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Sporty 2016 Hyundai i30 SR Series II announced for Australia

July 15, 2016

Hyundai has released a freshened-up i30 SR hatch for the release of the Series II, complete with some added sporting pedigree.

2016 Hyundai i30 SR Series II

While engine output remains unchanged at 124kW/201Nm from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder GDi unit, Hyundai says it has tuned the suspension and handling quality for even more performance, but also locally-tuned to better handle Australian roads.

Additions to the latest i30 SR include grey metallic 17-inch alloys wrapped in 225/45R rubber, an upgraded sports interior including bucket seats, and paddle-shifters now as standard on automatic variants.

While no exterior styling changes have been made by Hyundai, there is a new phoenix orange finish available.

Inside, however, Hyundai has freshened up the interior, adding black leather upholstery, contrasting red highlights around the cabin and sporty bucket seats. Dark grey trim replaces the outgoing silver, with black headlining.

There’s also the option for a large panoramic sunroof available for the base model, remaining a standard feature on the SR Premium. Prices are as below (excluding on-road costs):

2016 Hyundai i30 SR manual – $26,550
2016 Hyundai i30 SR Premium manual – $31,250

2016 Hyundai i30 SR auto – $28,850
2016 Hyundai i30 SR Premium auto – $33,550

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.