Hyundai has recently announced the launch of the new i30 SR hatchback in Australia, where the model’s starting price will be set from just 27,990 AUD.

The new Hyundai i30 SR is coming with a unique suspension tune, developed for locally Australian conditions, and it’s based on the mid-spec i30 Elite. The model in question is coming with standard features such as the HID xenon headlights, the piano-black insert in the sports grille, rear diffuser, 17-inch alloy wheels and SR badges, amongst others. The cabin is seeing leather / leatherette upholstery, auto dimming rearview mirror, alloy pedals and powered driver’s seat.

The most interesting part about the Hyundai i30 SR is found under its hood, where the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated direct injected engine is resting. This has been borrowed from the i40 and it’s coming with 129 kW and 209 Nm of torque, 19 kW and 31 Nm more than the outgoing 1.8L and its 119 kW and 178 Nm. The unit is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, with sequential mode. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 7.7 seconds and the average fuel consumption stands at 7.5L / 100 km.


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