In this video, our new girl Tara reviews the 2017 Hyundai i30 Active Diesel. It is the entry level trim in a completely new version of the i30, but it proudly stands against some sharp competition from revered manufacturers such as Mazda and Toyota. The initial generation of the i30 gave its segment a tough shake when it came out due to its cool features, good quality and lower price. This one is more modern, sportier and still a viable competitor to the more famous counterparts, despite this being the entry level model. Soon we’ll have a sportier version to compare, so stay tuned.

30d Specifications

Engine Size: 1.6 Litre I4 Turbo
Max. Power: 100kW 
Max. Torque: 300Nm @ 1750rpm
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Consumption: 4.9 L/100km
Transmission: 6 Speed Auto

Other Available i30 Engine Choices:

1.8 Specifications

Engine Size: 1.8 Litre I4
Max. Power: 107kW @ 6500rpm
Max. Torque: 175Nm @ 4700rpm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 7L manual – 7.3L auto/100km

2.0 GDI Specifications

Engine Size: 2 Litre 4 Turbo
Max. Power: 124kW @ 4500rpm
Max. Torque: 201Nm @ 4700rpm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 7.3 L manual – 7.7 l auto/100km

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The higher trim levels bring more in terms of design, safety and tech. Below you will find some of the features and make no mistake, these are the features in the entry level trim. Really good work, Hyundai.

Key features of the i30 Tara reviewed:

  • Dual Clutch Automatic
  • 3 Driving modes
  • Eco, Normal and Sport
  • USB
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 7″ screen
  • 7 airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane keep and lane change assist
  • Rear-view camera
  • Hill start assist
  • Traction control
  • ABS
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • 60/40 folding seats
  • Door pockets with bottle bulges
  • Manual airconditioning
  • 5-year warranty with unlimited km

Optional Extras

  • Dual zone climate
  • Auto defog
  • Rear cooling vents
  • Vented front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Rain sensors
  • And much more…

With the price tag of about $26,000, the i30 Active Diesel is well worth the money and, staying true to its ancestor, it gives more perks for less money. The second generation has an additional benefit of having the good reputation of the first generation to back it up for the buyers who are not inclined to give their trust to newcomers on the market.

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