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2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer series II on sale in Australia, gets 7spd DCT

The 2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer series II wagon has touched down in Australia, bringing a new dual-clutch transmission, increased standard specification, and enhanced connectivity.

2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer series II

Perhaps the headlining change for the series II is the standard fitment of a new seven-speed dual-clutch auto across the board. It’s matched to either a 1.6-litre GDi petrol or 1.6 CRDi turbo-diesel.

Outputs remain unchanged for the GDi petrol, at 98kW/163Nm, while the diesel is boosted from 94kW/260Nm to 100kW/300Nm. Even with the increase in output, the new DCT auto helps to see fuel consumption drop from 5.8L/100km to just 4.8L/100km. The petrol uses 6.0L/100km, down from 6.9L/100km with the old auto.

Two variant levels make up the series II Tourer range, spanning from the Tourer to the Tourer Elite. The entry Tourer replaces the previous Active, and is available with either the petrol or diesel while the Elite is only available with the diesel.

In terms of features, Hyundai has introduced a new 5.0-inch touch-screen interface with Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs, while offering applications such as Pandora internet radio. The Elite variant comes with a 7.0-inch screen and adds sat-nav.

Both variants also come with a reversing camera as standard, facelifted exterior trimmings such as the front grille with satin chrome inserts, new-look 16-inch alloy wheels, a roof rail, hill-start assist, and cruise control.

The series II i30 wagon range is now on sale in Australia, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs).

2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer GDi DCT auto – $27,990
2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer CRDi DCT auto – $30,590
2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Elite CRDi DCT auto – $34,190

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.