Hyundai Malaysia adds another to the ‘i’ family – the i30

The second offering from the Korean car maker comes in 3 choices. The entry level model is the i30 1.6 liter manual transmission which is sold at RM92,388 while the automatic transmission version is sold for RM97,888. If power is what you are going after, then you could opt for the top of the range variant which is the 2.0liter automatic edition sold for RM112,888. One thing for sure, manual drivers will welcome this variant as there really are quite limited models these days as more people are opting for automatic cars.

You can sense that with the i30, Hyundai is looking to try and capture the compact car segment as the design is way more futuristic and modern if their other versions like the Matrix is being compared to. This time around, they seemed to have gotten their design right and hence made some very cool additions to this model. Perhaps it is to compete with the likes of the Yaris and the cee’ed by Kia, the i30 surely derive a whole new competition in this bracket.

The highest range of this product line, the 2.0liter automatic version uses the same engine as the one found in the Hyundai Elantra which boosts out 143 horsepowers at 6,000rpm and torque of 186Nm at 4,600rpm while the 1.6 engines are capable of giving you up to 121 horsepowers at 6,200rpm and torque of 154Nm at 4,200rpm.

The i30 is one which was original designed by the company’s European chapter for the mark3t there and is now made available in this part of the world in the C-segment market. If you are interested in the 1.6 version, standard fittings include 15 inch tyres while the automatic versoin gives you 16 inch ones while the top of the class 2.0liter version comes with 17 inch tyres. Safety features in the i30 include ABS brakes and dual front SRS airbags. The 2.0liter version comes with ESP Stability Control system as well. All cars come with a 5 years or 300,000 kilometers warranty whichever comes first.