New Hyundai i30 offers more for less

By WhichCar staff, 20 Apr 2017 Car News

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New Hyundai i30 offers more for less

The new 2017 Hyundai i30 gets a bucket load more features and adjusted pricing

The new Hyundai i30 will get more features for a $500 price cut to the entry model when it arrives in Australia next week.

Priced in at $20,950 for the base Active manual, the Hyundai i30 is more affordable than the outgoing model but is packed with $2000-worth of extra standard features, including satellite navigation, eight-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio depending on the variant.

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The 1.8-litre MPi engine is replaced by a more powerful 2.0-litre GDi direct-injection engine which produces 13kW more power and 28Nm more torque. The Active is also offered with a 1.6-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine which produces 100kW/300Nm when mated to the dual clutch transmission or 100kW/280Nm in the manual.

Hyundai’s popular small-car offers a choice of Sport or Comfort trim, which includes wireless phone charging, dual exhaust trips, LED headlights, and more safety features.

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The dual-clutch-only Comfort Line i30 Elite ($28,950) and i30 Premium ($33,950) features the same 1.6-litre CRDi diesel available in the Active, while the sportier SR and SR Premium gets the 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre T-GDi turbo also used in the Elantra SR turbo.

The sporty SR model has a price hike of $100 on the auto, now priced at $28,950, while the manual now costs $25,950. The SR Premium is priced at $33,950 (auto-only) compared to the outgoing model’s $33,550 ticket.

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For that, both SR trims receive wireless phone charging, multi-link rear suspension, hill-start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, 18-inch alloy wheels and more safety including automatic emergency braking, smart cruise control, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and lane keep assistance. The SR also gets an eight-inch satellite navigation system, while the SR Premium gets LED headlights and front park assist system. Both models lose the full-size spare.

“We are immensely proud of the work our engineers and designers have done to create this car,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Chief Executive Officer JW Lee.

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“Through outstanding customer support, Hyundai will enhance the new i30’s ownership proposition even further, with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, 10-year free map update plan for the satellite navigation system, a superb-value Lifetime Service Plan and outstanding roadside support.

“We feel confident this car will compete well with the best in the class and will appeal strongly to all Australian small car buyers.”