Hyundai has today announced full pricing and specification for its exciting New Generation five-door i30 hatchback, due for launch in the UK on 12 March.
Prices for i30 start at £14,495 on-the-road for the entry level Classic model, which comes with insurance ratings from Group 7E, making it one of the most cost effective C-segment cars to own and run.
Hyundai’s newcomer builds on the success of its predecessor. First launched in 2007, the outgoing i30 was the first ‘i’ product in Hyundai’s range and introduced new standards of quality and driveability to the Hyundai product line-up. The new generation i30 will build on the achievements of the cars it replaces – bringing with it a new level of style, interior quality and technology – adding emotional as well as rational appeal.
The new generation Hyundai i30 will be available in four main trim levels including Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav, while customers will also have the choice of either petrol or diesel engines – including Hyundai’s latest ultra-efficient 1.6-litre diesel unit that emits less than 100g/km CO2 – there will be five engine outputs on offer with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.
Hyundai’s clean and efficient Blue Drive technologies come on all 1.6 CRDi manual models as standard and feature Intelligent Stop & Go Technology. The powerful, yet efficient unit is available in outputs of 110PS and 128PS; the former boasting the lowest CO2 emissions figure for a diesel car in its segment with 97g/km. The 128PS unit meanwhile is the perfect example of true efficiency where customers get a more powerful engine without the associated drawbacks of high fuel consumption and emissions.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, says: “The new generation i30 represents another leap forward in terms of Hyundai’s design, refinement and build quality. Coupled with Hyundai’s generous standard specification along and industry leading back-up service and support in the form of the Five Year Triple Care assurance, the new generation i30 truly represents the complete package for customers looking for a high-quality vehicle at an affordable price.”
New standard features on the i30 include voice-activated Bluetooth®, LED daytime running lights, multi-function steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and one-touch indicators. Safety systems added as standard across the range include Vehicle Stability Management, Emergency Stop Signal and Hill-start Assist Control. Active trim level, adds 15” alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and Hyundai’s new dynamic Flex SteerTM system, which gives the driver the option of three settings namely: Comfort, Normal and Sport.
All ‘Style’ models benefit from 16” alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, front parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, cornering lights, automatic headlights, automatic de-fog system for front windscreen and electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators. Topping the trim will be Style Nav, which brings a fully integrated touchscreen satellite navigation system and rear view parking camera.
Full pricing details and insurance group ratings for the New Generation i30 are as follows:
|New Generation i30 – 5 Door Hatchback|
|VED Band 2011-12||Recommended|
On The Road
|1.4 CRDi 90PS||D||109||7E||B||16,145.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||97||12E||A||16,895.00|
|1.6 120PS auto||P||159||10E||G||16,995.00|
|1.4 CRDi 90PS||D||109||7E||B||17,245.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||97||12E||A||17,995.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS auto||D||145||11E||F||18,795.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||100||12E||A||18,995.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS auto||D||145||11E||F||19,795.00|
|1.6 CRDi 128PS Blue Drive||D||100||14E||A||19,295.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||100||13E||A||19,995.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS auto||D||145||12E||F||20,795.00|
|1.6 CRDi 128PS Blue Drive||D||100||14E||A||20,295.00|