Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hyundai i30 (Part 1)

According to official sources, the i30, having overtaken the popular Elantra, came third after the best-selling Hyundai Tucson and Getz. The appearance of the i30 is the brainchild of the European Design Center, it was created in compliance with the preferences of the buyers of the Old World. The slanting headlights, the muscular swellings and the red triangle taillights are the basic features of the “Asians” and give the car a dynamic look. The exterior lacks for sport aggression, which I wouldn’t say about single-platform Kia Cee`d.
By the way, Kia is the one who shares the same framework and the technical stuffing with my “guinea pig”.



The difference between these two is that Hyundai i30 is shipped to Armenia only with 1.4- and 1.6-liter engines with a five-door body (hatchback), while the Cee’d is available in three versions, the two of which (the three-door hatch Pro_ Cee’d and the station wagon Cee’d_sw) can be equipped with a 2-liter 143 hp engine.
In the interior, the i30 is a typical Korean. The simple plastic, cool dashboard backlights and the rough leather on the steering wheel neighbor together quite ergonomically.
The high leather seats are notable for a good profile and lateral support. As for back seats, there is little room- tall passengers might prop their knees against the back of the front seats.
There is an “oasis” of keys and switches located on the front panel, by means of which you can manage the audio system and the climate control. The audio system can be connected to external devices through AUX and obtain data from USB memory sticks.
The trunk is far from being a leader in the class in terms of capacity-only 340 liters.  By folding the rear seats, split at a ratio of 60:40, its volume can be increased up to 1250 liters.
To be continue….