Next-generation i30 unveiled at Hyundai’s largest 3S Center

  Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) today officiated its newest M 3S Center at the Len Sen Park vicinity, Cheras. The Mawanis facility in Cheras represents the 25th and largest Hyundai 3S center in the country. HSDM also took the opportunity to reveal the 2014 Hyundai i30 5-door hatch at the Mawanis showroom. (click to enlarge)

Mawanis, Cheras is Hyundai’s largest 3S Center in the country

With an investment cost of approximately RM6 million, the spanking Hyundai 3S Center in Cheras takes up a land size of 65,337 sq ft. Some of the distinguishing amenities available there include 7 service bays with 2 Quick-service check points, a main showroom, a customer lounge, a spare parts store, all-around Wi-Fi, and more. The large enough service area is able to handle up to 24 cars on a daily basis.

The 2014 Hyundai i30 took center stage at the Hyundai Mawanis 3S facility, with two versions on offer: the i30 Executive and i30 Sport. Both versions are differentiated by a mere bodykit and RM 5,000 price tag.

Hyundai i30 bears all the hallmarks of the brand’s contemporary status

On outlook, the i30, developed at Hyundai Motor Europe in Russelsheim, Deutschland, is presented with the Korean brand’s signature fluidic sculpture and contemporary architecture for an overall 3-D presence. The variant has been the best seller in Europe, reaching a total number of units of 1.5 million since its inception. At the front-end, the hexagonal-shaped grille compliments the deep-etched projector headlights with chrome fillings and low-mounted foglights rather distinctively. Folding side mirror, welcome light on the door handles, side repeaters and puddle lamps further accentuate the i30’s contemporary status. From the rear, integrated rear combination lights match well with the bumper structure and high-mounted third brake light. The exterior package is completed by the standard five-spoke 17-inch wheels with 225/45R17 tyres.

Interior dimensions have been upped marginally compared to its predecessor: the 2014 i30 has a 2,650mm wheelbase measurement which is one of the longest wheelbases in the C-segment, length is increased by 20mm (to 4,300mm) and width enlarged by 5mm (to 1780mm). In order to make the i30 sleeker and more aerodynamically-savvy, overall height is cut by 10mm (to 1,470mm). Boot space can be expanded from 378 to 1,316 liters, with the rear seats folded down.

On the instrument panel, a double-ring Supervision periscope-typed cluster illuminates white and blue accents. Pertinent interior amenities include Active ECO, Panoramic roof, in-dash audio unit, metal pedals, steering switches, push start-stop with smart key and an overhead console. With the Smart welcome system available for the i30, the car “welcomes” the driver upon proximity approach and smart key detection. Then, the auto folding mirrors swing open, puddle lamps activate and the door handles illuminate to exude a ‘welcome home’ feeling; especially at dusk.

Drive-ability-wise, the Hyundai i30 now incorporates the Flex Steer system with three drive modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport. The comfort mode is meant to keep the driver and occupants at the best all-around conducive feel, while the Sport mode provides the driver a little more excitement.

The 2014 Hyundai i30 is powered by the NU 1.8 MPI engine with DVVT (Dual-Continuous Variable Valve Timing) that produces an output of 145ps at 6,500 rpm and 175Nm of torque at 4,700rpm. Hyundai’s in-house 6-speed automatic transmission is paired to the able powerplant, with a purpose of maintaining decent fuel economy.

When it boils down to safety aspects, the i30 is instilled sufficient active and passive features like the ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), ABS, BA (Brake Assist, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), Rear Park Assist and emergency Stop signal, and on the passive side; 6 airbags and Ultra-high tensile steel.

Hyundai i30 color shades, price and availability

HSDM retails the 2014 Hyundai i30 at RM 127,888 (Executive) and 132,888 (Sport) on-the-road with insurance in seven color shades: Black Bean, Brilliant Red, Coffee Bean, Creamy White, Dazzling Blue, Hyper Silver and Sleek Silver. The Hyundai i30 is attached with a 5-year or 300,000 km warranty, including the 24-hour road assistance.

Hyundai i30 images