Hyundai Australia Elevates Local Suspension Tuning Program for i30 Sedan Hybrid

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As Australia emerges from the shadows of COVID-related disruptions, Hyundai Australia is revving up its local suspension tuning program to deliver enhanced driving experiences for Aussie motorists. The latest beneficiary of this meticulous tuning process is the eagerly anticipated Hyundai i30 Sedan Hybrid, set to make waves with its refined performance and superior handling.

Following in the footsteps of the high-performance Ioniq 5 N, which received accolades for its locally tuned electronically controlled suspension (ECS), the i30 Sedan Hybrid Elite and Premium variants are primed to elevate the driving dynamics of Hyundai's hybrid lineup. Scheduled to hit Australian roads in the second quarter of this year, these models promise a harmonious blend of efficiency, comfort, and agility.

One of the key highlights of the i30 Sedan Hybrid Elite and Premium is their 17-inch alloy wheels paired with summer tyres, offering unparalleled grip and responsiveness on the road. This combination presented a unique challenge, as it hadn't been previously developed. To overcome this hurdle, Hyundai's local team embarked on an intensive R&D journey, fine-tuning the suspension to perfectly complement the wheel and tyre setup.

Tim Rodgers, Hyundai Motor Company Australia's product planning and development manager, shed light on the rigorous process behind the local suspension tuning. He revealed that while it took a couple of weeks of hands-on work, the entire project involved extensive consultation and meticulous testing to ensure optimal performance.

Unlike its petrol-powered counterparts, the i30 Sedan Hybrid boasts a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension setup, offering superior handling and stability. This bespoke suspension tune, tailored specifically for the Australian market, sets the i30 Sedan Hybrid apart from its global counterparts.

While the entry-level i30 Sedan Hybrid has already made its debut, pricing for the Elite and Premium variants is yet to be confirmed. However, with production set to commence soon, Hyundai enthusiasts can expect these models to offer exceptional value for money, considering their advanced hybrid powertrain and refined driving dynamics.

Powered by a potent 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, augmented by a robust electric motor and a cutting-edge six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the i30 Sedan Hybrid delivers a seamless driving experience with impressive fuel efficiency. Boasting a combined fuel economy figure of just 3.9 litres per 100km, according to ADR testing, the i30 Sedan Hybrid is not only eco-friendly but also wallet-friendly.

As Hyundai Australia continues to raise the bar with its local tuning capabilities, the i30 Sedan Hybrid represents a significant milestone in the brand's commitment to delivering superior driving experiences tailored to the unique preferences of Australian drivers. With its innovative technology, sleek design, and now, locally tuned suspension, the i30 Sedan Hybrid is poised to make a lasting impression on the Australian automotive landscape. Stay tuned for updates as Hyundai drives towards a future of unparalleled performance and innovation.

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