Bold style. Safe drive. 2021 i30 hatchback.

20 October, 2020

  • SmartSenseTM safety now standard in restyled 2021 i30 hatchback
  • Fresh design brings i30, Active and Elite hatch in line with striking all-new i30 Sedan
  • Extra equipment boosts appeal and value across the line-up
  • N Line variants continue with 150kW turbo, sports styling and suspension
  • 2021 i30 hatchback is on sale now from $23,420 MLP

Smart safety comes as standard in new 2021 i30 hatchback in the form of a generous SmartSenseTM suite, along with freshly updated styling and extra equipment.

An attractive redesign for i30, Active and Elite variants brings 2021 i30 hatchback in line with the striking all-new i30 Sedan following the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme.

These freshly restyled variants are offered alongside N Line and N Line Premium variants that continue to offer the popular sports styling package.

As part of a standard SmartSenseTM suite every 2021 i30 hatchback now includes Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist.

Other i30 Hatch grades also feature Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and Smart Cruise Control (automatic and DCT variants).

In addition, i30 hatchback is boosted with extra luxury and convenience features.

Every 2021 i30 Hatch – at the entry level badged simply ‘i30’ – now features alloy wheels, an upgraded 8.0-inch multimedia system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a 7.0-inch colour LCD Supervision cluster.

Also standard across the range are a leather steering wheel and gear knob, an electronic parking brake and air-conditioning vents for rear occupants.

i30 hatchback Active builds on the impressive range-opener with a leather interior and larger, 17-inch alloy wheels.

The tech-focused i30 Elite features a crisp and clear 10.25-inch navigation unit, Infinity premium audio and a Smart key & push button start.

N Line variants bring a 150kW 1.6 turbo engine, sports suspension and now feature LED headlights.

And the Flagship N Line Premium combines i30 luxury features with N Line performance enhancements in a single well-appointed package.

2021 i30 hatchback is available in seven exterior colours - Polar White, Phantom Black, Fluidic Metal and Amazon Grey, as well as the vivid Intense Blue and Fiery Red, and the vibrant N Line-specific Lava Orange.

“With range-standard SmartSenseTM safety, refreshed styling and extra equipment, our ever-popular i30 hatchback is now an even more compelling proposition in the small car segment,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo said.

“The stylish 2021 i30 hatchback complements the progressive all-new i30 Sedan as well as performance N Line variants to provide the perfect small car package for a wide variety of customers,” he said.

i30 hatchback range.

Fresh Styling.

Bold new styling features for 2021 i30, Active and Elite trim levels, while the popular N Line styling package is carried into 2021 i30 N Line hatchback variants.

The updated look applies Hyundai’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, starting with a sharp frontal treatment incorporating a new bumper, grille and lighting elements.

The reshaped grille projects a broad, low and sporty stance, and features geometric dark chrome grille elements that tie in with all-new i30 Sedan’s ‘parametric pattern’ motif.

Functional wheel air curtains at each side serve to further develop i30 hatchback’s confident, athletic visage.

Redesigned headlights feature an all-new, sporty, black bezel design, with a revised tapered shape to match the new front grille. These are complemented by the eye-catching ‘parametric pattern’ LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) mounted in the wheel air curtains, which also function as LED front indicator lights.

A new rear bumper design features, repositioned rear reflectors paired with a mesh-effect full-width rear bumper insert. Now located lower in the bumper, the redesigned reflectors complete i30 hatchback’s low and wide stance.

Alloy wheels are standard for 2021 i30 hatchback in 16- and 17-inch designs that feature a contemporary contrasting metallic dark grey finish and a machined face.


Standard SmartSense™ safety.

A generous suite of SmartSense™ advanced safety technologies features in every 2021 i30 hatchback, joined by additional systems in the Elite variant.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist - City/Urban/Interurban/Pedestrian/Cyclist.

Standard in 2021 i30 hatchback, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) utilises the front radar sensor and windshield-mounted camera to detect vehicles and pedestrians in front the vehicle.

If a potential collision is detected, the FCA system will sound a warning chime and display a warning in the Supervision cluster.

Additionally, FCA is capable of automatically applying the vehicle’s brakes in the case of a potential collision (where no driver intervention is detected after a FCA system warning).

Dependent on both the speed of the vehicle and the object detected, the system will either attempt to apply full braking to bring the vehicle to a complete stop or apply partial braking to reduce the severity of a collision.

Please see the table below for the operational speed range of the different FCA braking modes for various detected objects.

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (Automatic and DCT variants).

SCC utilises the front radar sensor to detect the speed and distance of vehicles ahead of i30. SCC then automatically maintains a safe distance to the vehicle ahead, up to a speed pre-set speed by the driver (between 30km/h and 180km/h).

The Stop & Go function allows SCC to work in stop/start traffic, bringing the vehicle to a complete stop when appropriate, and automatically (if within three seconds of stopping) accelerating it back to the original set speed.

If the vehicle is stationary for more than three seconds, SCC with Stop & Go will prompt the driver to continue cruise conditions via the steering wheel switches.

Lane Keeping Assist - Line.

Lane Keeping Assist – Line (LKA-L) system consists of two modes - Lane Departure Warning (LDW) mode, and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) mode.

At speeds of 60km/h or above, LDW uses the windshield-mounted camera to detect lane markings and monitor the vehicle’s position in the lane.

Should the vehicle stray from the intended lane without indicators being activated, audible and visual warnings will be issued.

LKA can be activated at speeds of 60km/h or above where lane markings on both sides of the vehicle are detected. LKA helps prevent the vehicle from straying from the lane by providing steering intervention should the driver not react to warnings from the LDW system.

