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Hyundai i30 Series II

Hyundai i30 Series II released

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27th April, 2015

  • Hyundai i30 gets a new look, more features and more appeal
  • Bold new hexagonal grille more closely aligns i30 Series II styling with all-new Genesis and Sonata
  • Interior upgrades include availability of Pandora® internet radio and ventilated front seats
  • Rear-view camera now standard across the range
  • New seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) matched to upgraded 1.6 CRDi diesel engine with 300Nm
  • Free-revving Nu 1.8 MPI and 2.0 GDi engines now Euro 5 compliant
  • Local-tuned suspension and steering for Australian conditions and driving styles
  • 5-star ANCAP safety
  • New i30 Series II ActiveX variant delivers standout value for money and additional premium equipment

One of Australia’s top-selling cars, Hyundai’s i30 has been significantly restyled, upgraded and even better equipped.

New looks and impressive in-cabin and under bonnet upgrades headline changes across the newly four-tier, five-door hatchback, i30 Series II range.

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The five model variants are: Active, new ActiveX, SR (which replaces Elite), SR Premium and Premium.

The i30 Series II boasts a deeper front grille that more closely aligns it with its upmarket, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0-designed Sonata and Genesis models.

Interior changes include the addition in entry-level i30 Series II Active of a new 5-inch touchscreen audio system with benchmark connectivity and compatibility options, including Pandora® internet radio, Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary input, iPod and MP3.

Ventilated front seats have been added to the extensive list of standard equipment in i30 Series II SR Premium and Premium variants.

A rear-view camera now combines with four-sensor rear-parking assist as standard equipment across the i30 Series II range.

Under the bonnet, i30 Series II offers a choice of three engines and three transmissions.

For the first time, a seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission is optional on diesel-engined i30 Series II Active and ActiveX variants and standard on the diesel-only i30 Series II Premium.

The i30 Series II also benefits from the extensive suspension and steering development work carried out by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s local tuning team. SR models feature a bespoke sports suspension tune delivering sharp, responsive turn-in and improved handling while retaining the i30’s supple, rounded ride quality.

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As a firm favourite with new-car buyers - it was Australia’s fourth-best selling vehicle in 2014 - the i30 Series II retains the Hyundai i30’s 5-Star ANCAP safety rating.

New i30 Series II ActiveX

Series II also introduces an important new i30 variant, the new ActiveX. The new i30 ActiveX delivers even better value-for-money and additional premium features over the Active grade on which it is based.

Like i30 Series II Active, new ActiveX is available either with Hyundai’s Nu 1.8-litre MPI petrol engine (with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission), or U-II 1.6-litre turbo-diesel (with either six-speed manual transmission or 7-speed DCT).

The i30 Series II ActiveX additional standard equipment includes sporty, new-design 16-inch alloy wheels with machined-face finish and recessed gunmetal-grey inserts.

Also standard in the new i30 Series II ActiveX are electric folding external mirrors with inbuilt LED side repeaters.

Inside, i30 Series II ActiveX boasts standard leather-appointed black trim with premium steering wheel, gearknob, door trims and instrument panel hood.

Other i30 Series II ActiveX interior enhancements include alloy-look door handles, illuminated sun visors, and ambient lighting for the front centre-console storage area, and a driver’s seat back pocket.


The i30 Series II Active and ActiveX variants new larger hexagonal front grille incorporates black horizontal slats with satin chrome inserts. The i30 Series II SR, SR Premium and Premium variants feature gunmetal grey slats with satin chrome inserts.

New i30 Series II SR, SR Premium and Premium also now come standard with LED daytime running lights and LED combination tail-lights, in addition SR variants feature a matt-black lower diffuser incorporated into the rear bumper.

SR Premium and Premium variants also feature a distinctive chrome belt-line moulding.

The i30 Series II Active variants now have 16-inch steel wheels with a more upmarket-looking wheel cover design. SR, SR Premium and Premium variants now come standard with new-design gunmetal-grey 17-inch alloy wheels.


In a Hyundai Motor Company Australia first, the upgraded audio system in i30 Series II Active and ActiveX variants offers Pandora® internet radio capability when tethered with a compatible iOS or Android smartphone. Users are able to interact with the Pandora® app on their smartphone (if installed) via the 5-inch in-dash multimedia display.

In a bold move, the i30 Series II Active variants no longer feature a CD-player as standard. SR, SR Premium, and Premium variants continue to utilise Hyundai’s 7-inch touchscreen satellite-navigation system with CD-player.

