Hyundai i30 Tourer review
The last few years have seen Korean cars become more popular. Indeed, the motoring industry has dished out high praise to the models that have fuelled this boost. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay reports on one such car – the Hyundai i30 Tourer.
One of these popular cars from the Far East is the Hyundai i30, and in this Tourer body I guess I can call it a sensible small estate car.
First off, it’s pretty, isn’t it? This is a stylishly shaped car that doesn’t go too heavy on the aggressive, angular trends that are prevalent in the modern motoring world. Instead, it tries to be confidently pretty, and I like that a lot.
The 1.4-litre 140PS turbo petrol engine, on test here, gives a good balance of power and efficiency. It’s a well-judged engine that’s going to be a solid option for people who don’t have a high annual mileage, or just prefer petrol as their power source. Behave well and you might just see 50+mpg from it, but as the engine isn’t overly powerful you might have to work it quite hard if you want to make progress. 62mph takes over nine seconds to reach, which isn’t bad at all, but equally won’t get you overexcited.