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HYUNDAI I30 TOURER

1.0T GDi Premium 5dr DCT

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Hyundai's improved i30 Tourer estate might be all the vehicle you'll ever need. Jonathan Crouch reports

Background

The i30 is, according to Hyundai, 'more than just a model' but 'a whole family of cars', consisting of three body types with unique characters united by 'coherent, timeless design'. Make of that what you will. Here, we're looking at an improved version of the Tourer estate version, which is a great choice if you want to impress somebody with quite how far Korean cars have come. Thanks to a 620-litre boot, you certainly won't need to pack light.

Driving Experience

As you'd expect, the Tourer model drives just like its hatch counterpart. The engines on offer are the same as those on offer in that hatch variant - which means that they've been much improved as part of the recent round of updates to this third generation design. The volume 1.0-litre T-GDI 120PS petrol unit can now be ordered with 7-speed auto transmission for the first time. But the key news is that this volume 1.0-litre petrol unit now comes with 48-volt Mild Hybrid technology for better fuel efficiency and for the first time with a 6-speed iMT Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). 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. For those who prefer to drive automatic, the 48-volt Mild Hybrid option is also available with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The 136PS version of the 1.6-litre diesel also gets the 48-volt mild hybrid set-up - and the same two-way transmission choice. Across the i30 range, Hyundai has improved its SmartSense advanced safety package with 'Lane Following Assist, ' 'Rear Collision-avoidance Assist' and 'Leading vehicle Departure Alert'.

Design and Build

With most small estate cars, the designers are given the unenviable brief of working with the existing 'hard points' of the hatchback model, merely grafting a conservatory onto the back and hoping that it looks halfway cohesive. The i30 Tourer isn't like that, delivering a very neat piece of styling, with a sharply rising beltline giving it a poised, aggressive look. There's plenty of luggage space too, offering 602-litres with the rear seats in position. Fold down the 60:40-split rear seats and this expands to a hefty 1,650-litres. As for the changes made to this revised model, well the front is now characterised by a wider-looking, more modern stance. The wider grille features an accentuated 3D pattern that emphasises what Hyundai hopes is a more agile look. It's flanked by restyled, slimmer headlamps with optional multifaceted reflector MFR LED technology and smarter V-shaped signature LED daytime running lights. As before, 53% of the underlying framework is fashioned from Advanced High Strength Steel. Inside, there are fewer changes, though there's a new 7-inch digital instrument cluster screen and a fresh 10.25-inch navigation touchscreen for top models. Across the range, the air vents have been restyled and there's also an extra interior garnish colour ('Pewter Grey') if you don't like the usual black. The seats can be covered in cloth - or in a combination of cloth and leather. Otherwise, things are much as before. The cabin architecture doesn't quite have the quality feel of a Volkswagen Group product but it's not too far off and the interior's certainly practical enough. When customers choose power seats, these can be adjusted in 10-ways including lumber support. Two adults can fit comfortably on the back seat. And there's an optional panoramic glass roof to fit with the current segment trend.

Market and Model

Hyundai quickly realised that it couldn't achieve its global ambitions by maintaining a pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap philosophy and has instead adopted a strategy with rather more potential for building the brand. The aggressive pricing remains, but now quality has improved drastically and Hyundai is trying to differentiate itself in terms of equipment levels. Prices start at around £21,500 and there are 'SE Connect' and 'Premium' equipment levels. As for specification levels across the range, well Hyundai isn't holding back. There's dual-zone climate control to ensure a comfortable environment for all occupants during long journeys. Plus niceties like a panoramic sunroof and a heated steering wheel are optional, as is a Navigation system you operate via an 8-inch touchscreen on the dash. Safety has been a particular feature of the development of this car. The key news is that all variants get Autonomous Emergency Braking, a system that scans the road ahead as you drive, the set-up looking for potential collision hazards. If one is detected, you'll be warned. If you don't respond - or aren't able to - the brakes will automatically be applied to decrease the severity of any resulting accident. Other key i30 safety features include a 'Driver Attention Alert' system, 'Smart Cruise Control', a 'Blind Spot Detector, 'Rear-Cross Traffic Alert', a 'Lane Keeping Assist System', a 'Speed Limit Information Function' and 'High Beam Assist'. Pluds you can also now have 'Lane Following Assist, ' 'Rear Collision-avoidance Assist' and 'Leading vehicle Departure Alert'.

Cost of Ownership

The introduction of new engine technology has kept Hyundai right on the pace of the class best when it comes to WLTP efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions. These can be as low as 120g/km if you opt for the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, which also manages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle in base-spec form. In conventional form, the base 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit puts out 119g/km of CO2 and manages 54.3mpg in base-spec form. Fuel saving technologies include Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing 'active air flap' in the front grille, similar to the technology offered on the Ford Focus. All of this is aided by a slippery drag coefficient. Satisfied owners will tell you that the i30 proposition is about a whole lot more than just a five year warranty with a car thrown in for good measure, but there's no doubt that the comprehensive after-sales package does remain a major attraction for city segment customers. It's a really good unlimited mileage deal that also includes annual vehicle health checks and roadside assistance to add peace of mind.

