Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of its all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 hatch, which goes on sale later this month.
The entry-level i30 Active manual lops in at $20,950 excluding on-road costs, $500 less than the outgoing model. Despite the price reduction, Hyundai says the model comes with approximately $2,000 worth of extra kit, including an 8-inch touch screen with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio.
Underneath the bonnet, a 2.0-litre GDi direct-injection engine developing 120kW and 203Nm of torque (up 13kW and 28Nm) replaces the old 1.8-litre MPi engine.
Other additions to the new i30 Active specification over the outgoing GD Active include 16” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, hill-start assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
“We have built outstanding quality and value into the new i30, not just at the entry level but across the range,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mr JW Lee.
“Quality is what buyers demand and expect, and it is inherent in the new i30, its refinement, comfort, handling, performance, safety and practicality. In all of these respects, along with its superb design, we believe the new Hyundai i30 is competitive with the very best in the class from a product perspective, while simultaneously extending Hyundai’s value leadership.”
In addition to the entry-level Active, the new Hyundai i30 will come in two comfort and two sports trim grades (see table below).
The 1.6 CRDi turbo-diesel engine – 100kW/300Nm in Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) form, 100kw/280Nm as a manual – is available in three trim grades, while SR models are now fitted with the upgraded 1.6-litre T-GDi turbo engine shared with the Elantra SR Turbo, developing 150kW and 265Nm.
The SR variants kick off with the Manual priced at $25,950, the DCT-equipped model is $28,950, while the range-topping SR Premium (DCT only) is priced at $33,950.
According to the Korean brand, In SR trim, the new i30 offers around $5,000-worth of new features compared with the outgoing SR, for a price uplift of only $100 for the DCT variant, while in SR Premium trim, approximately $5,000-worth of features have again been added for a $400 uplift.
Specification additions for the new i30 comfort and sports trims include wireless phone charging, new-design 17” and 18” wheels, dual exhaust tips, LED headlights, multi-link rear suspension in SR models and Hyundai’s SmartSense safety and alert system, which incorporates Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), smart cruise control, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and Lane Keeping Assist
An optional Safety Pack, including AEB and other SmartSense features, will be made available on the i30 Active by the end of 2017 with pricing to be announced later.
The new i30 is equipped with seven airbags and has achieved a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
New i30: Pricing (Excluding on-roads)
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