Both LKA & LDW are momentarily deactivated whenever indicators are active. Additionally, the driver must maintain control of the vehicle by holding the steering wheel at all times. LKA & LDW can be activated via a long press of the Lane Keeping Assist / Lane Following Assist button the steering wheel.

Lane Following Assist.

Lane Following Assist (LFA) uses the front windshield-mounted camera to detect lane markers as well as vehicles ahead, and provides steering assistance to ensure the vehicle stays in the centre of the lane.

LKA & LDW can be activated by a long press of the Lane Keeping Assist / Lane Following Assist button the steering wheel, and is operational when lane markers are detected at speeds up to 180km/h.

Driver Attention Warning.

At speeds of 60 km/h or above, Driver Attention Warning (DAW) uses the windshield-mounted camera to monitor the vehicle’s position within the lane, whilst tracking steering/braking inputs and time since last break.

Should the system detect careless driving (such as sudden steering/braking inputs and/or inability to keep within the lane), the ‘Attention Level’ indicator on the cluster will continually decrease. Should the level decrease to a certain threshold, the DAW system will recommend that the driver takes a break.

The system now also features Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, which monitors the vehicle ahead when i30 is stopped in traffic. If the vehicle drives off, and the i30 driver fails to accelerate away, the system will sound a gentle chime to alert the potentially inattentive driver.

High Beam Assist.

Using the front windshield-mounted camera, High Beam Assist (HBA) scans the road ahead of i30, monitoring for street lights, as well as the headlights and taillights of vehicles in front. Upon detection, the system automatically adjusts headlight range, switching between high and low beam.

HBA is operational once the light switch is placed in the Auto position, with the lever pushed forward (away from the driver.)

Blind-Spot Collision Warning - Elite variant.

At speeds of 20km/h or above, Blind-Spot Collision warning (BCW) uses radar sensors on either side of the rear bumper to detect vehicles next to and diagonally behind the i30. If a vehicle is present in i30’s blind spot, BCW displays a visual alert in the exterior mirrors. If the driver proceeds to activate the corresponding indicator lights, a flashing visual warning is provided and an alert is sounded.

Additionally, the Lane Change Assist (LCA) feature scans for vehicles approaching rapidly from the rear, and uses the same BCW warning measures to alert the driver of rapidly approaching vehicles that may soon enter i30’s blind spot.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning - Elite variant.

Using the BCW system’s radar sensors, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) monitors for traffic approaching on either side of the i30 when reversing out of perpendicular parking spaces. Should RCCW detect a vehicle approaching, an alert is sounded and a visual warning is displayed in the cluster.

Upgraded multimedia.

8.0-inch multimedia system – i30, Active & N Line.

A revised 8.0-inch multimedia system for 2021 i30 hatch brings wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, a first for the Australian Hyundai range.

The unit also features Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and audio streaming and a USB input.

Android Auto users that wish to connect via a USB cable may continue to do so by selecting the option in the multimedia unit.

10.25-inch satellite navigation system - Elite & N Line Premium.

Hyundai’s all-new 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system brings a futuristic feel to 2021 30 hatchback.

The unit features capacitive touch buttons - with physical power and volume knobs - and a large, high-resolution, wide-screen display with split-screen functionality.

The system gives users an array of connectivity features, including Bluetooth for phone calls and audio streaming and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity via USB cable.

Technology, convenience & comfort.

7.0-inch Supervision cluster.

A 7.0-inch colour TFT LCD Supervision dash cluster is standard in every 2021 i30 hatchback.

It features a digital speedometer display that presents different themes dependent on the selected Drive Mode (the Drive Mode system is standard in automatic and DCT variants).

The cluster also displays a range of trip computer information, as well as system status and visual alerts from 2021 i30 hatchback’s various safety systems.

Electronic parking brake.

An Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) is now standard in every i30 hatchback, to make parking brake operation convenient and easy.

Rear air vents.

Every i30 hatchback features HVAC outlets for rear occupants, mounted at the rear of the centre console.

Safe Exit Warning - Elite variant.

The Safe Exit Warning (SEW) system monitors the vehicle’s surroundings and provides warnings to improve the safety of occupants exiting the vehicle.

SEA utilises radar sensors on either side of the rear bumper to detect vehicles approaching from the rear, and is active when the vehicle is stopped.

If one of i30’s doors is opened while an approaching vehicle is detected, the system will sound an alert and display a warning in the instrument cluster.

Rear View Monitor - Elite & N Line Premium.

A new Rear View Monitor (RVM) system allows the rear camera to remain on continuously during driving, so that the driver may monitor the road conditions behind the vehicle.

A conventional rear view camera function continues to feature in every i30.

Australian tuned chassis.

2021 i30 hatchback benefits from an Australian-tuned ride and handling programme, as does every new Australian Hyundai model (excepting iLoad and iMax).

The tune for i30 hatchback’s strut front suspension, and its coupled torsion beam and N Line-specific multi-link independent rear suspensions carries into the 2021 model from the settings honed during development for the model.

Hyundai Australia Engineering & Development created a reassuringly stable and comfortable package, with a sporty sense of involvement, over thousands of grueling R&D kilometres, across a range of challenging Australian conditions.

Pricing and aftersales.


With Hyundai iCare®, the joy of buying a Hyundai will stretch well beyond the showroom. This leading customer care program offers a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Service Plan, 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty, complimentary Roadside Assist for 12 months on new vehicles, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre, and myHyundai – an exclusive owner website. When servicing with Hyundai, customers will also receive a Roadside Support Plan for up to 10 years, a 10 Year Sat Nav Update Plan (for satellite navigation equipped i30 models), and more.

2021 i30 (hatch) specifications.

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