Hyundai Australia has launched the first i30 in the world to be fitted with the company’s 2.0-litre direct-injected 4-cylinder petrol engine.
Previewed at last year’s Sydney Motor Show, the i30 SR also comes with unique sports suspension tuned developed in Australia.
The i30 SR’s 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine develops 129kW and 209Nm, a substantial 19kW and 31Nm more than the 1.8-litre multi-point injection engine, making it the most powerful engine in the i30 range.
It is paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual mode. Hyundai claims the i30 SR manual will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.7 seconds and from 0-400m in 15.6 seconds. These times are 1.4 sec and 0.7 sec faster than the 1.8-litre i30 Elite manual respectively. Automatic models add 0.9 seconds to the 0-100km/h time, while 0-400m is done in 16.1 seconds.
Combined fuel economy for the i30 SR manual is 7.2L/100km and the automatic is 7.5L/100km.
Visually, the i30 SR can be distinguished by its 17” machine face alloy wheels, black-out beltline moulding, sports front grille with piano black insert, LED taillights, rear sports diffuser and SR badges.
Inside, the i30 range topper gets electrochromatic rear view mirror, alloy sports pedals and leather/leatherette upholstery and power driver’s seat.
The Hyundai i30 SR is now on sale with the following pricing (excluding on-road costs):
i30 SR Manual $27,990
i30 SR Automatic $30,190
i30 SR with sunroof Manual $29,990
i30 SR with sunroof Automatic $32,190