2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan Price and Specs: New Hybrid Powertrain to Take on Corolla Hybrid

Jacob Brooke
January 4, 2024
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Hyundai has unveiled its 2024 i30 Sedan in Australia, introducing a new Hybrid powertrain alongside updated features and a revised design. This launch positions the i30 Sedan as a direct competitor to the Corolla sedan/hatch.

The 2024 i30 Sedan debuts a Hybrid powertrain, a first for this model in Australia. The Hybrid configuration, available from the entry model, combines a 1.6 GDi engine, a 6-speed DCT, and a 32kW electric motor, powered by a 1.32kWh battery. This system is reported to deliver 2.8L/100km in the ADR urban cycle, and 3.9L/100km in the combined ADR cycle.

For the i30 Sedan lineup, Hyundai introduces the base i30 variant, Elite and Premium models, as well as the performance-oriented N Line and N Line Premium. Engine options include the 2.0 MPi, 1.6 T-GDi petrol units, and the newly introduced Hybrid.

The i30 Sedan's standard equipment in the base trim has been updated. Features include LED headlights and DRLs, a Front & Rear Parking Distance Warning system, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA) system. The Elite trim incorporates Bluelink™ connected car services, and the Premium trim adds advanced technology like a Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) and Surround View Monitor (SVM).

The performance-focused N Line models are equipped with the SmartStream G1.6 T-GDi engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. This engine outputs 150 kW and 265 Nm of torque.

The exterior design of the 2024 i30 Sedan is characterized by a wide, split horizontal grille and contemporary styling. Nine exterior colors are available, including three new options.

Inside, the i30 Sedan features ergonomic and functional design elements, such as a revised wireless charging pad, new USB-C outlets, a customizable multifunction button on the steering wheel, and a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster in the base trim.

In terms of availability and pricing, the i30 Sedan Hybrid entry model is priced at a drive-away price of $35,990, directly matching its key competitor, the Corolla sedan/hatch.

Hyundai reports strong supply with 200 units arriving in January and an additional 400 units due in February, indicating less than a three-month wait for new orders. The model will be available in dealerships starting early February. The Elite and Premium models are expected to go on sale in Q2 2024, with pricing yet to be confirmed.

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan Australian Pricing

i30 Sedan CVT Auto: $29,000

  • Price increase of $1,000 over previous Active auto and $3,000 over Active manual.

i30 Sedan Elite CVT Auto: $33,500

  • Price increase of $1,500.

i30 Sedan Premium CVT Auto: $38,500

  • New addition to the range.

i30 Sedan Hybrid Auto: $33,000

  • New hybrid variant.

i30 Sedan Elite Hybrid Auto: To Be Confirmed (TBC)

  • New hybrid variant.

i30 Sedan Premium Hybrid Auto: TBC

  • New hybrid variant.

i30 Sedan N Line Dual-Clutch Auto: $36,000

  • Price increase of $2,000 over outgoing auto and $4,000 over outgoing manual.

i30 Sedan N Line Premium Dual-Clutch Auto: $41,500

  • Price increase of $2,500.

Option Pricing:

  • Metallic / Mica Premium Paint: $595

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) and exclude dealer delivery and on-road costs.

Specs and features by grade of the 2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan

Base i30 Sedan

  • Reversing camera
  • Lane-keep assist, Lane-following assist
  • Dual-zone climate control (Hybrid only, manual for 2.0-litre)
  • Rain-sensing wipers (Hybrid only)
  • Front and rear USB-C outlets
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Available color: Ecotronic Grey Mica (exclusive to base variant)

i30 Sedan Elite (additional to Base)

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hyundai Bluelink connected services (including various remote features and live updates)
  • Proximity keyless entry, Remote start (from key fob)
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors, Power boot lid
  • Blind-spot monitoring (with braking support), Rear cross-traffic alert (with braking support)
  • Low-speed rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Available additional color: Meta Blue Mica

i30 Sedan Premium (additional to Elite)

  • Dual projector-beam headlights, LED tail lights
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bose eight-speaker sound system, Glass sunroof
  • Blind-spot view monitor, Rear autonomous emergency braking, 360-degree camera

i30 Sedan N Line (unique features)

  • N Line exterior styling, Paddle shifters
  • Leather appointed upholstery
  • Available additional color: Cyber Grey Metallic (N Line exclusive)

i30 Sedan N Line Premium (additional to N Line)

  • Satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio
  • Bose premium sound system, Sunroof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Solar control glass, Sun visor extensions
Jacob Brooke
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