To their already impressive list of standard features i30 Series II SR Premium and Premium variants now add front-seat ventilation with three-way adjustability.

The four-tier i30 Series II range also brings important powertrain upgrades, including a choice of three transmissions.

New i30 Series II’s more potent U-II 1.6 CRDI diesel engine now is available with Hyundai’s advanced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT). Seamless in operation and even more fuel-efficient than i30 Series II’s six-speed automatic, 7DCT is optional on CRDi-engined Active variants and standard on the diesel-only Premium range flagship.

The new 7DCT transmission features a twin-plate dry clutch design that delivers improved performance and fuel efficiency over a conventional automatic transmission.

Power output of the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine has been increased to 100kW (up 4kW). 7DCT-equipped variants also produce significantly increased peak torque output of 300Nm (up 40Nm) while at the same time delivering improved fuel economy of 4.9 l/100km (down 0.7 l/100km).

The i30 Series II’s petrol engine line-up is now entirely Euro 5 compliant. Both free-revving Nu 1.8 MPi (Active & ActiveX) and Nu 2.0 GDi (SR and SR Premium) engines are available with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions.


Nu 1.8 MPi

Nu 2.0 GDi


6-spd manual

6-spd automatic

6-spd manual

6-spd automatic

Power (kW)

107kW @ 6,500 rpm

124kW @ 6,500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

175Nm @ 4,700 rpm

201Nm @ 4,700 rpm







Active & ActiveX

SR & SR Premium


U-II 1.6 CRDi


6-spd manual

7-spd dual clutch transmission

Power (kW)

100kW @ 4,000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

260Nm @ 1,500-3,500 rpm

300Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm





Active & ActiveX

Active, ActiveX & Premium


i30 Series II Active

  • 7 airbags - driver & front passenger, driver & front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains, driver’s knee
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)
  • Rear-view camera
  • 16-inch steel wheels with 205/55R16 tyres
  • Keyless entry with burglar alarm
  • 5-inch touchscreen audio system with MP3 capability, 6 speakers, media ripping/storage and Pandora® internet radio capability via tethering with smartphone
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility. Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone & audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Front & rear power windows
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • One-touch turn signal operation (3, 5, or 7 flashes)
  • One-touch window-down on driver’s window
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Trip computer
  • Cloth interior
  • LED high-mount stoplight
  • Manual air-conditioning with rear heating ducts
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats

i30 Series II ActiveX
Key features above Active:

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  • 16-inch alloy wheels with machined-face finish and gunmetal-grey inserts
  • Leather-appointed interior trim
  • Premium steering wheel, gearknob, door trim and instruments panel hood
  • Electric folding exterior mirrors with side repeaters
  • Alloy-look interior doorhandles
  • Illuminated sun visors, ambient lighting for the front centre console storage area and driver’s seat back pocket

i30 Series II SR (replaces Elite)
Key specifications above Active:

  • 2.0 GDi petrol engine (+17kW & 26Nm over 1.8 MPi)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels in gunmetal grey finish with 225/45R17 tyres
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail-lights with bulb turn signal & reverse lights
  • Sports front grille in gunmetal grey with satin chrome highlights
  • Rear bumper lower diffuser in matte black (exclusive to SR models)
  • Automatic dusk-sensing headlights
  • 7-inch touchscreen satellite-navigation system with CD player & 3 years’ HERE MapCareTM
  • Dual-zone climate-control with automatic windscreen defog function
  • Proximity smart key with push-button start
  • Electric folding external mirrors with integrated LED side repeater lights
  • Alloy look interior door handles
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • Premium gearknob and steering wheel
  • Illuminated door handles, puddle lights, and sun visors

i30 Series II Premium & i30 Series II SR Premium
Key specifications above SR:

  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights with washer system and auto-levelling
  • Electrochromatic auto-dimming interior mirror (ECM)
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (10-way)
  • Electronic Park-Brake (EPB)
  • Heated and air-ventilated front seats
  • Part-leather upholstery
  • Rear-seat cooling vents in centre console
  • Rear-seat centre armrest
  • Chrome belt-line moulding
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Cargo net
  • One-touch window up/down function on all windows
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Sun visor extensions
  • Supervision cluster with colour TFT LCD display

Hyundai i30 Series II Manufacturer’s List Price*






SR Premium


1.8 MPi Petrol

6 Speed Manual






6 Speed Auto






2.0 GDi Petrol

6 Speed Manual






6 Speed Auto






1.6 CRDi Diesel

6 Speed Manual






7 Speed DCT






Metallic paint pricing is $495*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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