Unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, the Hyundai i30 was a small family hatchback that offered good value for money.
As expected from a small city car, the suspension was designed to be comfortable, however, the steering felt fake and wasn’t very precise.
The i30 offered a wide range of engines to choose from, 4 units with a total of six power options. All powerplants had low CO2 emissions.
One of the strongest points was the i30’s cabin. It was fitted with high quality materials and the buttons were simple and well-laid-out.
Standard features included LED running lights, air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and even a multi-function steering wheels, even in the cheapest versions available.
It was easy to get comfortable in the front seats, and even the rear occupants would have had no reasons to complain as the roomy cabin offered great legroom and headroom.
The trunk size was one of the biggest in the class and offered plenty of storage. The low lid made it extremely practical for loading heavier items.
Safety was one of the top priorities, with the i30 featuring ESP, Vehicle Stability Management, ABS, a Brake Assist System, Hill Assist Control and Emergency Stop Signal.
A strong performer on the market, the i30 offered a classy cabin, plenty of space and lots of technology for a competitive price.