High Wycombe, 24 February 2015: Following its official unveiling in December, Hyundai Motor UK has revealed the pricing and specification of the New i30 range including, for the first time, the i30 Turbo.
Priced from £15,195 (Rs. 14.60 laks), the range starts with the i30 S, replacing the outgoing ‘Classic’ model, with standard equipment including; keyless entry, USB and AUX connections, Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel remote control, and air conditioning. Based on the i30 S, the SE is available with additional features such as 16” alloy wheels (subject to variant), auto cruise control with speed limiter, drivers electric lumbar support, rear parking sensors, leather steering wheel and gear knob. Prices for the i30 SE start at £16,495 (Rs. 15.85 laks). Additionally, the SE Nav derivative will offer satellite navigation with rear view camera.
Customers choosing the i30 Premium will benefit from; HID headlights with auto leveling and AFLS, 17” alloy wheels, leather seat facings, dual zone climate control, heated seats, heated steering wheel and smart key with engine stop/start button.
For the first time, Hyundai is launching the dynamic i30 Turbo featuring a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, which delivers 186PS and a 0-60 time of eight seconds. Standard equipment includes; 18” alloy wheels, Turbo sports bodykit, Turbo badge, perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching, sports suspension, satellite navigation, black and red cloth/artificial leather sports seats and LED rear tail lights. New i30 Turbo buyers can choose from either three-door or five-door bodystyles, while the rest of the i30 range will be available in five-door or Tourer form.
Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor UK’s President and CEO, commented: “Current i30 has been a huge hit for us in the UK, and New i30 is set to build on that success thanks to its updated design and unbeatable levels of standard equipment.
“Thanks to its 7DCT, New i30 delivers an extremely competitive economical performance, meaning that i30 offers a compromise-free package. The revised range will further boost the car’s appeal to customers in the UK, ultimately strengthening its presence in the C-segment,” concludes Whitehorn.
New i30 customers will have a choice of five engines, with power outputs ranging from 100PS to 186PS. Customers can choose between two diesel units, a 1.6-litre engine with two power outputs –110PS or 136PS. Those who prefer petrol power can select from a 1.4-litre 100PS or 1.6-litre 120PS naturally-aspirated engine, or the new 1.6-litre 186PS Turbo-GDI engine. The 1.6-litre diesel can now be mated to Hyundai’s new seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT).
The newly-introduced 7DCT replaces the previous conventional six-speed torque-converter automatic and will deliver greater fuel efficiency while simultaneously increasing acceleration. The new transmission means the 1.6-litre CRDi Blue Drive has a dramatically reduced CO2 figure –from 145 g/km to 109 g/km – reducing benefit-in-kind tax by an impressive 8 per cent.
Further reducing fuel consumption, the i30 range benefits from Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap’ in the front grille. Combining these technologies means that New i30 emits as little as 94 g/km of CO2 and delivers up to 78.4 mpg on the combined cycle.
Hyundai’s European design team has updated the i30 range to feature a host of design, engine and equipment improvements, further boosting its appeal to customers in the UK. Outside the vehicle there is a clear difference over the outgoing model thanks to the addition of Hyundai’s trademark hexagonal grille.
Further design enhancements increase its appeal among C-segment customers, including newly designed alloy wheels and two new exterior colours: Polar White and, exclusive to the i30 Turbo, Jet Black.
Order books for the New i30 range will open 26 February 2015, with the new car arriving in showrooms from March 2015.