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The all new 2013 Hyundai i30 road test

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Hyundai is one of the most successful and fast growing auto company in the globe. The company is constantly endeavoring to present great cars to the consumers of the world and they are showering their appreciation in return. This is also true in the car market of UK. The Hyundai i30 was instantly successful the moment it hit the UK market in 2008 and its sales rates has been increasing with each passing year.

New Model Next Generation Hyundai i30 2012

Hyundai wants to enhance its popularity and take ahead its brand success with the i30’s second generation model. The all new 2013 Hyundai i30 is more of an eye candy with enhanced performance, improved space and comfort, making it a complete stunning package.

The all new 2013 Hyundai i30 is more elegant with a greater length, width and is slightly shorted that its predecessor, that give it a lean and mean looks.

Our test vehicle comprised of the topmost Premium trim with a tag of £22,115 OTR. This stunning new i30 is powered by a 1.6L CRDi engine that boasts of returning 68.9mpg combined.

The great fuel economy figure was looked at with a bit of distrust, but we were pleasantly surprised when the vehicle was keeping its fuel efficiency promise. According to the South Korean auto major, the i30 can drive up to 890 miles on a full tank and the vehicle seriously keeps its maker’s claims.

On top of the astounding fuel economy, our i30 emitted also gave out a very impressive 108g of CO2 per km, falling on a minimal road tax slab. Moreover, if you opt for the i30 with the Blue Drive emblem at the back, then it emits only 97g per km making the car free of road tax.

The new Hyundai i30 is also a winner when fuel economy is concerned as compared against the Mazda3 and Ford Focus.

Performance is typical for such a cost-focused model. There’s enough pull in the lower gears to avoid it being weedy but in higher gears, torque is far from readily available and flooring the accelerator doesn’t give it much shove.

The i30’s 1.6 CRDi motor is a great performer as well as efficient. The car focuses on enhanced performance and really does a good work at that. Drivers can get to enjoy the luxury of driving this car, as the new i30 comes with three self-explanatory steering style options, namely – normal, comfort and sport. We surely loved the super smooth handling of the car with the ‘comfort’ steering setting.

With the comfort setting, driving becomes buttery smooth and parking is a piece of cake. However, the vehicle’s parking sensors seem to be little paranoid, as it beeps historically if the car comes within a meter of anything even minute in size. Although this problem is real common with new sophisticated cars. The new Hyundai i30’s rear view is also very good in keeping with the rest of the car.

The 2013 Hyundai i30 has a great overall built quality as well, which makes it a market winner.

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