Defining it as a 'restyling' is mortifying: after a thorough renovation above and under the bonnet, the Hyundai i30 presents itself with a decidedly 'European' and decisive appeal, and gives Futuroprossimo readers (and whoever writes to you first of all) a fuck of hints on the innovations that are now part of the modern automobile culture. From multipurpose solutions to the greater possibility of 'customizing' the purchase, from the increasingly guaranteed (and perceived) safety to the stylistic innovations, this car convinces from the first glance.
For one thing, the first thing you notice is the adaptive "double optical group" with xenon lights at the top and LED daytime running lights at the bottom: visibility increased dramatically at any time of day and in all weather conditions. LEDs also present in the rear lights, with faster activation times for stops. To complete the "third eye" of the car, with a spoiler that integrates other lights, there is also the rear view camera, which transmits its images directly to the on-board navigator to improve the perception of obstacles and lend a hand even during the parking (in combination with the now inevitable sensors).
And I only talked about the headlights!
I could elaborate much more on the interior with the comfort of heated seats (to mitigate the harsh winter) and a refrigerated glove compartment (to cool the scorching summer with a nice drink). Interior lights with integrated glasses holder, space-saving nets and so on and so forth. The navigator, with its generous 7 ″ touchscreen and the Bluetooth voice recognition system is the main window on the world and the feeling of 'breadth' in the central body of the vehicle increases when you notice a detail: there is no longer the hand brake lever. It has been replaced by an electronic button. Waiting for a'car you drive for us leaving us time to do what we want, even this seems to me a great convenience :)
I can't write a post as long as Job's beard, and I won't: you should study the choices behind this new release (7 airbags, three steering modes, etc.) and you will realize how far the i30 is ahead of it. to its competitors of that range that once could even be called "utilitarian" with great flexibility. Enjoyable in the city and snappy over distances, it is a real pleasure.
Go find it, I found several through the Automobile.it website and I do not rule out buying one: it could be my last “analog” car before the big definitive switch to electric: in case you want a tip, bet on the 1.4 hp 97 GPL econext. And if you don't have many "squares" but you still want to have something valid, even with the second hand you can get something good out of it: this parent company has become a surprise.
A surprise with a completely new nose.