An all-new Hyundai will go on sale in the UK from 1st September, with the diesel models offering more than 60mpg, and it will come complete with Hyundai’s unlimited mileage five year warranty.
Hyundai claim that their i30 – which also represents a new way of naming the cars – “heralds a dramatic shift in image and attitude that will drive change in people’s perception of the whole Hyundai brand.”
The i30 is a new size of car for Hyundai and it will be competing with the Ford Focus, Renault Mégane, Citroën C4, Mazda 3 and Peugeot 307.
Read our review of the
Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive
which was launched in 2012
The i30 offers a range of newly developed engines. The 109PS 1.4 petrol emits 145 g/km CO2 and 46.3mpg (combined) and the 115PS 1.6 diesel emits 125g/km CO2 and 60.1mpg (combined) – and it includes a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
In a first for Hyundai on its passenger cars, ESP, a safety system which, combined with electronic traction control, balances power and braking to help the driver maintain control over the direction of the vehicle at all times, is fitted as standard to all models in the i30 range.
Hyundai’s new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is also available on certain models.
Prices will start from £10,995 for the 1.4 litre petrol Comfort model and rise to £16,595 for the 2.0 CRDi Premium 6-speed manual.