The 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II has arrived in Australia sporting styling tweaks and improved equipment levels, with the entry-level Active priced from $20,990.

THE HYUNDAI I30 SERIES II has been released in Australia with the small car getting a new-look grille (aligning the vehicle more closely with the Sonata and Genesis) and styling tweaks on the inside.  The five model variants are: Active, new ActiveX, SR (which replaces Elite), SR Premium and Premium.

Interior changes include the addition in entry-level i30 Series II Active of a new five-inch touchscreen audio system, including Pandora internet radio, Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary input, iPod and MP3. Ventilated front seats have been added to the extensive list of standard equipment in i30 Series II SR Premium and Premium variants. A rear-view camera now combines with four-sensor rear-parking assist as standard equipment across the i30 Series II range. i30 Series II retains the Hyundai i30’s 5-Star ANCAP safety rating.

Under the bonnet, i30 Series II offers a choice of three engines and three transmissions.

For the first time, a seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission is optional on diesel-engined i30 Series II Active and ActiveX variants and standard on the diesel-only i30 Series II Premium. SR models feature a bespoke sports suspension tune.

Hyundai i30 Series II pricing (+ORC):


1.8L Petrol: $20,990 (6spM); $23,290 (6spA)

Active X

$22,090 (6spM); $24,390 (6spA)


2.0L Petrol: $25,590 (6spM); $27,890 (6spA)

SR Premium

$30,590 (6spM); $32,890 (6spA)


1.6L Diesel: $34,490 (7spDCT)


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II details:

i30 Series II Active

•7 airbags – driver & front passenger, driver & front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains, driver’s knee

•Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including: Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

•Rear parking assist system (4 sensors)

•Rear-view camera

•16-inch steel wheels with 205/55R16 tyres

•Keyless entry with burglar alarm

•5-inch touchscreen audio system with MP3 capability, 6 speakers, media ripping/storage and Pandora® internet radio capability via tethering with smartphone

•AUX / USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility. Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone & audio streaming)

•Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

•Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls

•Front & rear power windows

•Height-adjustable driver’s seat

•One-touch turn signal operation (3, 5, or 7 flashes)

•One-touch window-down on driver’s window

•Tilt & telescopic steering column

•Trip computer

•Cloth interior

•LED high-mount stoplight

•Manual air-conditioning with rear heating ducts

•60:40 split-folding rear seats


i30 Series II ActiveX 

Key features above Active:

•16-inch alloy wheels with machined-face finish and gunmetal-grey inserts

•Leather-appointed interior trim

•Premium steering wheel, gearknob, door trim and instruments panel hood

•Electric folding exterior mirrors with side repeaters

•Alloy-look interior doorhandles

•Illuminated sun visors, ambient lighting for the front centre console storage area and driver’s seat back pocket

i30 Series II SR (replaces Elite)

Key specifications above Active:

•2.0 GDi petrol engine (+17kW & 26Nm over 1.8 MPi)

•17-inch alloy wheels in gunmetal grey finish with 225/45R17 tyres

•LED daytime running lights

•LED tail-lights with bulb turn signal & reverse lights

•Sports front grille in gunmetal grey with satin chrome highlights

•Rear bumper lower diffuser in matte black (exclusive to SR models)

•Automatic dusk-sensing headlights

•7-inch touchscreen satellite-navigation system with CD player & 3 years’ HERE MapCareTM

•Dual-zone climate-control with automatic windscreen defog function

•Proximity smart key with push-button start

•Electric folding external mirrors with integrated LED side repeater lights

•Alloy look interior door handles

•Alloy sports pedals

•Premium gearknob and steering wheel

•Illuminated door handles, puddle lights, and sun visors


i30 Series II Premium & i30 Series II SR Premium 

Key specifications above SR:

•High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights with washer system and auto-levelling

•Electrochromatic auto-dimming interior mirror (ECM)

•Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (10-way)

•Electronic Park-Brake (EPB)

•Heated and air-ventilated front seats

•Leather upholstery

•Rear-seat cooling vents in centre console

•Rear-seat centre armrest

•Chrome belt-line moulding

•Panoramic glass sunroof

•Cargo net

•One-touch window up/down function on all windows

•Rain-sensing wipers

•Sun visor extensions

•Supervision cluster with colour TFT LCD display


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