Unexceptional but tremendously functional, the i30’s cabin is deeply inoffensive and extremely difficult to fault. Beautifully built, it is a dream to operate despite Active’s hard monochromatic materials and plastic wheel. Firm seating and crisp instruments seem very Germanic, as is dash’s overall solidity and conservatism. Storage is first class throughout. Rear seat area is a bit noisy, ride a tad stiff but still comfy, and space is unexpectedly generous. Full-size spare; boot volume is a useable 395L.