2015 Hyundai i30 face-lift - prices, engines, spec and release date

Facelifted Hyundai i30 goes on sale from 26 February 2015, will be priced from £15,195 and gets a new engine range...

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Tom Webster
24 Feb 2015 13:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

The 2015 Hyundai i30 gets a mid-life refresh, which brings a revised set of engines, tweaked looks and a powerful new range-topping model.

It's on sale from 26 February, priced from £15,195 to £24,695, and will be in showrooms in March.

What is it?
As part of its visual refresh, the Hyundai i30 gets a new design of hexagonal grille that brings it into line with the company's other recent models, such as the i20. It also gets a new design of wheel trim on cars equipped with 15-inch wheels and new alloys on cars with bigger wheel sizes.

There's also a new version available, called the Hyundai i30 Turbo. The front-wheel-drive warm hatch uses a turbocharged version of the existing 183bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine.

The i30 Turbo’s suspension has been retuned for more dynamic handling, the steering has been tweaked and the model is equipped with 18in alloy wheels and tyres. It is fitted with 300mm ventilated brake discs at the front and 284mm solid discs at the rear. The Turbo also has a host of design tweaks to differentiate it from standard i30s: it has a different front grille, red detailing on the front and rear bumpers, a new design of front LEDs and twin exhausts. Bi-xenon headlights are standard.

Inside, the Turbo gets a black headlining, sports front seats, a bespoke instrument cluster and contrasting red detailing on the steering wheel, gearknob and door trims.

For the rest of the i30's range, Hyundai’s chassis engineers were tasked with improving the ride and handling balance, while also enhancing refinement.

The firm claims that the i30 has a quieter cabin, while the steering has been tweaked to make it more precise.

The changes apply to the three-door, five-door and estate models.

What engines can I choose from?
The most notable addition is the 183bhp 1.6-litre version from the i30 Turbo, which promises a 0-62mph time of 8.0 seconds and CO2 emissions of 169g/km. Fuel economy is 38.7mpg on average.

The 1.4-litre petrol engine from the i30 has been replaced by an updated version of the same size. This new engine is lighter and more efficient than the old one, with emissions of 129g/km and a 50.4mpg fuel economy.

Buyers will have a choice a 1.6-litre diesel in two states of tune - either 108bhp or 134bhp - with emissions as low as 94g/km.

A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission replaces the old six-speed auto.

How much equipment does it come with?
There are four trim levels to choose from: S, SE, SE Nav and range-topping Premium.

Entry-level S trim comes with Bluetooth, USB, aux input, keyless entry and front electric windows.

SE trim adds 16in alloys, cruise control, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob and rear parking sensors. Sat-nav, electric folding door mirrors and a rear view camera come with SE Nav.

Top-level Premium trim comes with 17in alloys, automatic lights, electronic parking brake, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Safety features and other technology first introduced on the Hyundai i40 and Genesis has filtered down into the i30. It now has a lane-departure warning system in addition to its generous existing kit, which includes cruise control, sat-nav with a 7.0in touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, RDS radio/CD with MP3, iPod, aux and USB inputs and a six-speaker audio system.

It also features fuel-saving technologies including stop-start, low rolling resistance tyres, an alternator management system and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap’ in the front grille.

How much will it cost?
The i30 hatchback starts at £15,195 for the entry-level i30 S, going up to £23,595 for range-topping Premium trim with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission. SE trim starts at £16,495 and SE Nav comes in at £17,495.

The i30 Tourer is priced from £16,895 for S trim, SE starts at £18,195, SE Nav costs £19,495 and Premium is priced from £23,395.

The three-door i30 Turbo costs £22,495 while the five-door version is £22,995.

Can I get a discount?
There are fairly hefty savings available on the i30, and this facelift is unlikely to change this. You should be able to get between £2200 and £2700 off the list price for the i30.