New Hyundai i30: internal, external and engine updates — now with a 48V hybrid system

The Korean company has revealed further details on the new Hyundai i30, revealing that all three versions of the model (sedan, Fastback and wagon) have received important updates, in design as well as in safety and connectivity, and are for the first time offered with powertrains electrified through a 48V hybrid system.

The update also concerns the N Line set-up, which will also be available for the first time on the new i30 Wagon in addition to the sedan and Fastback versions. The model features numerous revamped details such as the new front and rear bumpers, a grid with a 3D graphic pattern and the new LED V headlights (DRL). New 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels also make their debut, which enhance the side view of the model.


Inside the new Hyundai i30 is equipped with state-of-the-art connectivity, with a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and a new 10.25-inch touchscreen navigator that guarantee a more modern and personalized driving experience together with Bluelink technology and wireless charging of the smartphone.

The safety package has also been updated and now includes the new Hyundai SmartSense assisted driving functions, including Lane Following Assist (LFA), Rear Collision-avoidance Assist (RCA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA). In addition, the Automatic Emergency Braking system has been improved and is now able to detect not only cars but also pedestrians and cyclists.

The new Hyundai i30 offers a wide range of hybrid powertrains, designed to offer customers even greater freedom of choice. For the first time, the 48 volt light hybrid technology will be available on the i30, available on both petrol and diesel engines.

At the top of the range is the new 160-liter 1.5-liter T-GDI 48V engine combined with a 7DCT dual clutch transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission (iMT). The iMT disconnects the engine from the transmission after the driver releases the accelerator, allowing the car to enter coasting mode and thus ensuring further fuel savings.

The Hyundai i30 will arrive at dealerships in the summer with a five-year warranty with unlimited kilometers.

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