Hyundai i30 SR Premium Auto: 12 things you need to know

Here’s some things you may be interested about the top-spec sports version of Hyundai’s popular i30 hatch.

Hyundai i30

1. Hyundai’s i30 was Australia’s bestselling car for March, April, May and June this year 

2. The 2016 Series II model will be replaced by an all-new version in late 2017. 

3. The car is quintessentially Korean, but the suspension is locally-tuned and is impressively supple over road lumps and speed bumps.  

4. The Premium SR boasts a black and red leather interior, although some finishes contain polyurethane leather i.e. pleather. Still, it looks sporty with the red contrast stitching throughout.

5. The two front bucket seats are a highlight: sporty and supportive. Side bolstering helps around corners. Electrically adjusted driver’s pew allows perfect positioning and heated front seats are a luxurious bonus.

6. Hyundai claims combined fuel consumption 7.7L/100kms for the Hyundai i30 SR Premium Auto. During our week-long test it consumed 13.8L/100km over 300kms of city and freeway driving. 

7. The 7-inch touch screen satnav and Bluetooth/iPod/USB connectivity are intuitive and easy to use. 

8. The i30 is zippy and a breeze to park with its clear colour rear-view camera.

9. The boot has a so-so capacity of 378 litres and extends to 1316 litres when the rear seats are folded. 

10. The panoramic sunroof deserves attention. Standard on SR Premium and optional on the SR – a worthwhile investment at $2000. 

11. It’s a keyless drive. This takes some getting accustomed to if you’re used to driving with a key. For old school drivers, there is a key shank hidden in the remote as a backup. 

12. The car comes with generous five year unlimited km warranty.

Click here to read to the full review on the Hyundai i30 range.


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