Designed in Germany and noticeably European-inspired, i30 capitalises on an honor-winning pedigree to deliver fashionable styling, intelligent technology and innovative interior refinement in a dynamic package.
The i-30 and Cee'd both ride remarkably well, given that they also handle – a very tricky balance to strike. It may lack that certain Germanic something that makes cars like the VW Golf feel so cosseting, but it’s really not that far off.
The Hyundai i-30’s small petrol engines don’t do much for it in the performance stakes. In fact the only option that can muster halfway respectable figures is the larger of the two diesels.
It’s a bit of a leap of faith, but the i-30 is quite cool right now, turning heads and sparking debate as it passes. Who knows if that’ll last, but at the very least it’s got people talking.
Nothing to worry about here – Hyundai have been building decent, reliable cars for a while and besides, there’s a monster warranty as back-up if anything does go wrong.
While the i-30 may not handle quite like the BMW 1-Series it’s so clearly trying to resemble, there’s still a composed and entertaining chassis to exploit, supported by direct and informative steering.
As family hatchbacks go, the i-30 ticks the required boxes. It’s got five-doors and a boot, is relatively spacious in the back and has folding rear seats. No strokes of genius, but none required.
Expect the hyundai i-30 to hold its value fairly well. Couple that with its relatively cheap initial purchase price and you’re on to a winner. Hyundai also offers a five year warranty with this, so you’ve nothing to worry about should something go pop.