Hyundai confirms i30 Sedan Hybrid for Australia

Hyundai Australia will lastly have a rival for the Toyota Corolla Sedan Hybrid by yr’s finish.

Model executives confirmed with media this week that the facelifted i30 Sedan could be the second hybrid mannequin to launch in Australia throughout the second half of the yr, becoming a member of the new-generation Kona Hybrid due within the fourth quarter.

The 2024 Hyundai i30 Sedan Hybrid blends the four-door coupe-like proportions of the i30 Sedan (generally known as the Avante and Elantra in different markets) with the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain within the associated new-gen Kona in addition to the Kia Niro HEV.

All up, the hybrid sedan makes 103kW and 265Nm from its petrol engine and small electrical motor, with drive despatched to the entrance wheels by way of a six-speed dual-clutch computerized.

Korean specs checklist mixed gas financial system of 4.73 litres per 100km, practically 2.0L/100km lower than the usual 1.6-litre non-hybrid petrol out there within the South Korean market – a Corolla Sedan Hybrid, in the meantime, quotes 3.9L/100km.

With a gas tank measuring 42 litres, that makes for 800-900 kilometres of real-world driving vary per fill.

The pre-facelift Hyundai Avante/Elantra is on the market abroad with the identical hybrid drivetrain, although it by no means made its technique to Australia within the rebadged i30 Sedan.

As an alternative, Australia presently will get the selection of a 110kW 2.0-litre atmo 4 in entry grades, a 150kW 1.6-litre turbo 4 within the N Line and a stonking 206kW 2.0-litre turbo within the i30 Sedan N.

It’s unclear whether or not the hybrid will convey the powertrain line-up to 4 fashions, or maybe exchange both the present 2.0-litre or 1.6-litre turbo powertrains.

The Hyundai i30 Sedan Hybrid is one among a number of electrified launches for the Korean model in Australia in 2023.

Later this yr Hyundai will launch the new-generation Kona crossover with each hybrid and EV choices, whereas the Ioniq 6 EV hits the market this month.

There’s additionally the go-fast Ioniq 5 N due by the tip of this yr, and anticipate the three-row Ioniq 7 SUV to be revealed later in 2023 forward of a 2024 Australian market launch.

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