Six-time Car of the Year win­ner

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which dis­plays a range of trip com­puter in­for­ma­tion, as well as sys­tem sta­tus and vis­ual alerts from SmartSense and other safety sys­tems.

It can also show turn-by-turn di­rec­tions from the on-board satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion. Su­per­vi­sion clus­ter is stan­dard on SR, SR Pre­mium, Elite, and Pre­mium mod­els.

Hyundai re­cently launched a world-first smart­phone app that helps new i30 own­ers be­come bet­ter driv­ers.

Stan­dard on all new i30 vari­ants, Hyundai Auto Link con­nects the car’s com­puter to a mo­bile phone via Blue­tooth, keep­ing track of the car’s per­for­mance and pro­vid­ing an­a­lyt­i­cal in­for­ma­tion.

In­cluded is gen­eral driv­ing in­for­ma­tion, park­ing man­age­ment, driv­ing sta­tis­tics (fuel con­sump­tion and speed pat­tern), ve­hi­cle health check and re­port, mes­sage box and present or re­quested lo­ca­tion on a map.

Ex­clu­sive to i30 SR Pre­mium is Hyundai’s 150kW / 265Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol en­gine mated with a seven-speed DCT trans­mis­sion, in­cor­po­rat­ing steer­ing wheel­mounted shift pad­dles.

For the first time, the i30 car­ries Hyundai’s com­pre­hen­sive SmartSense driver as­sis­tance pack­age of­fer­ing sig­nif­i­cant pas­sive and ac­tive safety tech­nol­ogy up­grades.

These in­clude au­ton­o­mous emer­gency brak­ing and for­ward col­li­sion warn­ing, blind spot de­tec­tion with lane change as­sist, driver at­ten­tion alert, lane keep­ing as­sist and rear cross-traf­fic alert. Smart

cruise con­trol and emer­gency stop sig­nal are also in the mix. Also across the new Hyundai i30 range is elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol, which in­cludes trac­tion con­trol, anti-lock brak­ing with elec­tronic brake-force dis­tri­bu­tion, brake as­sist and hill-start as­sist.

The rear-view cam­era has guide­lines and is com­ple­mented by sen­sors. The i30 Pre­mium adds four-sen­sor front park as­sist and seven airbags.

Set­tling into the sports seats of an SR au­to­matic re­sulted in the sat­is­fac­tion of the i30’s pro­mo­tion to the premier league of sporty hatch­backs to the ac­com­pa­ni­ment of a dis­tinc­tive “rorty” note in keep­ing with its pre­mium per­for­mance cre­den­tials. The new i30’s on-road dy­nam­ics have ben­e­fited from ex­haus­tive test­ing for lo­cal con­di­tions and driver pref­er­ences by Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany Aus­tralia’s highly cre­den­tialed chas­sis de­vel­op­ment team and it shows.

Add to this greater use of light­weight high-strength steel, which has in­creased body rigid­ity over the out­go­ing model while achiev­ing a 28kg lighter weight, and use of aero­nau­ti­cal industry-style struc­tural ad­he­sives, the i30 sta­bil­ity in han­dling and ride com­fort was hard to fault in day-to-day driv­ing.

It’s hard to imag­ine be­ing in a ve­hi­cle so well pre­sented, equipped and so well priced as the Hyundai i30 SR Pre­mium.

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