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Facelifted 2024 Hyundai i30 revealed: first pictures and details

Richard Aucock

Written By Richard Aucock

Facelifted 2024 Hyundai i30: front dynamic

The new Hyundai i30 is a facelifted version of the popular family hatchback that combines visual styling tweaks with extra onboard safety and infotainment technology.

The styling updates give it a more angular look, while LED lights are now standard both front and rear. Wheel designs are new, too.

Inside, materials are improved to give a higher-quality feel, and the instruments now feature a standard colour LCD cluster.

Meanwhile, safety assist tech is brought in line with the latest European standards, to include more active safety assist gadgetry.

As before, the new Hyundai i30 will be available in three bodystyles: a five-door hatchback, a five-door fastback and five-door estate. The range also includes a sporty-looking Hyundai i30 N Line, along with regular trim variants.

The 2024 updates will help the new Hyundai i30 take the fight to its arch-rival, the Kia Ceed, along with the Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Astra and others - although it has been confirmed that production of one major rival, the Ford Focus, will cease in 2025. 

Facelifted 2024 Hyundai i30: rear dynamic
The new Hyundai i30 has styling tweaks front and rear, while the N Line version has an even sportier appearance to help it stand out.

What’s different about the new Hyundai i30?

The new Hyundai i30 has a distinct new radiator grille pattern, which is complemented by a bumper insert under the registration plate. The fog lamps have been redesigned too, and at the rear, there’s a crisper chrome insert in the bumper.

More than half the exterior paint colours are new, with choices including Abyss Black Pearl, Ecotronic Grey Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, Jupiter Orange Metallic, Meta Blue Pearl, Cypress Green Pearl and Sailing Blue Pearl.

Inside, the new Hyundai i30 has a new surface treatment for key parts of the dashboard, which is more pleasant and smoother to the touch. The central tunnel now comes in glossy black.

The new Hyundai i30 has a black interior as standard, that can be combined with four types of upholstery – full cloth, cloth and leather, full leather plus textile suede and leather. There are three new seat patterns, too.

The new Hyundai i30 N Line goes even further, with bolder grille meshes, and dark metal accents for the front bumper inserts and side skirts. There are new designs of 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the new Hyundai i30 N Line has eye-catching triple red horizontal lines on the leather and textile suede.

Facelifted 2024 Hyundai i30: interior
The new Hyundai i30 has better connectivity tech inside, while the quality and finish of the materials has been improved.
Facelifted 2024 Hyundai i30: side profile
Alongside the hatchback, the new Hyundai i30 is also available as a racy fastback, as well as a more practical load-lugging estate.

What else has changed with the new Hyundai i30?

Better connectivity is promised by the new Hyundai i30. The infotainment system now offers over the air map updates, and a 4.2-inch instrument cluster can be swapped for an optional 10.25-inch fully digital cluster.

The safety assist tech is improved with forward collision avoidance assist, lane following assist and intelligent speed limit assist.

Optional Highway Driving Assist 1.5 maintains the new Hyundai i30’s distance from another vehicle in front, automatically adjusts its speed according to the limit and any curves in the road, and keeps it within its current lane of travel.

Other more general convenience features within the new Hyundai i30 include bright LED lights for the interior and boot, and improved functionality for the standard front and rear parking sensors.

The new Hyundai i30 is available in five-door hatchback, fastback and estate bodystyles. All share the same front end with the differences in the rear end shape.

The new Hyundai i30 offers a surprisingly broad range of 12 colours – and seven of them are new.

Production of the new Hyundai i30 will begin in April 2024, at the firm’s plant in the Czech Republic. UK pricing, specification and release date are still to be confirmed.


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