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Hyundai i30 Fastback review

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Hyundai i30 Fastback
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14 Feb 2018 17:26 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:04

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

It’s safe to say Hyundai is not known for its visually exciting interiors, and the i30 Fastback is no different. Most of the areas you touch regularly feel pleasant enough on your fingertips, while big, easy-to-press buttons adorn the dashboard. In terms of fit and finish, the i30 Fastback is more than a match for most cars in this class. Still, we just wish there was a touch more flair and drama to the design of the interior.

The i30 Fastback is a good place in which to sit, with well-placed pedals and a driver’s seat that is comfortable and supportive. Electric lumbar adjustment is standard on all models.

In terms of infotainment, all models get an 8.0in colour touchscreen with sat-nav, Bluetooth, DAB radio and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring. Although it's not the most graphically sharp system out there, it is easy to navigate and quick to respond.

What is disappointing, however, is the lack of rearward visibility. Thanks to the tapering roofline, all you can see in the rear view mirror is the dark headliner. This is far from ideal and looks a bit like a design oversight that Hyundai couldn’t be bothered to fix.

 

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There are 13 trims available for the i30 hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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Entry-level S models come with 15in alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a DAB radio, USB connection, Bluetooth, a multi-function steering wheel, automatic emergency braking, lane departure co...View trim
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SE
SE trim adds 16in alloy wheels, front foglights, a 5.0in colour touchscreen, rear parking sensors with camera and a leather steering wheel to S trim...View trim
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SE Nav
SE Nav adds an integrated sat-nav and takes the screen size to 8.0in, as well as bringing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We don’t see the need to spend any more money than this...View trim
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Go SE
This limited-edition trim is based on SE Nav, but adds bigger alloys, dual-zone climate control and some bespoke styling upgrades. Not a bad deal given the relatively small price premium...View trim
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SE Nav
SE Nav adds an integrated sat-nav and takes the screen size to 8.0in, as well as bringing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We don’t see the need to spend any more money than this...View trim
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N Line
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Premium
Premium trim brings 17in alloy wheels, climate control, an electronic parking brake, electric seats in artificial leather, heated front seats and front and rear parking sensors, as well as addition...View trim
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Premium
Premium trim brings 17in alloy wheels, climate control, an electronic parking brake, electric seats in artificial leather, heated front seats and front and rear parking sensors, as well as addition...View trim
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Premium SE
Range-topping Premium SE trim rounds things off with a panoramic sunroof, real leather seats and a heated steering wheel. We’d stick to the cheaper SE Nav trim...View trim
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Premium SE
Range-topping Premium SE trim rounds things off with a panoramic sunroof, real leather seats and a heated steering wheel. We’d stick to the cheaper SE Nav trim...View trim
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N
Even the entry-level i30N hot hatch offers more toys than its rivals, including 18in alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, LED headlights, sports seats, red brake calipers, automatic lights and wipers, p...View trim
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N Performance
Move up to the Performance model and, as well as the limited-slip differential, 19in wheels, sticky tyres and sports exhaust that make the Performance model go quicker and sound better, you add lux...View trim
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