You are here: Used Car Expert > Hyundai > Hyundai I30 > Hyundai I30 Reviews > Hyundai I30 1 4 Edition

Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition - Hyundai I30 Car Review

Review

Added: 20 Jun 2010
Last update: 20 Jun 2010

1Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition picture 12Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition picture 23Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition picture 34Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition picture 45Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition picture 56Hyundai i30 1.4 Edition picture 6

HAVING been an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup since 2002 Hyundai is more than used to taking the applause of the football world.

But the South Korean car maker is also a great supporter of family motoring and, at the dawn of 2010, Hyundai’s hugely successful i30 range received a major makeover with new engines and trim levels being introduced to make this neat and tidy family hatchback an even bigger rival to the Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus, VW Golf and the like.

In fact, so impressed were the nation’s drivers the i30 shot to the number one slot in the Auto Express Driver Power survey, naming it the most satisfying car to own.As a brand, Hyundai also made the biggest overall leap up the survey charts, jumping 12 places to finish in sixth position overall.

The latest Hyundai i30 range is offered in five-door hatchback or estate car form. The range of engines includes two petrol, 1.4-litre 108bhp and 1.6-litre 124bhp, while diesel urge comes via 1.6-litre 114bhp and 2.0-litre 138bhp oil burners.

Generously fitted out trim levels on offer include Comfort, Style and Premium variants with a special, individually kitted out offering which is actually called “Edition” which is driven here.

It was powered by the 1.4-litre engine paired with a five-speed manual gearbox which offered a combination of quite user friendly fuel economy which promised some 54.3mpg over mixed driving miles, while delivering a decidedly spritely performance from its 108bhp.

Cornering, the i30 felt nicely composed and had a reassuring approach to its corner work. Response was pretty sharp, helping to deliver some quite satisfying handling while a neatly damped suspension set up contributed to a comfortably supple ride in all parts while on the cruise.

All Hyundai i30 models are generously kitted out and the Edition model boasts a standard equipment manifest which includes the likes of air con, privacy glass, front fogs, sports pedals and smart chromework, electric windows all round and heated door mirrors.

Drivers whose experiences behind the wheel have included tyre problems on occasions will applaud the provision of a tyre pressure monitoring system as standard, while a six-speaker sound system with auxiliary connections and steering wheel controls, six airbags with passenger airbag switch off.

Nicely effective ABS braking with electronic brake assist and electronic brake force distribution are also on hand to bring matters to a halt when necessary while electronic stability programme with traction control helps to keep drivers on the right road.

The well put together interior, with some good quality plastics much in evidence, affords comfortable seating positions for driver and occupants.

There is plenty of rear legroom available and the well shaped boot is a decidedly practical proposition, providing some 340 litres of stowage space with all seats taken which extends to 1,250 litres with the rear seat empty and folded flat.

Overall, the i30 is a very good hatchback taking Hyundai to a new level in the family car sector. Its very user friendly, plus, a five-year unlimited mileage warranty comes as standard - how’s that for a confidence in the product statement?

FAST FACTS

Hyundai i30 Edition 1.4

Price: £13,400

Mechanical: 108bhp, 1,396cc, 4cyl petrol engine driving front wheels via 5-speed manual gearbox

Max speed: 116mph

0-62mph: 11.6 seconds

Combined mpg: 45.6

Insurance group: 4

CO2 emissions: 145g/km

BiK rating: 17%

Warranty: 5yrs/ unlimited mileage

Words: Malcolm Robertshaw

Keywords: hyundai, i30, compact-family-cars, hyundai, i30, manufacturers, £15-20, 000, 145


Other Hyundai I30 Reviews

Hyundai has an i for style (2012 Nov)
News
Relevance / rating:
THE new Hyundai i30 three-door model will cost from £13,995 for a 1.4-litre petrol version when it hits the streets in January.Four trim grades – Classic, Active, Sport and Sport Nav – will be available for this latest generation of the compact famil... Hyundai has an i for style

Hyundai top in reliability honours (2010 Apr)
News
Relevance / rating:
 HYUNDAI’S i30 supermini has become the first Korean car to scoop the honours in an influential British reliability survey. The keenly priced rival to the Ford Focus came out on top in this year’s Driver Power awards run by Auto Express magazine... Hyundai top in reliability honours

Three's company for i30 line-up (2012 Sep)
News
Relevance / rating:
THE third member of Hyundai’s new generation i30 family hatchback range is set to make its debut at this month’s Paris Motor Show.Joining the five-door and Tourer estate models in the Korean company’s small family car line-up, the i30 three-door gets... Three's company for i30 line-up

Hyundai hatches a new eyecatcher (2012 Jan)
News
Relevance / rating:
HYUNDAI’S new generation five-door i30 hatchback will cost from £14,495 when it hits the streets in mid March.The outgoing i30, launched in 2007, was the first ‘i’ product in Hyundai’s range and introduced new standards of quality to the Korean compa... Hyundai hatches a new eyecatcher

Better value from Hyundai (2009 Dec)
News
Relevance / rating:
A SOUTH Korean car firm will make a bid for higher sales in Britain next year by launching better-value pricing on its most popular models.With fresh engines, revised trim levels and a new lead-in version, Hyundai's i30 range will be pitched to be fi... Better value from Hyundai

More Hyundai I30 Articles:

12345...Last »

New search

Overall score:  (1)
Add your rating: