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Another new Paris Motor Show launch from Hyundai-Kia, this time the 3rd-generation Hyundai i30. Like the Kia Rio, the 2nd-generation i30 was only sold locally for a few months before Komoco pulled the plug and brought in the Accent instead, which I think is a pity. The interior looks particularly pleasing, taking cues from their Ioniq hybrid. Hope this gets brought in to compete with VW Golf and Opel's latest Astra. 

 

 

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Source: https://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2017-i30/

 

 

Launched in Korea as well, engine choices includes 140PS 1.4-litre GDI Turbo, 204PS 1.6-litre GDI Turbo and 136PS 1.6-litre diesel. 

http://www.hyundai.com/kr/showroom.do?carCd1=RD008

 

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It has similar looks as the Peugeot 308.

 

Interior looks very well laid-out, though the screen with the piano black bezels looks cheap.

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comes in 1.6Turbo 186BHP as well.

 

The Kia Rio, the alter ego not bad as well 

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Was at komoco in Thursday and there is no display of I30. Think they stopped selling again, sell either elantra n Tucson easier to make money lah.

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Was at komoco in Thursday and there is no display of I30. Think they stopped selling again, sell either elantra n Tucson easier to make money lah.

Probably pricing wise not competitive enough, same as their accent.
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Accent still got manual option for the purist.i30 don't have boring.

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last weekend asked the SE, they gonna import i30 from Europe

 

not sure is 1.4T or 1.6 though

 

hope is 1.4T then can see how

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Well if they import just the normal 1.6 L then don't need to bother to sell it already lar... it either has to be a turbo 1.4 or 1.6 L as the price for this car is at a premium...

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last weekend asked the SE, they gonna import i30 from Europe

 

not sure is 1.4T or 1.6 though

 

hope is 1.4T then can see how

 

If coming from Europe probably 1.4T as Europeans have practically abandoned naturally aspirated lumps

I do approve of bringing the i-series cars again though as they are truly engineered in a different way from the Americanized Sonata and the like to appeal to European tastes with GDi engines and the like. 

I feel the i40 sedan would have taken off if brought in as a consumer car instead of a taxi.

 

i30 has a 1.0T 120ps manual option, possible it may come here, but more likely they will offer us the 140ps 1.4T with DCT. I would suppose they could pitch the i30 as a 'premium option' over an Elantra, just as the i40 estate is supposed to be a premium option here

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Hope they have the manual option so I will sell my accent and get turbo i30. But wait long long lah. Even though volester manual sold also no turbo.

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If coming from Europe probably 1.4T as Europeans have practically abandoned naturally aspirated lumps

I do approve of bringing the i-series cars again though as they are truly engineered in a different way from the Americanized Sonata and the like to appeal to European tastes with GDi engines and the like. 

I feel the i40 sedan would have taken off if brought in as a consumer car instead of a taxi.

 

i30 has a 1.0T 120ps manual option, possible it may come here, but more likely they will offer us the 140ps 1.4T with DCT. I would suppose they could pitch the i30 as a 'premium option' over an Elantra, just as the i40 estate is supposed to be a premium option here

 

unfortunately the review (my fav is carwow) didnt think too highly of it; its decent its nice but just not as sporty a drive as we think it would be.

 

their pricing needs to compete with the astra 1.4T which is already hovering below $110K. that being said im looking out to see if they have less teething issues on the road. pardon me, im a sucker for warm hatches

 

now their elantra is about 90K ish (mid trim), only if i30 comes in around 105K or less then it may be a more compelling buy.

 

any info on reliability of their 7DCT?

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unfortunately the review (my fav is carwow) didnt think too highly of it; its decent its nice but just not as sporty a drive as we think it would be.

 

their pricing needs to compete with the astra 1.4T which is already hovering below $110K. that being said im looking out to see if they have less teething issues on the road. pardon me, im a sucker for warm hatches

 

now their elantra is about 90K ish (mid trim), only if i30 comes in around 105K or less then it may be a more compelling buy.

 

any info on reliability of their 7DCT?

So far not much problem for their dual clutch but some Carens drivers complain of the gearbox giving them a warning in a raffia jam like at the Causeway...

 

Unlikely the i30 will be below $110K... I'll be quite happy if it's $115K...

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So far not much problem for their dual clutch but some Carens drivers complain of the gearbox giving them a warning in a raffia jam like at the Causeway...

 

Unlikely the i30 will be below $110K... I'll be quite happy if it's $115K...

 

read that i30 uses a newer 7DCT (not sure if same as current Carens)

 

hope its as good as the europe trim....

 

but damn... 138bhp 242nm doing 8.9s on 7DCT at 18.5km/L

 

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unfortunately the review (my fav is carwow) didnt think too highly of it; its decent its nice but just not as sporty a drive as we think it would be.

