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2021 Hyundai i30 sedan pricing and specs detailed: Adventurous look, big tech to lead the charge against Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla

The i30 Sedan has arrived in Australia.

Hyundai's aggressively styled i30 Sedan has officially arrived in Australia, with the brand today confirming the pricing and specification details of the vehicle it hopes will help it lure customers from the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla.

The Sedan will sell alongside the i30 Hatch for the first time, with the outgoing model previously referred to as the Elantra. Calling both the i30 this time around will help Hyundai in the sales race, with the brand able to combine hatch and sedan figures together for the first time.

The i30 Sedan is much more than a name change, though, with this all-new model debuting a vaguely out-there design philosophy, a tonne of new tech and a more aggressive N-Line variant.

The i30 Sedan range kicks off with the Active trim, available as a six-speed manual ($24,790) or a six-speed automatic ($26,790), before stepping up to the auto-only Elite trim, at $30,790 - all about $1000 more than the hatch. All are powered by Hyundai's petrol-powered 2.0-litre, four-cylinder GDi engine, producing 117kW and 191Nm.

If you have a thirst for power, though, you can step up to the N Line manual ($30,290) or seven-speed DCT automatic ($32,390), or the more fancy-feeling N Line Premium, for $37,290. Those cars get Hyundai's punchy 1.6-litre turbo engine, producing 150kW and 265Nm.

Active cars get a leather-appointed interior, wireless smartphone charging, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a comprehensive safety suite, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist. Elite cars add dual-zone climate control, twin 10.25-inch screens with satellite navigation, a BOSE eight-speaker stereo and DAB+ digital radio.

Inside, the Elite model scores twin 10.25-inch screens. Inside, the Elite model scores twin 10.25-inch screens.

Finally, N Line cars, which will arrive by the end of the year, add a new bodykit with new-look front and rear bumpers, and a new mesh grille. There's twin exhaust tips, LED headlights and taillights, multi-link independent rear suspension and 18-inch alloys, while the N Line Premium adds a sunroof, front parking sensors, 10-way power adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. All of which joins the Australian-developed sport suspension. 

All get a remote start function, adjustable cup holders and adjustable interior lighting, things Hyundai describes as the "special touches".

The i30 Sedan features Hyundai's ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme. The i30 Sedan features Hyundai's ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme.

Perhaps the biggest change is the body styling, with Hyundai's ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme at play here. In the i30 Sedan, it translates to sharp and angular style theme, especially at the rear, which makes it look very different to the hatch. Hyundai says the i30 Sedan will carry 474L (VDA), not just more than the Elantra, but around 100L more than the hatch, too.

“With its sleek, progressive styling inside and out, futuristic, integrated virtual instrument cluster and multimedia system, and powerful, driver-focused N Line variants, i30 Sedan is a fitting new flagship for our popular small car range,” says Hyundai's CEO, Jun Heo.