5 things you need to know about the 2018 Hyundai i30
The interior’s pretty darn good…
The i30 SR gets a dual-floor boot which offers 395 litres of storage space, the non-SR models get a full-size spare but also offer 395 litres of space. Hyundai wanted to maintain the same boot space across the range; a full-size spare is available for the SR and SR Premium. Why the difference? The SR variants run a multi-link rear end while the other variants run a torsion beam rear. Fold down the 60:40 split-fold seats, which is easily done via levers on the outside edge of the rear seats and the boot grows to 1301 litres.
Only those variants running the DCT get rear air vents, but given the vast majority of i30s bought will be fitted with a DCT, then this is probably a moot point. For those with kids, there are ISOFIX anchor points on the two outboard seats and high-mounted top tethers for all three seat positions. The rear door openings are nice and big and the hip point is high-ish too, making it easy to slide in and out of the back seat without running the risk of smacking your head either on the way in or out.
The fit and finish, and materials used in the new i30, no matter the variant, are a cut above their equivalent in the previous-generation cars. That’s in no small part down to the fact Hyundai has nabbed an ex-Bugatti materials expert to tweak the materials and feel of the surfaces in its cars, and she worked on the new i30.