Pricing and specs revealed for new Hyundai i30

Following its official unveiling late last year, Hyundai has announced prices and specs for the all-new i30 range.

Prices start at £15,195 for the entry-level i30 trim, which replaces the outgoing Classic model, while the range-topping i30 Tourer Premium is priced from £24,695.

Order books for the new i30 range open in two days’ time on 26th February, and the first new cars to arrive in UK showrooms are expected sometime in the coming month.

New design, engines and equipment

Hyundai’s European design team has updated the i30 with a host of new design, engine and equipment improvements to further boost its enviable appeal among UK buyers.

Design additions include the trademark Hyundai hexagonal grille, along with newly-designed alloy wheels and the option of two brand-new exterior colours: Polar White and Jet Black.

Standard equipment across the range is impressively comprehensive and includes keyless entry, USB and Bluetooth connectivity with steering-mounted controls, along with air conditioning.

Based on the entry-level S trim, the i30 SE comes with additional features like larger 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic cruise control and rear parking sensors, plus a leather steering wheel.

SE Nav trims add all of the former equipment, but also include a satellite navigation system with a rear view camera, while the range-topping Premium trim comes with the most kit of all.

Premium models feature 17-inch alloys, leather seat upholstery and dual-zone climate control, plus a heated steering wheel, engine stop-start button and high-intensity headlights to illuminate the road.

New i30 Turbo

For the first time, buyers can get their hands on the new Hyundai i30 Turbo, a slightly hotter version of the standard i30 hatchback with a 184bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.

Cracking the 0-60mph sprint in eight seconds, the Turbo also features exclusive badging and a turbo bodykit, plus a leather sports steering wheel with red stitching and sports suspension.

Satellite navigation is included, along with upgraded seats that feature black and red upholstery and LED rear tail lights and buyers can choose between three- and five-door bodystyles.

Engine options for the standard i30 models include a choice of five engines, with power outputs that range from 99bhp to 119bhp, plus stop-start technology as standard to further boost efficiency.

Buyers can also specify a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox on 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines, which replaces the previous six-speed automatic to provide better performance and economy.

Currently Hyundai’s top-selling model, the new i30 range is currently in production at the manufacturer’s factory in the Czech Republic, and will be available to order from 26th February.