Our Fleet Test Drive: Hyundai i30 5dr - 2nd report
13 February 2013
Author: Guy Bird
It might sound funny to say about any carmaker, but I think it's fair to comment that steering didn't use to be high up Hyundai's agenda. So the fact that its new i30 has a system called Flex Steer, with three steering modes adjustable according to driving need and style, is exciting news for me.
Once I found out, I sought the appropriate button with an intensity unseen since that knight seeking out the lager of Lamot back in the classic 1980s advert (see YouTube, youngsters). Just as well I did, as located below cruise control and just above the 'Trip' button on the lower right hand section of the steering wheel with an icon that looks like a steering wheel with radar firing out of its rim, it's not particularly obvious (or convenient). Still, when I did find it and began pressing away,
I gained confirmation from the LCD display that the car was in Comfort mode. However, wanting to feel like the steering wheel was actually connected to the car I was driving,
I pressed on past Normal to Sport. Although the Trades Descriptions Act might want to have a word about that latter definition, it's still my favourite by far and that's where it's staying.
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