Hyundai special editions hit the showroomPopular Hyundai hatchbacks get 'special' treatment
08 January 2010
Hyundai is starting the New Year with three generously equipped, special edition versions of its i10, i20 and i30 hatchback models.
New Hyundai i30 Edition
Based on the Which? Best Buy Hyundai i30, the new i30 Edition is the flagship of the three specials and features an ‘exclusive’ sporty look. This comprises new grille, front air intake, fog lamps, side skirts and rear bumper complete with twin tailpipe trims. There’s a choice of 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol engines, plus a 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel (none of which actually use twin tailpipes, but never mind).
Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloys, all-round electric windows, remote locking, electric heated door mirrors, six speaker stereo, USB connector and - of course - sporty pedals and a chrome gearknob.
Stability control is also standard, alongside six airbags and active front headrests, which help prevent whiplash.
Prices for the i30 Edition will start at £13,400.
New Hyundai i20 Edition
The Hyundai i20 Edition is available in three- and five-door guise, and with the 1.2-litre petrol engine only. Priced from £10,565, Hyundai points out that the i20 Edition costs £700 less than the cheapest version of Britain’s best-selling supermini, the Ford Fiesta.
Equipment includes half-leather seats, leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, air conditioning, coloured interior detailing, electric windows, USB connector, remote locking and 15-inch alloy wheels. Again, stability control, six airbags and active front head restraints are standard.
New Hyundai i10 Edition
The Hyundai i10 Edition is the final member of this special triumvirate and features 14-inch alloy wheels, body coloured exterior detailing, front fog lights, remote locking, coloured interior detailing, electric windows, air conditioning and leather trim for the steering wheel and gearknob.
It is powered by the less proficient 1.1-litre petrol engine, but still offers impressive value at £8,425.
All new Hyundai Editions are on sale now and feature a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
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