A quick look at the facelifted 2020 Hyundai i30
The car in the photo is the Hyundai i30 which has been facelifted for 2020. The third generation model has been with us since 2016 and has recently been treated to a mid-life update. In this short article we’re going to tell you everything you need to know.
Although Hyundai have made some changes to the outside of the i30 you’ll have to squint pretty hard to notice them. The most obvious of the subtle design tweaks comes at the front where a new bumper design sits below a wider and shapelier grille. The headlamp units are also new and now get daytime LED running lights built into them. There’s also three new paint colours to choose from. This time around Hyundai have made sure that there’s a bigger difference between the regular models and the sportier N Line trims. The rest of the range gets a different grille shape and extra bits of chrome for a classier look. Around at the back the taillights get new LED graphics but the rest is pretty much the same.
Inside the i30 gets an improved infotainment system which includes a 10.5 inch touchscreen which you can also see in the Hyundai Ioniq and Hyundai Kona. The i30 also gets a new 7.0 inch screen which sits neatly between some analogue dials. The digital part includes speedo and trip function and its graphics change depending on which driving mode you are in.
While the cosmetic changes are subtle Hyundai have been very busy under the i30’s bonnet. The 2020 i30’s engine line-up gets an overhaul and introduces some mild-hybrid tech. A new 1.5 litre petrol kicks things off and is a heavily updated version of the old 1.4 litre unit and provides 108 brake horse power (bhp). A turbocharged version of the 1.5 tops the range with 158 bhp which is 20 bhp more than the old 1.4 turbo. The 1.5 turbo also gets a 48 volt mild-hybrid system which recovers energy when slowing down which in turn makes the stop-start system more responsive. It also helps the car coast with the engine is off. The same tech is also fitted to a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol with 118 bhp and a 134 bhp 1.6 litre turbo diesel. The final engine option is a non-hybrid 1.6 litre diesel with 113 bhp. Gearbox choices include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic.
The updated 130 gets four safety systems which are found in the range for the first time. Lane following assist works alongside adaptive cruise control to let the i30 accelerate, brake and steer for short periods of time. There’s also a blind-spot detection system which warns the driver of a potential collision and even swerve if the car needs to. Reversing bumps should become a thing of the past too thanks to a rear collision avoidance system.
As before, Hyundai will offer a fastback version of the i30. However, in the UK it looks like this will only be offered in the sporty N Line trim. An estate version will also be available but the tourer won’t be offered as an N Line in the UK.
While the new i30 N is still to be confirmed it’s almost certain that Hyundai will continue with this popular hot hatchback. Therefore, you can expect a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine which shoots out around 271 bhp to be the star of the show. UK sales of the 2020 i30 are set to begin in June with the N Line versions following a couple of months later. If you’re interested in looking at used Hyundai i30 cars for sale then make sure you head to DesperateSeller.co.uk where we have one of the widest selections available.