In the old days, a prospective Hyundai buyer would have done well to skip straight to this section to assess the maximum potential Korean bang for his or her buck.

That approach is now redundant, but it doesn’t mean that the firm has lost sight of its value-for-money reputation. As a succinct wish list of must-have items, the i30's is pretty comprehensive. Go for a Ford Focus, VW Golf or Vauxhall Astra and you’ll have to do some box ticking of the options list to acquire similar levels of kit.

Vicky Parrott

Deputy reviews editor
The firm hasn't lost sight of its value-for-money reputation

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