Updated 2020 Hyundai i30 offers mild hybrid option

The updated 2020 Hyundai i30 has been officially unveiled, bringing a subtle facelift, improved connectivity features and for the first time, an electrified 48-volt mild hybrid option.

Hyundai is also updating its i30 N Line range. The i30 N-inspired design features will continue to be available on the i30 hatchback and fastback models.

Exterior design

The new i30’s exterior design has been freshen up with modern details. The front is characterised by a wider-looking stance. The wider grille features an accentuated 3D pattern that emphasises the agile look of the car.

New, slimmer headlamps with optional multifaceted reflector MFR LED technology and new V-shaped signature LED daytime running lights (DRLs) complete the renewed front end design.

At the rear, the new i30 5-door is enhanced with a new bumper design, which was developed to improve aerodynamic performance. The LED rear combination lamps create a V-shape for a symmetrical effect between the front and the back.

The new i30 is now available with new, redesigned diamond-cut 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels that round off the side view of the new i30.

Refreshed N Line trim

The sporty N Line trim has undergone a comprehensive design update for i30 Hatchback and Fastback.

At the front, the new i30 N Line has a wider central grille and new headlamps. Taking inspiration from the design of aeronautic jets, the lower central grille has increased in size and dominates the bumper area, expressing its strong stance and performance. The side openings feature floating wings which improve aerodynamic performance.

The completely new design of the rear bumper underlines the dynamic N Line character. The wide diffuser makes a sporty statement and a gives the rear an impressive stance, while the repositioned fog lights focus the visual centre of gravity closer to the ground.

The new i30 N Line comes with a new, 17-inch or 18-inch wheel design.

In addition, the new i30 N Line Hatchback and Fastback features new suspension and steering tuning a sharper handling.

Three new exterior colours

The new i30 comes in three new exterior colours: Dark Night, Silky Bronze and Sunset Red. In addition, six existing colours will continue to be available: Polar White, Phantom Black, Engine Red, Stellar Blue, Platinum Silver, and Olivine Grey.

An updated, modern interior design

The interior design of the new i30 also features updates such as more refined and modern air vents.

One new interior garnish colour has been added: Pewter Grey. This is in addition to the existing Black. The seats can be covered in cloth, or a combination of both cloth & leather for a total of four possible options.

Connectivity features

A new 7-inch digital cluster and a new 10.25-inch navigation touchscreen enable a more modern and individual driving experience. It also offers full compatibility with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. From mid-2020, wireless phone mirroring will be introduced, meaning customers do not require a cable to connect their phone. Similarly, the new i30 offers wireless phone charging.

The new i30’s powertrain line-up

The 1.0-litre turbo T-GDI petrol engine with 88kW will be available with a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission, in addition to the previously-available 6-speed manual transmission.

Also new: the 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is now available with 48-volt Mild Hybrid technology for better fuel efficiency and for the first time with a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT).

iMT decouples the engine from the transmission when the accelerator is released to improved fuel efficiency. For those who prefer to drive automatic, the 48-volt Mild Hybrid option is also available with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

The 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine with 100kW now comes standard with a 48V mild hybrid system. It is available with either a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

And at the top of the range is the new 1.5-litre  turbo petrol T-GDI engine with 117lW, which comes standard with 48-volt mild hybrid technology. It is also available with a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

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