2015 Hyundai i30 Turbo Joins New i30 Five-Door and Tourer in Europe

i30 turboBig launch day for Hyundai Europe! The new i20 Coupe, i30 and i30 Turbo, and a fresh i40 are all official. The style has a cohesive family look with a classy single-frame grille and very chic LED lighting for even these low-price eco hatches.

The i30 Turbo has a subtle sportification to its grille that blacks out a new grille insert, adds color-accented splitter pieces and dresses the cabin in some stylish red accents as well.

The Turbo makes 186-horsepower and delivers an 8.0-second sprint to 62-mph. i30 turbo led

2015 Hyundai i30 Turbo

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  • New i30 Turbo model with 186 PS, 1.6-litre T-GDI engine tops the range
  • Refreshed design for New i30 to boost its appeal
  • New engine and transmission line-up enhances efficiency and driveability

High Wycombe, 10 December 2014 – Hyundai Motor has today introduced a range of enhancements to the New i30 range, including the addition of a range-topping i30 Turbo, a more performance-oriented model delivering a Nürburgring-tuned 186PS and featuring exclusive sporty design features.  The complete range has been enhanced with improved engines, a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, safety and comfort features and refreshed exterior design, intended to make Hyundai’s top-selling model even more appealing.

On sale from 2015, the New i30 range boasts improved engine efficiency across the new car’s three bodystyles:  three-door, five-door and Tourer.  The new model range offers fuel consumption as low as 78.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 94 g/km.

Refreshed, sophisticated exterior design

Hyundai Motor’s European design team has applied upgrades to the exterior, refreshing the look that has attracted positive feedback from consumers when the second generation was launched in 2012.

At the front, a new accentuated hexagonal grille defines the New i30 as a quintessential member of the Hyundai family. Further design enhancements increase the appeal of New i30 among C-segment customers, including the newly designed alloy wheels (16- and 17-inch), as well as three new exterior colours: Polar White, Orange Caramel and Jet Black.

Enhanced, efficient engine range

The New i30 is available with an expanded choice of engines – all Euro6 compliant – with power outputs ranging from 100 ps to 186 ps and CO2 emissions from as low as 94 g/km.

Buyers will have a choice of two diesel options – a1.6-litre engine available in two power output versions of 110 ps and 136 ps. Customers who prefer petrol can select from a 1.4-litre 100 ps or 1.6-litre 120 ps naturally-aspirated engine or the new 1.6-litre 186 ps Turbo-GDI engine. 

The 100 ps 1.4-litre Gamma engine has been replaced by a newly developed four-cylinder Kappa unit. This 1352 cc engine is significantly lighter than its predecessor, the Gamma 1.4-litre engine. At only 87 kg, the engine’s base weight has been reduced by 14 kg, resulting in lower fuel consumption of 50mpg and CO2 emissions of 129 g/km CO2.

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). This option replaces the previous compact, conventional six-speed torque-converter automatic and it will deliver greater fuel efficiency while at the same time increasing acceleration.

Fuel saving technologies included: Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap’ in the front grille.

For improved active safety, the Hyundai Land Departure Warning System (LDWS) has will be available (available subject to market specification).

High-performance New i30 Turbo

For buyers looking for a more dynamic drive and distinctive styling, Hyundai is adding a new top-of-the-range Turbo model to the 2015 i30 line-up.

Powered by a 186 PS, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the New i30 Turbo has been developed with a focus on sporty driving dynamics and everyday usability. Acceleration to 62mph is achieved in 8.0 seconds and top speed is 136mph.

To complement the 28 per cent increase in power and 38 per cent increase in torque (over the 1.6 GDI model), the i30 Turbo is fitted with sports suspension tuning, new 18-inch wheels and tyres and more direct steering (2.78 turns lock-to-lock).

The New i30 Turbo will be available on the five-door and three-door models, in a range of unique paint finishes including the new colour: Jet Black –only available for the Turbo model.

Exterior design features bespoke to the New i30 Turbo highlight the car’s sporty character including 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 i30 has been designed and engineered at Hyundai Motor‘s European Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany and will be built in the region, at the company’s plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

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Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty

Like all new Hyundai models, the New i30 is backed up by Hyundai’s unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. This care programme provides customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.

Technical data:


Engine Diesel
  1.6 ‘U’ 1.6 ‘U’
Capacity 1582 cc 1582 cc
Power 110 PS (81 kW)@ 4000 rpm 136 PS (100 kW)@ 4000 rpm
Torque 280 Nm @ 1500-3000 rpm (MT)300 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm (7DCT) 280 Nm @ 1500-3000 rpm (MT)300 Nm @ 1750-2500 (7DCT)
Manual 6 6
Automatic 7DCT 7DCT
CO2 (combined) 94 – 115 g/km
Fuel Cons.(combined) 3.6 – 4.4 l/100 km


Engine Petrol
  1.4 Kappa 1.6 Gamma   1.6 T-GDI Gamma
Capacity 1368 cc 1591 cc   1591 cc
Power 100 PS (74 kW) @ 6000 rpm 120 PS (88 kW) @ 6300 rpm   186 PS (137 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 134 Nm@ 3500 rpm 156 Nm@ 4850 rpm   265 Nm @ 1500-4500 rpm
Manual 6 6   6
Automatic 6  
CO2 (combined) 129 – 138 g/km 145 – 158 g/km 169 g/km
Fuel Cons. (combined) 5.6 – 6.0 l/100km 6.3 – 6.8 l/100 km 7.3 l/100 km


Exterior dimensions (mm)

Overall length 4300
Overall width 1780 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height 1470
Wheelbase 2650
Front overhang 880
Rear overhang 770
Front track 1549 – 1569     depending on wheel / tyre combination
Rear track 1557 – 1571     depending on wheel / tyre combination
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About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2013 sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

About Hyundai Motor Europe

In 2013, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 422,930 units, taking a new-car market share of 3.4%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% are built at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combined annual capacity of 500,000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across 2.500 outlets.

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top ten car manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 77,500 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs over 3000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.

Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.i30 turbo

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