Hyundai Launched i30 Turbo Hot Hatch Delivering 186 hp

by Dec 10, 2014All News, Hyundai2 comments

For buyers looking for a more dynamic drive and distinctive styling, Hyundai is adding a new top-of-the-range Turbo model to the 2015 i30 line-up.

Powered by a 186 PS, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the New i30 Turbo has been developed with a focus on sporty driving dynamics and everyday usability.

Acceleration to 62mph is achieved in 8.0 seconds and top speed is 136mph.

To complement the 28 per cent increase in power and 38 per cent increase in torque (over the 1.6 GDI model), the i30 Turbo is fitted with sports suspension tuning, new 18-inch wheels and tyres and more direct steering (2.78 turns lock-to-lock).

The New i30 Turbo will be available on the five-door model, in a range of unique paint finishes including the new colour: Jet Black –only available for the Turbo model.

Exterior design features bespoke to the New i30 Turbo highlight the car’s sporty character including a new radiator grille, front and rear bumper with red detailing, new front LED design, twin exhausts and 18-inch alloy wheels. New interior design features include sports front seats, sports instrument cluster and contrasting red details on the steering wheel, gear knob and door trims.

New i30 has been designed and engineered at Hyundai Motor‘s European Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany and will be built in the region, at the company’s plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

2 Comments

  1. Pauly

    So does the i30 Turbo have the new 7 Speed DCT? If so, when will we see this setup in the Kia Pro_Ceed GT? Croatia production for the i30 and Slovakia Production for the Kia, those countries are super close to each other.

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  2. Nick

    So the i30 gets a 7 Speed DCT, but not the Sonata Turbo? What gives?

    Reply

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