An update for the sedan version of Hyundai Australia’s best-selling car is set to be available in local showrooms before the end of this year. drive understands, with new styling and technology.
A facelift for them 2024 Hyundai i30 sedan compact car expected in Australian showrooms by the end of this year, drive understands – including a revised flagship i30 Sedan N.
The updated i30 sedan, which has been caught on camera during tests on South Korean roads for the past few months, is expected to introduce a new look inspired by the Staria People Mover – as well as minor changes to the interior, ride and handling.
Hyundai is reportedly scheduled to start production of the updated model for South Korea in March 2023.
drive expects production for Australia to begin later this year, before the first local showrooms expected later this year – including the performance model Hero i30 Sedan N.
Spy photos in South Korea preview a new front fascia inspired by the Staria and the latest Hyundai Grandeur luxury sedan, swapping out the sweeping grille for a sleek upper grille separated by large air intakes below.
The headlights appear to be slimmer than the outgoing ones – although it’s not clear if an LED light bar will stretch between them, similar to the Kona, Grandeur and Staria.
The wheels seen on the prototypes are new – including phone dial-like alloys on the N flagship – while there appear to be some changes to the rear bumper and taillights.
Few pictures have been taken of the interior, but the updated i30 sedan could adopt Hyundai’s new infotainment software introduced with the new Kona – or larger 12.3-inch displays, versus the 10.25-inch screens of today’s model.
Reports from South Korea Claim updates to the car’s safety technology are planned – but it’s unclear what these will entail.
It’s unclear if there will be changes to the standard i30 sedan’s range of petrol engines – a 2.0-litre non-turbo four and a 1.6-litre turbo four – as they’re already the latest in the portfolio of the Hyundai Group are .
Overseas reports claim the N-line could be discontinued by South Korean showrooms – but drive understands that this is unlikely in Australia.
Meanwhile, upgrades to the i30 Sedan N’s 2.0-litre turbo-four are also unlikely as the other two cars it’s shared with – the i30 N Hatch and Kona N SUV – are set to be discontinued, as before was reported by drivemaking engineering costs harder to justify.
the 2024 Hyundai i30 sedan facelift is due to be unveiled in the next three months, ahead of an expected arrival at an Australian showroom later this year.
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