When it launched in 2007, the European-focused i30 signalled a real step up for Hyundai; it seemed that the Korean brand was no longer content to pump out cheap and unsophisticated small cars with little appeal.
Thanks to attractive styling, generous interior space and Australian-road specific suspension tuning, the five-door hatch was impressive enough to win CarsGuide Car of the Year in its debut year. Since then, it has fostered a reputation as a high-quality, safe, reliable and enjoyable alternative to favourites like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3. Note that while the wagon was discontinued in 2017, the i30 Sedan replaced the Elantra for the 2021 model year. The base model starts from $23,420, rising to $52,000 for the most expensive version.
This vehicle is also known as Hyundai Elantra GT.