, turn signal exterior mirrors, smart key, and roof rack.
Hyundai i30 CW released in SOUTH KOREA – THE HYUNDAI I30 DETAILS SPECIFICATION
The i30 cw is available in three powertrain configurations: 1.6L Gamma 4-cylinder, 2.0L Beta 4-cylinder, and a 1.6L diesel 4-cylinder. Hyundai eyes the Peugeot 308SW as its main competition for the i30 cw. Prices range from 15.07 million Won (US$11,800) for 1.6L Trendy (petrol) to 19.35 million Won (US$15,151) for 1.6L Luxury (diesel w/ std. AT).
The Hyundai i30 is a product born of focus, delivered through careful design with just a dash of inspiration. Dynamically stylish, invitingly spacious and totally practical. A car with all the intelligent features, inbuilt quality, and integrity that you expect from Hyundai. A car you instinctively want to drive, and drive, and drive¡
The Hyundai i30 is a small family car by Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company, designed by the Hyundai European Team in Germany. It shares mechanical components with the Kia cee’d although there are enough bodywork modifications to make both cars appear individual. It is available as a five-door hatchback or estate, with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, either with manual or automatic transmissions. The i30 is sold in the United Kingdom as a replacement for the budget Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Elantra and sits below Hyundai Sonata in the firm’s range.
Hyundai i30 – Natural Selection
At first you might not immediately notice some of the more subtle features of the i30. To appreciate how easy it is to get in and out you have to try it. Details such as combining the tailgate release with the wonderfully tactile Hyundai emblem may take a while to appreciate. As does the way that the front and rear bumpers and light clusters add overall design harmony – as well as positioning the park warning sensors perfectly. Don’t hurry, take your time the i30 rewards thorough investigation
Hyundai i30- Space – that true luxury
Generous seating space, plentiful leg, elbow, head and hip room, easy access boot space and well planned and arranged storage and stowage make the i30 practical as well as attractive. Versatile folding rear seats mean through loading or split loads are no problem. An impressive 340 liters of luggage space with the seats upright or 1,250 liters with them fully folded means all the space you need. Special storage for your iPod or MP3 player, sunglasses holders, map pockets and cup holders are all arranged to be easily accessible. Have a look, the more you explore, the more there is to find.
Intelligent integrated protection
The i30 features computer designed and rigorously tested impact protection that includes a rigid passenger cell, triple load distribution paths and impact absorbing structures. In addition, interior features such 6 air bags, strategic padding and active headrests which automatically guard against whiplash and head and neck injuries are also added. All backed up with, an array of active safety measures including super precise handling, advanced 4-wheel, 4-channel ABS and state-of-the-art ESP, to ensure that no matter how bad the conditions you have all the control you need at your finger tips to keep you safe and out of harms way.
Even before you sit in the i30 it appeals to the senses. Finely drawn lines which effortlessly blend concave with convex surfaces, highlighted by precisely defined character lines, accentuates the i30‘s athletic proportions. The result is a long lasting attraction, underwritten by Hyundai paint and coating techniques to ensure that those looks really last.
Hyundai i30 Technical Specification details
The i30 was designed at Hyundai’s German studio
It’s built on the same platform as the Elantra
Weight is 1363-1399kg
The 2.0 litre petrol engine produces 105kW of power at 6000rpm and 186Nm of torque at 4600rpm
The 1.6 litre common rail direct injection turbodiesel has variable vane geometry. It produces 85kW at 4000rpm and 255Nm from 1900-2750rpm
A five speed manual is standard; the petrol engine has a four speed auto option. An auto will be available in 2008 for the 1.6 CRDi as well
Suspension is MacPherson strut front/independent multilink rear
Steering is electrically assisted
Brakes are discs with ABS and floating twin piston front calipers
Hyundai claims that the suspension and steering have been specifically calibrated for Australian (and NZ) conditions, particularly our rough roads.
Hyundai i30 Fuel efficiency – fuel consumption
European standard test averages for the CRDi are (man-auto): 5.7 litres/100 km-7.9 litres/100 km in the city and 4.1 litres/100 km-4.9 litres/100 km on the highway.
The 2.0 litre petrol returns 9.3 litres/100 km-10.3 litres/100 km in the city and 5.9 litres/100 km-6.1 litres/100 km on the highway
On the road, we averaged 6.6 litres/100 km in the manual CRDi over a 190 km section that involved a mix of speeds and driving conditions.
Respective CO2 emissions are 125-170g/km for the 2.0 petrol and 182 g/km for the manual CRDi.
All variants score three and a half stars in the Green Vehicle Guide.
Hyundai i30 Performance
You don’t buy a modern turbodiesel just to save money on fuel. In fact given that diesel can cost 10 cents or more per litre than regular unleaded, any savings can be illusory in the short-medium term when you factor this in. In this class many 1.6-2.0 litre petrol engines can also return very good fuel figures.
The i30’s 1.6 has the relaxed, punchy delivery of similar engines from European diesel specialists like Citroen and Peugeot. You don’t need to rev it much past 3000 – it starts to struggle for breath from 4000rpm on anyway.
It’s OK off boost, but the meat of its delivery starts at around 1800 rpm or so. It pulls the higher gears easily around the suburbs, and cruises like a big six on the highway.
Such is its bottom end torque that in first and second gear it will idle along, even up a gentle hill, without you having to press the accelerator.
The five speed manual is light and notchy in action; the gap between second and third is slightly too wide, but the higher gears have well spaced ratios. Like most turbodiesels, the Hyundai engine should work most efficiently with an automatic, so it may be worth waiting for that.