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The all-new Hyundai i30 will cost from £14,495 when it goes on sale in March

The all-new Hyundai i30 will cost from £14,495 when it goes on sale in March. Hyundai's replacement for the now four-year-old i30 is available with four trim levels - Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav – and comes equipped with a range of new diesel and petrol engines.

Included in the engine line-up is a frugal 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive unit, which comes in two power outputs and features stop-start as standard. In 108bhp guise, the engine emits 97g/km CO2 and achieves 76.3mpg, while the more powerful 126bhp variant emits 100g/km CO2 and "over 70pmg" according to Hyundai. While the i30's new petrol engines are expected to be cleaner and more efficient, official figures have not been revealed.

See official pics of the new Hyundai i30

Standard equipment across the Hyundai i30 model range includes voice-activated Bluetooth, LED daytime running lights, a multi-function steering wheel and electric and heated door mirrors. Hyundai’s hill-start assist system is also on the list.

Active-spec models add 15-inch alloys, cruise control, rear-parking sensors and three driver setting options - Comfort, Normal and Sport – while Style models get larger 16-inch alloys, as well as climate control, front parking sensors, LED indicators and rain-sensing wipers.

Topping the i30 range is the Style Nav model, prices of which start from £17,595. On top of the equipment you’ll find on the i30 Style, an integrated touchscreen sat-nav system and rear view parking camera is included.

Hyundai’s UK CEO Tony Whitehorn commented: “The new-generation i30 represents another leap forward in terms of Hyundai’s design, refinement and build quality" and that "it's the complete package for customers looking for a high-quality vehicle at an affordable price.”

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gazza5 24 January 2012

Re: All-new Hyundai i30 from £14,495

would be nice to have petrol figures - i only do between 5000-6000 miles a year so diesel is a huge no no for me - why should i pay a extra 10p a litre for fuel to save a tiny bit of tax (2p of the 10p is VAT afterall!). I know they do better mpg but also dpf filters scare the living daylights out of me they will clog up due to my small mileage and need repair (friend of mines been quoted £1400 for his bmw!). Its 3.5 years old!

Please autocar there are still some people that want petrol cars! Or is it that manufaturers only give us diesel figures as they are headline grabbing?

petrolheadinrussia 24 January 2012

Re: All-new Hyundai i30 from £14,495

Unsurprisingly with the massive success of the Hyundai Solaris in Russia ( built in St Petersburg Russia and for Russian market only) they have taken the front and side profiles and stuck on their version of an i.30 rump. I should add that the Kia Rio - also produced alongside the Solaris here - is also an almost undistinguishable cloan of the Hyudai Solaris. One more bit of ifo for those interested:

Sales in Russia 2011

First - GM ( mainly due to the rebadged Diawoo's )

2nd - Hyundai

3rd Kia

paddyb 24 January 2012

Re: All-new Hyundai i30 from £14,495

This Hyundai has VW worried. Here's a video of the VW chairman Martin Winterkorn inspecting the car -

He says 'nothing rattles', notes that VW or BMW hadn't managed it, asks why Hyundai can hide the windscreen wipers when VW can't, and sums it up as 'luxury'!