Hyundai has revealed details of UK pricing and specification for the 2012 i30 five-door hatchback.
The Korean carmaker has also announced four trim levels and five engine specifications, and the new i30 is set to go on sale in March this year, priced from £14,495.
New Hyundai i30: four trim levels
The 2012 Hyundai i30 will be offered in four trim levels: Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav.
As standard, all new i30 variants will receive voice-activated Bluetooth connectivity, LED daytime running lights, a multi-function steering wheel, electric heated door mirrors and Hill-start Assist control – a function that holds the vehicle’s brakes on for a few seconds when pulling away on steep gradients.
Active trim adds 15-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and a driver selectable steering system – including Comfort, Normal and Sport modes – while i30 Style variants receive 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, front parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights and power folding door mirrors as well.
Range topping Style Nav models get a touch screen satellite navigation system and rear-view parking camera, in addition to everything fitted to the regular Style.
See our first look video of the Hyundai i30 at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
New Hyundai i30: range of engines
A range of petrol and diesel engines will be offered in the new i30 from an entry-level 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine to a range-topping 126bhp 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel.
According to Hyundai, the most efficient engine in the i30 line-up will be a 108bhp 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel, equipped with the firm’s stop-start system and ‘Blue Drive’ eco technology. The unit is available on all trim levels and will emit a claimed 97g/km CO2, meaning zero road tax – however, the most powerful, range-topping Blue Drive diesel engine emits 100g/km CO2 due to the weight of its additional equipment.
An 89bhp 1.4-litre CRDi turbodiesel and a non-Blue Drive 1.6-litre CRDi will also be offered; both manual and automatic transmissions are available.
New Hyundai i30: from £14,495
The entry-level i30 Classic with Hyundai’s 1.4-litre petrol engine will cost from £14,495 on the road – a £750 hike over the current entry-level i30.
For buyers looking for an efficiency-focused Hyundai hatchback, the cheapest Blue Drive equipped diesel model is £16,895 in Classic trim. This will rise to £17,995, £18,995 and £19,995 for Active, Style and Style Nav trim levels, respectively.
The top-of-the-range 126bhp 1.6-litre CRDi Blue Drive is priced from £20,295, a significant £2,545 increase over the current top-of-the-range i30 1.6 CRDi Premium.
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