Joining the 3rd generation i20 at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show is this updated i30 range that includes the N Line Wagon for the first time.
The regular i30’s styling is in line with Hyundai’s latest design language featuring wider grille with an accentuated 3D pattern, slimmer LED headlamps, V-shaped signature LED DRLs, LED rear combination lamps with V-shaped signature, a new rear bumper design, and new, redesigned diamond-cut 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels.
The motorsport-inspired N Line variants on the other side have been spiced up with sporty bumpers, black grille, black ORVMs, black roof, and of course, real tailpipes at the rear. Rounding off the N Line looks are a new, 17-inch or 18-inch wheel designs.
The new i30 also gets 3 new exterior colors: Dark Night, Silky Bronze and Sunset Red.
The fresh interiors feature refined and modern air vents. Three new interior garnish colors have been added: Pewter Gray, Ebony Brown and Charcoal Gray. The N Line as we can see above, features an all-Black theme with Red contrast stitching.
Technologies inside include a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Android Auto & Apple Car Play compatibility, wireless smartphone charging, and Bluelink Connected Car Services.
In addition, the i30 range also gets an improved Hyundai SmartSense advanced safety package. It includes Lane Following Assist (LFA), Rear Collision-avoidance Assist (RCA), Leading vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Front Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection and bicycle detection, Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA).
Another new feature is the ‘eCall’ that automatically contacts emergency services in case the airbags are deployed.
L-R: Wagon, Hatchback, Fastback
As for the business end of the story, the new i30 N Line hatchback and fastback features tuning updates for the suspension and steering in combination with the 1.5L T-GDi (160 hp) and 1.6L diesel (136 hp) engines. More information on the wagon will probably be available at a later date.
Other engines for the i30 include a new 110 hp 1.5-litre petrol unit paired with a 6-speed manual transmission; a 120 hp 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol engine paired with either a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual transmission; and a 115 hp 1.6-litre diesel engine paired with either a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual transmission.
As for mild-hybrids, there’s a 120 hp 1.0-litre T-GDI unit paired with a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). The iMT decouples the engine from the transmission after the driver releases the accelerator. This allows the car to enter into two possible levels of coasting, depending on the conditions. With the first level, the engine is idling. With the second level, the engine is additionally temporarily turned off to save even more fuel. A 7-speed DCT is also available as an option.
At the top of the range is a new 160 hp 1.5-litre T-GDI engine (with 48-volt MHEV tech) paired with either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT.