Hyundai i30: Review and Specifications

Specifications and Dynamics of the Hyundai i30

The Hyundai Motor Company introduced the Hyundai i30 in 2007 as the small family car. It ahs the same platform as the Kia cee’d. It is available as a both five door hatchback and station wagon. There is also a choice of either three petrol or two diesel engines and either a manual or automatic transmissions. In the U.S. and Canada, the i30 wagon estate is marketed along with the fourth generation Hyundai Elantra, as Elantra Touring.

At the Frankfurt Auth Show in Frankfurt, Germany in September 2011, the second generation i30 was unveiled.

Why did Hyundai come out with the i30?

The general perception behind buying any Hyundai car was that the people did not care. They were not bothered about whether the look and feel of the car gelled with the surroundings. No one was interested if the interior of the car was completely gray. All that mattered was mediocre handling. It was the cheap, affordable car with low maintenance. Hence, no one bothered about the interiors, look and feel or visual quality offered to them.

It was difficult anyway fro Hyundai to operate in the cheap car segment. This segment did not give much profit as the margins had to be kept low. It seemed a better option to sell cars with a higher perceived value.

The i30 showed to the world the change in the brand’s attitude. The car was specifically designed keeping the European tastes in mind. It was not outstanding. But it had set a standard for Hyundai in terms of the car’s design, engineering and build quality. Moreover, Hyundai kept the prices competitive. To retain its customer loyal base and keep them happy it gave an outstanding warranty package.

The results showed. The i30 was doing group tests along with Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Vauxhall Astra. To supplement the standard 5-door hatchback, the Estate version of the i30 was launched in ht beginning of 2008.

Moreover, the company, in 2010 introduced the entry-level Classic model by modifying some specifications of the i30. A few months later it underwent a further facelift with bumper grille and side mouldings.

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Technical Characteristics of Hyundai i30

Technical Characteristics of 2008 Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi produced by Hyundai (KR).

Body Type Hatchback 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1366 Kg
Length 4245 mm
Height 1480 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Front Track 1546 mm
Rear Track 1544 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 53 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 235Nm @ 1750 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1582 cc
Bore 77 mm
Stroke 85 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 17.3:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 5?J x 15 / 5?J x 15
Standard Tyres 185/65 R 15 / 185/65 R 15
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Transmission 5 speed manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 14.9 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a