The new generation Hyundai i30, born in Germany and build in Europe. It ensures of providing flawless ownership experience. It comes in both gasoline and diesel versions, though petrol version is ruled out here and both automatic and manual transmission are available with 6 speed levels. The Gamma (gasoline version) 1.6 MT/AT GDi offers displacement of 1591cc. The Cam type is DOHC/ IN/EX-CVVT offering max power of 95.3/6300 kW/rpm and max torque 157/4850 Nm/rpm. For the U2 (diesel) 1.6 128 PS displacement offered is 1582cc with Cam of type DOHC giving max power of 94/4000 kW/rpm and max torque of 260/1900-2700 Nm/rpm. The brake types are disc and steering is Rack and Pinion and MDPS( Motor driven power steering). The dimensions of the car are 4300mm x 1780mm x1470mm and min turning radius of 5.3m. For those who love the adrenaline rush at high speeds the top speed achievable in gasoline version is 195km/hr and in diesel engine version is 197km/hr. With 5 yr unlimited warranty (in Europe excluding some countries) coupled with 5yr road side assistance and vehicle health check Hyundai promises its customers endless peace & satisfaction.
The best of everything is put in to form this car, may it be the high-tensile strength steel or the advanced climate testing to protect the car from corrosion and wear, supreme safety features, techniques to maximize mileage and reduce weight. With the brilliant Fluidic design the car is ‘poetry in motion’. The car is smooth on every kind of terrain available in Europe and also on curves and turns. There’s also a unique FLEX STEERING power assisted steering with three response levels. The normal mode gives a fine-tuned response to city driving. The comfort mode allows handling the vehicle perfectly on congested roads. The 3rd mode being the Sport mode provides good speed and all these modes can be chose from a simple button on the steering.
With beautiful dual colour upholstery the cabin gives a classic look. Among safety features there are LED day time lighting with an option of Xenon headlamps featuring adaptive front lighting system. The rear combination lamps and first in segment rear fog lamps have just set an example for the rest. An emergency brake signal is there to prevent collisions from the rear. For safer passenger entry and exit there is option of ORVMs and door handles can have spotlights. The AFLS technology sets the light beam optimally even on curvy roads. All the i30 engines have the optional ‘Blue Drive’ technology feature to increase fuel economy and lesser CO2 emission. There is a dual zone air conditioning which allows each passenger to set their own ideal temperature. And in the entertainment section, there is 6-speaker audio system including CD and MP3 player. The vehicle has huge cargo space of 378l and 1316l when rear seats are folded.
Hyundai always keeps Safety as its priority which can be seen in the form of 9 airbags with front, side and curtain airbags with an optional knee air bag. The rear view camera displays the ‘behind screen’ on the navigation screen and unlike the Santa Fe, here also audio warning signal is sounded when there is an obstacle at back. To enjoy the open air driving experience you can open the panoramic sun roof with just a click.
The exteriors come with varied front grill and ORVMs style option; body coloured and foldable ORVMs with turn indicator. There’s lot to discover on the interiors, with the safety power window, seatback pockets, centre armrest, glove box, beverage box, 7’’ coloured touch navigation screen with voice recognition and Bluetooth control, automatic window defogging and air ionizer. In the entertainment section there is USB, ipod, Aux ports to never allow a boring moment during travelling.
There are almost 11 colours available for the exteriors and a no. of interior fabric options. The car is truly a marvel in itself, drive this car and ‘experience the experience’ like none other.