2015 Hyundai i30 facelift unveiled – IAB Report


Aravind Jayachandran,

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Features a range-topping Turbo variant

The 2015 Hyundai i30 which brings in visual and technical changes in tow has been unveiled.

New i30 New i30 Turbo
Comes with minor visual changes.

It comes with minor visual changes, such as new exterior colors (Jet Black, Orange Caramel and Polar White), a slightly redesigned hexagonal grille, and updated selection of alloy rims.

New i30 Turbo  front 3 quarter
Biggest change is the introduction of range-topping Turbo variant.

The biggest change of them all is the introduction of a range-topping Turbo variant that will be available in both 3-door and 5-door guises. The model packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that is similar to 204 hp unit that powers the Kia Cee’d, but is detuned to produce 186 hp and 265 Nm of torque. In favor of enthusiast, the Turbo variant will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission.

New i30 Turbo engine
The new Turbo variant is capable of 186 hp.

This helps the i30 Turbo to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 219 km/h. It also sits on a sports suspension that is tuned for better handling.

New i30 Turbo side
Exterior of i30 Turbo is fitted with an aggressive body kit.

To compliment its sporty characteristics, the exterior is fitted with an aggressive body kit that includes sportier bumpers, deeper side skirts as well as a dual exhaust system at the rear. The interior feature sport seats, contrast stitching, dynamic instrument cluster and black headlining.

New i30 Turbo interior (2)
The new i30 features sports seats, dynamic instrument cluster.

Otherwise, the models under the Turbo are available with the same engine lineup as before: a 1.6-liter turbo diesel offered in two power levels (110 hp and 136 hp). Both produce a torque output of 280 Nm with a 6-speed manual gearbox, and 300 Nm with a seven-speed automatic unit. Petrol engines include a base 1.4-liter capable of producing 100 hp and 134 Nm, and a larger 1.6-liter engine that outputs 120 hp and 156 Nm.

The facelifted Hyundai i30 and i30 Turbo will go on sale in the first half of 2015. Prices have not been disclosed yet.

More details are available in the press release below the gallery.

2015 Hyundai i30 Turbo – Image Gallery

2015 Hyundai i30 – Press Release

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