Summary

We judge Hyundai by higher standards these days and, by and large, this improved third generation i30 Tourer estate largely meets them. It's practical as it needs to be and the engine updates, safety enhancements and interior improvements bring it back into strong contention with key segment rivals like the Ford Focus Estate and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. Where the car still falls a little flat is in terms of personality and charismatic interior design. Remember though, that these judgements are against the very best in the class and when price and equipment levels are taken into account, the i30 Tourer states its case quite eloquently. Hyundai remains a work in progress but at this rate, the sky's the limit for the Korean giant.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency61.40mpg
Emissions
Emissions121.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed122mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 10.25" touchscreen centre console display satellite navigation including traffic messaging channel, map care and live services
  • Android Auto
  • Apple car play
  • Blind spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Driver's supervision instrument cluster with 7" LCD display
  • Dusk sensor
  • e-Call (Emergency button system)
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane departure warning system with lane keep assist - LKAS
  • Lane follow assist
  • Parking system with rear camera and guidance system
  • PAS
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Trip computer
  • Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicator
  • Wireless phone charging pad

Entertainment

  • 2 front and 2 rear speakers with 2 tweeters
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • USB ports in centre console

Exterior Features

  • 1 speed non intermittent rear windscreen wiper
  • Adjustable intermittent front windscreen wipers with aero wiper blade
  • Automatic defog system for front windscreen
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlight with follow me home function
  • Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
  • Black finish window surrounds
  • Black radiator grille with chrome inserts
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Door mirror puddle lights
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electric windows - front and rear with anti-trap mechanism and one touch control (driver window)
  • Front/rear fog lights
  • Hidden rear diffuser exhaust
  • LED daytime running lights integrated into headlamp
  • MFR - LED headlights
  • Rear LED lights
  • Rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light
  • Rear windows and tailgate privacy glass
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Smart high beam headlights
  • Standard design body coloured bumpers
  • Static Cornering lights
  • Tinted glass with windscreen shade band

Interior Features

  • 12V power outlets in front console and luggage compartment
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Active head restraints
  • Centre console storage
  • Chrome effect interior door handles
  • Cloth/artificial leather upholstery
  • Driver seat electric lumbar adjustment
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Electric adjust driver's seat
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front armrest with storage box
  • Front cupholders
  • Front head restraints with vertical and horizontal adjustment
  • Front passenger's seat manual adjustment
  • Front passenger's seat manual height adjustment
  • Front, rear and luggage compartment interior lights
  • Glove compartment
  • Grey roof liner
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated function steering wheel
  • Interior front map reading light
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Luggage board
  • Luggage cargo net
  • Rear armrest with cupholder
  • Rear head restraints

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Airbags - front, front side and curtain airbags
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Curtain airbag roll over sensor
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • Electronic stability control
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Front seatbelt reminder
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Security

  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Deadlocks
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control central locking
  • Smart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button
  • Speed sensitive automatic door locking

Wheels

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Michelin Tyre brand
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    107
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    121

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    998
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    84
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    61.4
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    64.2
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    51.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    52.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    120
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    T GDI
  • Coin Series
    Premium
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    11E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    5
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11.4
  • Engine Power - BHP
    120
  • Engine Power - KW
    88
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    127
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    17.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    172
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    122

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1455
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4585
  • Wheelbase
    2650
  • Width
    1795
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2039

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1870
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1650
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    602
  • Max. Loading Weight
    599
  • Max. Roof Load
    80
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    300
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1271
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.6
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Customer Reviews

   
Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"2 weeks ago"

Scott Wall

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"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

"3 weeks ago"

Olivia Creemer

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"Brilliant! Superb service from both Tom and Michelle at Silverstone - both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Tom did an outstanding job sourcing a car for me within budget and within the timeframe that was needed, and was always on hand to answer my questions and queries. I would highly recommend Silverstone to anyone looking to lease a car, the service far exceeded the experience I had when shopping around with other suppliers. Big thumbs up and massive thank you! :)"

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"We were really impressed with the service provided from Silverstone Fleet Management. The team were responsive, committed and friendly and ultimately provided the best price for the deal we were enquiring about. I would recommend them to anyone looking to lease a new car, you'll be well looked after! :)"

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"Ryan was the most helpful person I’ve ever dealt with. He was very informative and gave me updates on my vehicle all throughout! If I’m going to anyone for cars, it’s Ryan! Great experience."

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