Hyundai upgrades Sporty i30 SR

i30 Series II SR

i30 Series II SR

Hyundai have announced a bunch of upgrades for the sporty i30 SR model which are designed to give the SR more of of sport appearance including leather front sports bucket seats, new alloys that are exclusive to the SR range and paddle shifters although sadly there’s no increase in power so I guess we will have to wait for the rumoured turbo version that will arrive with the next model i30.
I am driving an i30 SR this week and I was only thinking the other day that it would be more fun to drive with some paddle shifters.
Massive thanks to Hyundai for the pics and info check out all the details below.

Sporty upgrades for Hyundai i30 SR

  • Interior and exterior upgrades enhance sporty appeal of i30 Series II SR
  • Striking, machined-face dark grey 17-inch alloys exclusive to SR range
  • Upgraded sports interior featuring; front sports bucket seats and red highlights throughout the cabin
  • Black/red leather* appointed interior now standard across SR range
  • Paddle-shifters now standard in auto-transmission SR models
  • Australian-tuned suspension and handling

 15 July 2016 – Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced significant sporty upgrades to the sports-tuned variants of Australia’s reigning top-selling car.

Headline upgrades to the i30 Series II SR range include exclusive 17-inch, grey-metallic machined-face alloy wheels and red-on-black interior with leather-appointed sports bucket seats.

SR variants equipped with Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission now come standard with sporty paddle-shifters allowing drivers to select the sequential manual mode without taking their hands off the steering wheel, providing a more engaging driving experience.


The i30 Series II SR range now comes standard with striking new 17-inch grey-metallic machined-face alloy wheels shod with 225-45R17 tyres. The new wheels are a unique, five twin-spoke design. Also available is the addition of a bold ‘Phoenix Orange’ exterior colour exclusive to the SR range.


The i30 Series II SR range now features an upgraded sports interior, with black leather upholstery, red inserts on seat bolsters, and red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and front door armrests.

Front sports bucket seats with extended bolsters not only add to the visual impact, but also provide more lateral support for the driver and front passenger during spirited driving.

Dark grey-metallic interior trim highlights replace the previous silver trim highlights in all variants, and the headlining is now black (previously grey). A striking red push-button start surround trim replaces the previous silver trim surround.

Hyundai’s expansive panoramic glass sunroof is now available as an option on i30 SR but remains a standard feature on the SR Premium variant.

Further complementing the 2.0 GDi petrol engine and local sports suspension setup is the addition of paddle shifters on automatic variants.


Like all i30 Series II variants, the top-spec SR and SR Premium already set industry benchmarks. Their value-for-money equipment levels and standard full suite of active and passive safety features are matched to the i30 Series II’s critically acclaimed Australian-tuned ride and handling dynamics.

Together with Hyundai’s industry-leading five-year/unlimited warranty and after-sales innovations, those attributes have this year helped i30 Series II become Australia’s best-selling car for a Hyundai record-breaking four consecutive months (March – June).


Key specification changes over the outgoing i30 Series II SR models are outlined below:

  • 17” alloy wheels finished in dark grey metallic paint with a machined face
  • Black/red leather* appointed interior (leather now standard on SR model)
  • Front sports bucket seats
  • Red inserts on seat bolsters
  • Black headlining
  • Cloth covered interior A-pillar trims
  • Dark grey metallic interior trim highlights
  • Red stitching on seats, steering wheel, and front door armrests
  • Red push button start trim surround
  • Panoramic glass sunroof (optional on SR model, standard on SR Premium)

*Finishes specified as leather may contain elements of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) or man-made materials, or a combination thereof.


Engine Transmission


SR Premium

2.0L GDi Petrol

6 Speed Manual



6 Speed Automatic



*All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

Option Pricing:

Metallic / Mica paint:  $495
Panoramic sunroof:  $2,000

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