At a glance
- New price: £15,295 - £23,695
- Used price: £4,885 - £15,705
- Insurance group: 6 - 13 Get quotes
- Impressive 890-mile range
- Low CO2 emissions
- Good quality interior
- More expensive than previous model
- Discounts may be harder to get
The second generation of the Hyundai i30 is another leap forward for the Korean car maker. It is now a stylish family car with efficient petrol and diesel engines. The first generation that was launched in 2007 was quite a staid design but this new model is a good-looking car. The LED daytime running lights give the Hyundai i30 a graceful looking front end while the crease lines on the sides and the well sculpted rear makes this one of the most attractive cars in the sector. The real bonus for buyers is that there is real substance under the skin of the i30. It may not be as good to drive as a Ford Focus but in practical terms the i30 is a strong proposition for prospective car buyers in the small family sector. Why? The engines are greener and the build quality inside and out has vastly improved. Add to this low insurance, competitive pricing and a five-year warranty, and the i30 gives the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus a run for their money.
Facelift in 2015 brings new equipment and engines
Hyundai added some new kit and more efficient engine and gearbox combinations in 2015. The Classic model was replaced by the i30 S, which came as standard with keyless entry, air conditioning and steering wheel remote control.
What owners say about this car
Very easy to turn and park and power steering very light and parking sensors help also. Read owner review
With a 2 year old child, the fact its a 5 door is great but it feels a lot roomier... Read owner review
For me it is the hatchback - plenty of load space. Easy to fold the back seats. Read owner review