Hyundai i30 2nd gen. 2012-2017 - second-hand, experiences, problems

Hyundai i30 2nd gen.
Hyundai i30 2nd gen.

Hyundai i30 2.gen. only made 5 years, and in 2014, a small redesign was performed, which included styling the front grille and introducing new engines, including the 186 horsepower Turbo version.

Hyundai i30 2nd gen.
Hyundai i30 2nd gen.

Hyundai i30 2.gen. (GD) for the first time in the history of this model, the manufacturer has opted to introduce a 3-door variant (i30 Coupe, from 2014). The wheelbase in the i30 II hasn’t changed, but the car has grown a few inches and has become much more spacious and roomy. Looking at this car back in time, it seems rather outdated and imaginative, but second-hand users don't mind. Hyundai has long ceased to be regarded as an exotic brand and stands on an increasingly high level.

Hyundai i30 II dimensions

Dimension / width / height 430-448 / 178/147 cm
Wheelbase 265 cm
Trunk capacity HTB l 378-1316, 528-1642 l kmb

Hyundai i30 2st gen. - Engines

The Hyundai i30 (GD) engine range includes two naturally aspirated petrol units - 1.4 and 1.6. The latter is available in three versions: with (120 hp) and direct injection (135 hp), as well as with a turbocharged 186 hp (i30 Turbo). In turn 1.4 before the modernization of the Gamma family engine, after the modernization - Kappa. Both develop 100 hp each and provide almost identical performance, with a slight advantage over the newer ones. Those who like diesel have a choice of 1.4 horsepower with 90 horsepower (often used in fleets) and 1.6 CRDi with 110, 128 and 136 hp, also with a 7-speed DCT transmission. All diesel engines are equipped with a particle filter - fortunately without problems, except that the regeneration process takes place quite often, even every few hundred kilometers. The use of a floating flywheel has been completely abandoned.

Hyundai i30 II petrol engines

engines 1.4 MPI 1.6 MPI 1.6 GDI 1.6 T-GDI
Volume 1396 cc 1591 cc 1591 ccm³ 1591 cc
Fuel gasoline gasoline gasoline turbo gasoline
Max. fuel 99 BAM 120 BAM 135 BAM 186 BAM
Max. torque 137 Nm 156 Nm 164 Nm 265 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h 13,0 s 10,9 s 9,9 s 8,0 s
Max. speed 182 km/h 192 km/h 195 km/h 219 km/h
Average consumption 6,0 l / 100 km 6,4 l / 100 km 5,7 l / 100 km 7,3 l / 100 km

Hyundai i30 II diesel engines

engines 1.4 CRDi 1.6 CRDi 1.6 CRDi 1.6 CRDi DCT
Volume 1396 cc 1582 cc 1582 cc 1582 cc
Fuel turbo diesel turbo diesel turbo diesel turbo diesel
Max. power 90 KS 110 KS 128 KS 136 KS
Max. torque 220 Nm 260 Nm 260 Nm 280 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h 13,5 s 11,0 s 10,9 s 10,5 s
Max. speed 170 km/h 185 km/h 197 km/h 200 km/h
Average consumption 4,1 l / 100 km 4,0 l / 100 km 4,1 l / 100 km 4,2 l / 100 km

Hyundai i30 2nd gen. - problems and malfunctions

It is a fairly durable car with predictable labor costs. The most serious malfunctions of the i30 are related to poor sealing of the transmission on 1.6 GDI engines - oil can enter the part with the clutch and cause the clutch to slip.

Corrosion on the tailgate and overall low color durability.

Problems when using the unit's full power, the engine failure light comes on on the instrument panel. The problem is with the 1.6 CRDi turbo diesel, and the sieve in the fuel tank, which clogs up every 30000-40000 km on average, is wrong. Cleaning is recommended at each service.

Increased steering shake when braking. Brake disc problems. In general, the durability of the original discs and tiles is not the best. The advice is to invest in better quality replacements.

Oil leakage or plunging from the piston system. The 1.6 GDI leaks from the camshaft position sensor gasket. In cars from the start of production (after approximately 100 km) individual cases of bearing rotation (usually resolved under warranty).

Problems with unscrewing the wheel nut - incorrect turning of the nut on the abyss. This is often the result of a vulcanizer error, although we admit that there is a large gap between the groove and the nut during initial screwing (this helps to tighten the nut at an angle). Fortunately, repair is not expensive.

Hyundai i30 2nd gen. - service

Supplies Gasoline engine Diesel engine
Motor oil 3,3 l (5W-30) 5,2 l ** (5W-30)
Oil in manual transmission 1,8-2,0 l, 75W-85 1,8-2,0 l, 75W-85
Cooling system 5,8 l (glycol based) 6,9 l (glycol based)
Brake Fluid OK. 1,0 l, DOT 4 OK. 1,0 l, DOT 4
Switching mechanism chain chain
Service intervals . .
Motor oil every 30000 km or every 2 years every 30000 km or every 2 years
Pollen filter every 30000 km every 30000 km
Air filter every 60000 km every 60000 km
Brake Fluid 2 years 2 years
Switching mechanism without periodic replacement without periodic replacement

Used Hyundai i30 2nd gen. - summary

The annoying nature of this car has been offset by predictable maintenance costs and decent durability.

The 2nd generation Hyundai i30 is a successful model that is worth the interest if you are looking for a durable compact car. Serious failures are rare, mostly minor problems.


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