New car shoppers looking at entry-level versions of Hyundai’s i30 hatch, Elantra small sedan or Tucson medium SUV have been handed an extra choice to consider, with Hyundai’s local arm bringing new value-boosted, limited-edition Trophy variants for each model.
Based on the base i30 Go, Elantra Active and Tucson Active, the Trophy editions add extra gear for modest additional outlay.
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For the $25,350 Elantra Trophy, the premium over the Elantra Accent automatic is just $1560 and replaces the Active’s 16-inch steel wheels with 17-inch alloys, adds leather-appointed upholstery over the standard cloth, and tacks on a chrome grille surround for some extra exterior bling.
The $23,390 i30 Trophy boasts the same additions over the i30 Go’s standard spec, while also gaining rear parking sensors – an item that’s already standard on the Elantra Active grade (and thus the Elantra Trophy). Priced just $1100 higher than the i30 Go automatic that it’s based on, the i30 Trophy’s value-for-money quotient is even stronger than the Accent’s.
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The Tucson Trophy goes even further, though at $33,650 its price premium over the Tucson Active is a heftier $2560. For the extra dosh, the Tucson Trophy packs bigger 18-inch alloys, heated exterior mirrors, leather-appointed upholstery, chrome-finished door handles and grille surround, matte-grey exterior trim and an illuminated glovebox and sunvisor mirror.
All Trophy editions are offered with 2.0-litre petrol engines and six-speed automatics as standard, with no other powertrain or drivetrain options. The Tucson, being based on the entry-level Active petrol grade, is only available in front-wheel-drive form. For the i30 and Tucson, power is provided by a 2.0-litre direct-injected inline four with 120kW/203Nm, while the Elantra produces 112kW/192Nm from a port-injected 2.0-litre.
The i30 Trophy, Elantra Trophy and Tucson Trophy are available now, with production limited to 1000, 300 and 650 units of each respectively. Pricing is as follows:
- Hyundai i30 Trophy 2.0L automatic - $23,390
- Hyundai Elantra Trophy 2.0L automatic - $25,350
- Hyundai Tucson Trophy 2.0L automatic - $33,650