New, third-generation i30 builds on important role model for Hyundai

New, third-generation Hyundai i30i30 goes on sale March 1. Picture: Hyundai

New, third-generation Hyundai i30i30 goes on sale March 1. Picture: Hyundai - Credit: Hyundai

The i30 hatchback sowed the seeds of Hyundai's success story and now the third-generation aims to build on that when it goes on sale on March 1.

The third generation of one of Hyundai's msot important models in the UK, the i30, goes on sale on March 1.

New Generation i30 hatchback offers a high level of standard safety equipment, with lane departure warning and lane keep assist, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and hill-start assist featuring on all models. Standard technology and connectivity equipment also feature with all New Generation i30's benefitting from DAB and Bluetooth regardless of trim level.

Tony Whitehorn, president and chief executive of Hyundai Motor UK, said: 'The i30 has played a significant part in Hyundai's transformation over the past decade with over 117,000 i30s sold in the UK since the first generation was launched in 2007. The second generation i30 achieved nearly 70,000 sales and we have solid expectations for the New Generation i30.

'The original i30 was the model that sowed the seeds of our growth and we are confident that the New Generation i30 will again bring new customers into the brand with its great looks, technology and confident dynamic abilities.'

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Prices will start from £16,995 for the i30 S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS six-speed manual with 15in alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, DAB radio with USB and jackpoint connections, Bluetooth with steering wheel controls, electric front and rear windows and driver seat height adjustment.

From £18,695, the i30 SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS manual adds 16in alloys, front fog lamps, DAB radio with fine-inch LCD touchscreen, rear parking assist, rear view camera and leather steering wheel. SE specification is also available with a 110PS 1.6 CRDi 110PS six-speed manual.

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The i30 SE Nav 1.0 T-GDi 120PS manual at £19,645 gains more technology and connectivity with satellite navigation with eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth with voice recognition and wireless phone charging. The £1,000 visibility pack option comprises dual LED headlights, 17in alloys and dual zone climate control.

SE Nav also introduces the new 140PS, 1.4-litre T-GDi turbo petrol engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and is also available with the 1.6 CRDi 110PS engine, with an automatic transmission option.

Premium, from £22,195 for the 1.4 T-GDi 140PS manual, includes 17in alloys with uprated Michelin tyres, dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake with auto hold function, privacy glass, heated front seats with artificial leather/cloth seat facings, electrically adjustable driver's seat, a supervision instrument cluster with 4.2in display and front and rear parking sensors and blind spot detection system with rear cross traffic alert and LED headlights and rear lights. A 1.6 CRDi 110PS engine is also offered.

Top-of-the range Premium SE, from £23,495, adds panoramic sunroof, leather seat facings and heated steering wheel.

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