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2018 Hyundai i30, Elantra and Tucson Trophy editions arrive

By Tony O'Kane, 30 May 2018 Car News

2018 Hyundai i30, Elantra and Tucson Trophy editions arrive

Hyundai winds up the value equation on its volume-selling i30, Elantra and Tucson

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.

Read next: 2018 Hyundai i30 Range Review

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.

Read next: 2018 Hyundai Tucson Range Review

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