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2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan on sale in Australia, adds Hybrid option

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the new 2024 i30 Sedan, otherwise known as the Elantra overseas. It brings in a new hybrid engine option for the first time.

Eight main variants are on sale in Australia, starting from the i30, the Elite, Premium, and then the N Line and N Line Premium. The N Line is only available with the 1.6 T-GDi turbo engine, while the new hybrid is only available in base, Elite and Premium form.

The base engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder MPi unit producing 110kW and 180Nm, connected to a CVT automatic – there is no manual option. Average fuel consumption is rated at 6.1L/100km.

Stepping up to the 1.6 T-GDi gets you a 1.6-litre turbo. Hyundai hasn’t mentioned any output figures for this, but the outgoing model develops 150kW and 265Nm, which is likely to continue. It’s matched up to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

New for the i30 is a hybrid package. This option comprises of a 1.6-litre GDi four-cylinder paired with a 32kW/170Nm electric motor, supported by a 1.32kWh battery. Combined output is rated at 104kW and 265Nm in other applications within Hyundai Motor Group.

Fuel economy is stamped at just 3.9L/100km for the new i30 Sedan, making it the most fuel-efficient i30 ever offered in Australia. At low speeds and under light loads, the system is able to run on electric power alone for short periods, further helping to reduce consumption.

As we saw with the i30 Sedan N (Elantra N) from the WTAC (World Time Attack Challenge) this year, the new i30 Sedan takes on revised exterior styling. There are more horizontal lines, including a seamless front end trim that joins the headlights. A similar rear carries over from before.

Inside, the new model features some updates, with a new wireless phone charger pad to accommodate larger phones, with front and rear USB-C outputs, and a new 4.2-inch display screen for the instrument cluster on the entry models.

A 10.25-inch touch-screen is featured in the Elite and above, now running Hyundai’s Bluelink remote connectivity package. Connected services are included for the first five years of ownership and can be transferred to new owners if within the five-year period. From then on it costs extra.

The new model is on sale in Australia now from the following prices (excluding on-road costs). Prices for the Hybrid Elite and Premium will be confirmed at a later date, with the high-performance i30 Sedan N set to arrive early in 2024. Hybrid models are scheduled to arrive during the second quarter of next year.

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan 2.0 MPi: $29,000
2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan 2.0 MPi Elite: $33,500
2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan 2.0 MPi Premium: $38,500

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan 1.6 T-GDi N Line: $36,000
2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan 1.6 T-GDi N Line Premium: $41,500

2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan 1.6 GDi Hybrid: $33,000

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic, but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.

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