The Hyundai i30, refreshed with hybrid technology, is a comprehensive package at the N Line equipment level.
The Hyundai i30 is available in fastback, hatchback and wagon models in four different trim levels. The power line can be selected between diesel, petrol and hybrid with either a manual transmission or a dual-clutch automatic.
So there is plenty of choice. Ilta-Sanomat’s test drive included a light hybrid farm model with sporty N Line equipment, which will be available for the first time in an i30 station wagon. The look of the bow is wider than before. It is further accentuated by the wide LED daytime running lights. The shape of the stern roof line suggests a quick glance at Shooting Brake solutions.
The sportiness of the N-Line is reflected in the slightly modified outer shell on the front grille, new bumpers, rims, headlights and updated interior trim. Especially the desire for advertised sportiness is felt when you first sit in the director’s seat. In the front seats, rigidity has been sought. At first, they just feel hard, but over the miles, you get used to and like seats that provide good support.
If you place fragile items on the floor behind the driver’s seat, you should check the status of the bench’s memory function if you do not want the meringues slipped in a shopping bag to crumble into flour, for example. Namely, the seat slides as needed when leaving the car towards the stern, making it easier to get out.
Less unexpected events are experienced with driving controls and other adjustments. Even the occasional driver can quickly find what he or she wants on the instrument panel, 10.25-inch touchscreen and dashboard.
Hyundai’s new smartphone-based Bluelink service helps, among other things, locate a car if its location has been forgotten. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirrors are also successful.
Fortunately, the chassis is nowhere near stiffened to match the brand’s rally machines, but the surface hardness can be discussed. The sports setting makes the car move more briskly than would be necessary among other traffic on icy winter roads. The overtaking acceleration is quite model. Tire noise is carried in the cabin of the car, but less than 18-inch wheels could be imagined.
The i30 is already capable of quite a bit of performance without driver intervention, but the weather conditions did not encourage extreme experimentation.
Driving assist and protection systems work better than many cars in the same Price Range. The start-up notice may seem like a useless feature on paper, but it makes driving comfortable and safe, for example, when leaving traffic lights. The intersection warning system also proved its worth.
Light hybrid technology brings obvious minimal savings in fuel costs. In severe frosts, an average consumption of 6.4 liters in mixed driving is not a bad achievement. The electric boost feels comfortable on the go, but when driving at a steady pace, its existence is forgotten.
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Although SUVs appeal to customers in every size class, station wagon models are still very popular in Finland. The Hyundai i30 can be an attractive option when looking for a usable and well-equipped family farm with a feather-light sports highlight: with 159 horsepower, the car moves briskly without tearing over-attempt.
Hyundai i30 Wagon 1.5 T-GDI 159 hv 48V hybrid 7-DCT-aut. N Line
Engine R4, turbo, 1 482 cm³, 117 kW (159 hv)/5 500 r/min, 253 Nm/1 500–3 500 r/min
Performance 0–100 km / h 8.8 s, top speed 210 km / h
Consumption 6,1 l / 100 km 95E
CO2 emissions 138 g/km
Transmission A7, front wheel drive
Dimensions p 4,585, l 1,581, h 1,465 mm, wheelbase 2,650 mm, unladen weight 1,412 kg, load compartment 602–1,650 l, tank 50 l
Price EUR 33 390
Used front seats that have proven to be great
Low surface hardness
Otherwise, the spacious car naphtha in the rear seats
Source site www.is.fi