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The Hyundai i30 is not the most obvious medium car you can buy, but it’s a good value alternative to the popular Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf – especially when you take into account the large discounts that can be found.
The Hyundai i30 may not be as cheap as its predecessor, but a quick search online reveals discounts of up to 25% – making this sleek medium car really good value. The i30 is stylish inside and out and running costs should be very low. You also get a five-year warranty for added peace of mind.
The i30 comes with a longer equipment list than many rivals: all models get air conditioning, Bluetooth and a multi-function steering wheel. Hyundai’s five-year Triple Care warranty package is not only longer than most rivals, but more comprehensive too. It includes unlimited mileage cover, breakdown cover and free annual vehicle health checks.
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Save 25% on Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive Active
Our favourite i30 is the 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive Active. We’ve found this model available online for just £13,625 – saving you a substantial £4,615 on the list price. This model has a punchy diesel engine, but still returns a very strong claimed economy figure of 76.3mpg. CO2 emissions are also low enough to qualify for free car tax.
Standard equipment includes six airbags, air conditioning and cruise control with a speed limiter, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally breaking the speed limit. You also get rear parking sensors and electric windows front and rear.
Brand new Hyundai i30 1.4 Classic 3-dr for just £10,836
Thanks to a saving of £3,284 you can pick up a new Hyundai i30 1.4 Classic three-door for just £10,836. This entry level model has a small petrol engine under the bonnet, which returns a claimed 47.1mpg.
This engine may struggle with heavy loads though, as it takes a lengthy 13.2 seconds to accelerate to 62mph. In Classic trim the i30 comes with six airbags, air conditioning, Bluetooth with voice recognition, plus a height adjustable driver’s seat.
£4,717 discount on Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi  Sport
If you’d prefer something a little more sporty, we’ve found a Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Sport for just £14,988 – saving you £4,717 on the list price. Official fuel economy is strong at 68.9mpg, but acceleration is reasonable too, with the car taking just 10.9 seconds to sprint to 62mph.
This sleek three-door model is packed with equipment including metallic blue paint, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers. Also standard are part-leather seats, electrically folding door mirrors for squeezing through tight gaps and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Hot Car Deals:
- Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive Active 5-dr – £13,625 at Nationwide Cars
- Hyundai i30 1.4 Classic 3-dr – £10,836 at Nationwide Cars
- Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi  Sport 3-dr – £14,988 at Arnold Clark
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Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.