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Boosted i30 on the cards


HYUNDAI Europe has enhanced its i30 hatchback and along with the update has announced the inclusion of a new turbo model.

New model

The i30 Turbo will be the new range-topping model with a Nürburgring-tuned 137kW motor and a sportier exterior. Other changes to the range include improved engines, a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and better safety and comfort features.

Hyundai claim that it will go from 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds. It also features a sports suspension, 18-inch wheels and tyres and more direct steering (2.78 turns lock-to-lock).

Exterior design features of the i30 Turbo include a new radiator grille, front and rear bumper with red detailing, new front LED design, twin exhausts and 18-inch alloy wheels. New interior design features include sports front seats, sports instrument cluster and contrasting red details on the steering wheel, gear knob and door trims.

New exterior design

At the front, the new hexagonal grille brings the i30 more in tune with the Hyundai family look while there are also newly designed alloy wheels (16 and 17-inch), as well as three new exterior colours: polar white, orange caramel and jet black.

Other engines

Overseas markets will have two diesel options, both 1.6-litre units with outputs of either 81kW or 100kW. There is also the familiar 88kW 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The 1.6-litre diesel and the 1.6-litre petrol GDI engines are also now available with the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).

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