Hyundai i30 Goes Premium
(Monday 15 October 2012)
Hyundai has deleted the Convenience and Individual option packs from the i30 hatchback and Tourer ranges and added all their features to a new range-topping version called the Premium.
The equipment in question consists of 17" alloy wheels, chrome doorhandles and folding door mirrors (both with puddle lights), leather upholstery, heated front seats with electric adjustment and lumbar support for the driver and height adjustment for the passenger, keyless entry and an instrument display different from those on cheaper models.
Premium i30s cost £1700 more than the previously top-dog Style Navs, and are mostly available with a 126bhp 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine and either manual or automatic transmission. A 118bhp 1.6 petrol engine with manual gearbox is also on the price list for the hatchback, but not for the Tourer.
The 126bhp engine is now the only diesel available with the Style, Style Nav and Premium models. The cheaper Classic and Active get the same unit in 109bhp form. All i30 diesel manual hatchbacks have CO2 emissions of 100g/km or lower, making them exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty and the London congestion charge.
Prices for the Premium models start at £19,995 for the petrol hatchback and rise to £23,900 for the diesel automatic Tourer. The panoramic sunroof previously offered as an option for the Style and Style Nav is now restricted to the Premium, but continues to cost £950.