Is there anything interesting about its design?
This new generation i30 arrived in April 2017 looking like a hatch Audi could (and probably should) have built, with that low, wide grille and its cleaner, sharper design. The tail-lights look more serious and restrained and more than a little Golf-like, while the side profile is sleek with less curvaceous wheel arches. It's a more grown-up looking car than the previous model, and looks ready to size up the Golf.
That interior is verging into Golf territory, too, with a high quality fit and finish. There are soft-touch window sills in the front and back (normally it's hard plastic for the rear passengers), that enormous touchscreen looks great, as do the seats, the door trims and the door frames look well-crafted and smooth, even the thick carpet over the boot floor has a premium feel.
The new i30's dimensions have changed, and at 4340mm end-to-end it's 40mm longer than the one before it, 15mm wider at 1795mm across, and 15mm shorter in height at 1470mm tall.