 

their pricing needs to compete with the astra 1.4T which is already hovering below $110K. that being said im looking out to see if they have less teething issues on the road. pardon me, im a sucker for warm hatches

 

now their elantra is about 90K ish (mid trim), only if i30 comes in around 105K or less then it may be a more compelling buy.

 

any info on reliability of their 7DCT?

 

Carwow reviewing which one? i30?

 

Well, they do usually acknowledge that the hyundais although very sedate drive and not fun to drive they are supremely comfortable and refined for their price which is what may be more important to mass-market.

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read that i30 uses a newer 7DCT (not sure if same as current Carens)

 

hope its as good as the europe trim....

 

but damn... 138bhp 242nm doing 8.9s on 7DCT at 18.5km/L

 

slurps

 

Not likely to be full European trim... Likely we'll get one trim above the base level trim... the engine is very costly... so the OMV will be high... plus it's made in Europe... so everything is expensive there...

Carwow reviewing which one? i30?

 

Well, they do usually acknowledge that the hyundais although very sedate drive and not fun to drive they are supremely comfortable and refined for their price which is what may be more important to mass-market.

 

That's what I like about my Sonata... it's super refined as a cruiser... pushing it requires sports mode... still not too bad... just that you have to keep the revs sky high...

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Carwow reviewing which one? i30?

 

Well, they do usually acknowledge that the hyundais although very sedate drive and not fun to drive they are supremely comfortable and refined for their price which is what may be more important to mass-market.

Yup i30

 

Yes think the carwow guy prefers a more engaging drive and he biased when it's not sporty. So maybe if he doesn't curse at the car and just gives a bored face it should be perfect for our comfort

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Yup i30

 

Yes think the carwow guy prefers a more engaging drive and he biased when it's not sporty. So maybe if he doesn't curse at the car and just gives a bored face it should be perfect for our comfort

 

Haha, Matt Watson, right? Love his videos.

Well, he's from the UK, and they're more into engaging drives than the rest of the world. Part of the reason for the old Mondeos' incredible success at the time. But he does also talk about the comfort of the car and he has high praise for the i40 estate in regards to how it soaks up bumps. I recall whenever I ride in an i40 taxi they're just so comfy and the Hyundais also often have great space.

 

I expect the same of the i30... though I doubt a Hyundai hatch will move a lot of units here, the Accent hatch wasn't really a volume product here, though the i30 would be more like an Elantra hatch (compact) than the supermini class that the Accent occupies.

That's what I like about my Sonata... it's super refined as a cruiser... pushing it requires sports mode... still not too bad... just that you have to keep the revs sky high...

 

Perhaps I will have to hire you as a not-PHV for a day for a relaxation trip!  :XD:

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Haha, Matt Watson, right? Love his videos.

Well, he's from the UK, and they're more into engaging drives than the rest of the world. Part of the reason for the old Mondeos' incredible success at the time. But he does also talk about the comfort of the car and he has high praise for the i40 estate in regards to how it soaks up bumps. I recall whenever I ride in an i40 taxi they're just so comfy and the Hyundais also often have great space.

 

I expect the same of the i30... though I doubt a Hyundai hatch will move a lot of units here, the Accent hatch wasn't really a volume product here, though the i30 would be more like an Elantra hatch (compact) than the supermini class that the Accent occupies.

 

 

Perhaps I will have to hire you as a not-PHV for a day for a relaxation trip! :XD:

Ya that's the guy LOL, only his videos show some vigour...many others are pretty monotonous so I only watch if they come first..

 

The previous i30 iirc was not cheaper than the sedans and came with a boring 1.6 (for a hatch).

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Haha, Matt Watson, right? Love his videos.

Well, he's from the UK, and they're more into engaging drives than the rest of the world. Part of the reason for the old Mondeos' incredible success at the time. But he does also talk about the comfort of the car and he has high praise for the i40 estate in regards to how it soaks up bumps. I recall whenever I ride in an i40 taxi they're just so comfy and the Hyundais also often have great space.

 

I expect the same of the i30... though I doubt a Hyundai hatch will move a lot of units here, the Accent hatch wasn't really a volume product here, though the i30 would be more like an Elantra hatch (compact) than the supermini class that the Accent occupies.

 

Perhaps I will have to hire you as a not-PHV for a day for a relaxation trip!  :XD:

 

Hahaha.... your own Mondeo is also a superb cruiser...

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Hahaha.... your own Mondeo is also a superb cruiser...

 

But that one I must drive ownself

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I don't mind driving your car... ha ha ha...

 

You have fun for a day, I get to close eyes and pretend to be ahgong [sleeping]  for a day...

win win...

 

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