Hyundai i30 updated with new Turbo model

Hyundai has announced a new range of enhancements for the popular i30 – including the introduction of a new performance-orientated Turbo model, plus new engines and body colours!

The bodywork has been updated with a new hexagonal grille, as well as new alloy wheels. There are also three new striking body colours to choose from – Polar White, Orange Caramel, and Jet Black.

The new top of the range i30 Turbo model is performance focused, with an 186hp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. It has been tuned at Hyundai Motor's European Technical Centre on the Nurburgring for the ultimate driving experience. It accelerates to 62mphin just 8 seconds, and has a top speed of 136mph!

Available in a range of colours including the new Jet Black, the design includes a new radiator grille, red front and rear bumper, new front LED design, twin exhausts and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the sporty look continues with new sports front seats, sports instrument cluster, and red detailing on the steering wheel, gear knob and door trims.

The new i30 will also feature a greater choice of engines. As well as the Turbo-GDI engine, petrol customers can also choose between a new 100hp 1.4-litre engine and a 120hp 1.6-litre engine.

The new four cylinder 100hp 1.4-litre Kappa engine is significantly lighter than the previous model, and has improved fuel consumption of 50 MPG and CO2 emissions of 129 g/km!

In addition, there are two new 1.6-litre diesel engines, offering either 110hp or 136hp.

Both petrol and diesel 1.6-litre engines are available with the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This offers improved fuel efficiency as well as increased acceleration compared to the previous automatic transmission.