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.
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