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Hyundai i30 Australia

When it launched in 2007, the i30 signalled a bit of a renaissance for Hyundai; it seemed that the Korean brand was no longer content to pump out cheap cars with little charm and appeal.

Thanks to strong styling, generous interior appointments and specialist suspension tuning for Australian roads, the small-sized i30 hatch – and wagon – was impressive enough to win CarsGuide Car of the Year in 2007. With prices ($20,440-$47,910) and features now well into the realm of the Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Corolla, the Hyundai i30 range, starting with the I30 GO and ending with the I30 N Performance LUX S.roof stands not as a cheap alternative, but as a true competitor.

This vehicle is also known as Hyundai Elantra GT.

Hyundai i30 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai i30 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $20,440 and going to $47,910 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $20,440 $47,910
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,000 $51,686
2018 Hatchback 1.6L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $14,600 $42,250
2017 Hatchback 1.6L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $12,800 $29,993
2016 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,990 $23,870
2016 Wagon 1.6L, ULP, 7 SP AUTO $12,800 $24,860
See All Hyundai i30 Pricing and Specs

Hyundai i30 Colours

  • Polar White
  • Intense Blue
  • Phantom Black
  • Fiery Red
  • Iron Grey
  • Typhoon Silver
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai i30 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai i30 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is my 2013 Hyundai i30 consuming so much fuel?

    That’s definitely higher consumption than I would have expected. Are you driving exclusively in stop-start traffic? If so, that would help explain your consumption, but even then, I’d expect it to be closer to nine or 10 litres per 100km, not 13.

    On that basis, I’d be giving the engine a once over in terms of how its fuel-injectors are working and checking things like fuel filters and pump pressure. A car that is not allowing its engine to warm up properly can also use more fuel than it should, because the computer, sensing that the engine is cooler than it should be, richens the fuel-air mixture to compensate. The cause of that can be something as simple as a dud thermostat or a cooling fan that is not switching off when it should.

    But the other potential piece of the puzzle could be related to your driving style. You claim that the engine never goes beyond 2500rpm, which could mean you are `lugging’ the engine; making it work too hard at too low a speed. Modern four-cylinder engines don’t mind a rev and, in fact, need to be revving beyond a certain speed to be in their happy, most fuel-efficient, zone.

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  • Hyundai i30 2010: EPS light

    It’s tempting to draw the same conclusion as you have, Peter, but it may not be that simple. The fact is, there are numerous reasons a car will throw up a warning light on the dashboard and, in the case of the electrical power-steering in your car that certainly holds true.

    Also, Hyundai was very clear that the recall for the faulty power-steering only concerned those vehicles built between November 1 2009 and April 30 2010. Your car was built after that date, so it shouldn’t be susceptible to the same problem. However, there is often confusion about build dates, so another way to check whether your car was one of the affected ones is to see if its VIN falls within the list of affected VINs according to Hyundai.

    For your references, the affected cars all had VINs between: KMHDC81TMAU064300 and KMHDC51TMAU267226.

    If your car isn’t within those numbers, then the likely cause is something different and a decent workshop should be able to scan the car and discover what is causing the warning light. It could be something really simple.

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  • Hyundai i30 2011: Why is my car stalling?

    This sounds awfully like a sensor problem of some sort. Electronic sensors really do control every aspect of a modern car, from the engine to the dashboard and everything in between. So, it’s conceivable that your problem is the fault of a single sensor that is throwing multiple things out of kilter and causing the problems.

    But why the engine and dashboard at the same time? Because a car’s computer will often take its cues from a variety of sources. Without a properly functioning dashboard (and the information on road-speed the speedometer supplies to the computer) some engines won’t even run at all. The rough running and hard starting could be another symptom of this.

    But don’t rule out something simple like a battery or charging system that is not pulling its weight. Low battery voltage can do strange and random things to a modern, electronically-controlled car.

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  • Volkswagen Golf 2016 or Hyundai i30 2018: Are they reliable?

    A Golf with that mileage after just three or four years on the road is a bit of an anomaly. How has the car been used? Was it a delivery vehicle in a previous life? I’d be asking some tough questions and diving deep into the vehicle’s service history to find out how it’s been driven and serviced before taking the plunge, because that mileage is about double what I’d expect from this make and model.

    The biggest potential reliability glitch with this car is the DSG transmission. While VW claimed that all the evils were fixed by the time the Golf 7 came out in 2013, experience suggests that there are still some examples of this gearbox giving trouble. Symptoms include a loss of drive, poor shift quality, shuddering on take-off and a gearbox that seemingly loses the plot on occasions.

    And I’m afraid your alternative rings a few alarm bells as well. The Hyundai also uses a double-clutch style transmission and while it hasn’t suffered the litany of problems that the VW unit has caused over the years, it’s still a bit of an unknown quantity. Certainly, some customers seem to be unhappy with the unit in terms of its longevity and replacement clutch packs are not unknown.

    Also, you seem to have a knack for finding cars with double the expected kilometres on board. I’d expect a 2018 i30 to be showing closer to 25,000km than the 50,000km on the one you’re considering. Cars with higher than expected mileage can be bargains, but you’ve really got to dig into their past to ensure they haven’t been abused or suffered from poor servicing.

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Hyundai i30 Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai i30 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.7L/100km for Hatchback /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 4.7L/100km 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 4.5L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 4.5L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 4.5L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Wagon 4.8L/100km 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 6L/100km 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai i30 Pricing and Specs for 2020

Hyundai i30 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai i30 Hatchback and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2019 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1470x1780x4300 mm 140 mm
2016 Wagon 1500x1780x4485 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i30 Dimensions

Hyundai i30 Interior

A large floating screen measuring 8.0 inches sits prominently in the i30’s dashboard, boasting features such as satellite navigation, USB input and smartphone mirroring – at least in higher grades. Although swathed in hard plastic trim, the touch points of the i30 are good, including the option of leather seats, steering wheel and shifter. Space is also ample in the small hatchback, as seen in these images, and boot space is certainly usable.

Hyundai i30 Boot Space

The Hyundai i30 has a boot space size of 395 Litres.
Hyundai i30 Boot space

Hyundai i30 Towing Capacity

The Hyundai i30 has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 1300kg 1600kg
2019 Hatchback 1300kg 1600kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 1600kg
2017 Hatchback 1300kg 1300kg
2016 Hatchback 1300kg 1300kg
2016 Wagon 1400kg 1500kg
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Hyundai i30 Wheel Size

The Hyundai i30 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Wagon 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i30 Wheel Sizes