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HYUNDAI i30 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 2007
Engines: Mild hybrid, Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback
 

2020 - Present

After a successful start in 2016, the compact hatchback from Hyundai, the i30, has received a facelift in February 2020 with a new design, signed by Peter Schreyer. The former designer from Audi-Volkswagen, Peter Schreyer, was in charge of the design for the whole Kia-Hyundai range after its arrival in the Korean group in 2006. His ideas completely changed the way these two brands look and, a...

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mild hybrid engines:

  HYUNDAI i30 1.0L T-GDi 48V 6MT (120 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.0L T-GDi 48V 7AT (120 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.5L T-GDi 48V 6iMT (160 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.5L T-GDi 48V 7AT (160 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.6L CRDi 48V 6iMT (136 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.6L CRDi 48V 7AT (136 HP)

gasoline engines:

  HYUNDAI i30 1.0L T-GDi 6MT (120 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.0L T-GDi 7AT (120 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.5L DPi 6MT (110 HP)

diesel engines:

  HYUNDAI i30 1.6L CRDi 6MT (115 HP)

  HYUNDAI i30 1.6L CRDi 7AT (115 HP)

2018 - 2020

Needless to say, Hyundai’s been offering pretty good options for the past few years, keeping the prices low. The i30 was no exception, it was a budget car with a well-balanced package included. Compared to the older generations of the i30, the 2018 model came with redesigned lines, somehow positioning the compact into the elegant category. Even if the i30 was a small compact, there was mor...

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2016 - 2018

Hyundai chose the 2016 Paris Motor Show to unveil the third generation of its compact-sized contender, the i30, after only five years on the market for its predecessor. Changing generations that soon was a strategy used by the Japanese carmakers in the late '80s-early '90s proved effective. Moreover, the Korean carmaker seemed like it learned that lesson and successfully applied it ...

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2012 - Present

Unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, the Hyundai i30 was a small family hatchback that offered good value for money. As expected from a small city car, the suspension was designed to be comfortable, however, the steering felt fake and wasn’t very precise. The i30 offered a wide range of engines to choose from, 4 units with a total of six power options. All powerplant...

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2007 - 2011

The first generation of the i30 came at the right time and the right moment. It was one of the best compact-segment vehicles introduced in 2007. Just before the world financial crisis burst the automotive industry into tears, the Hyundai-Kia carmaker introduced the i30-cee'd duo on the market. They both shared the same platform, and compact-segment customers appreciated the new design. ...

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