The new Hyundai i30 ES hatchback is based on the popular 1.4 Comfort model but adds extra luxury equipment including electronic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, reversing sensors and a stylish silver front grille to add a little extra visual verve. Reflecting this silver treatment inside is an alloy-look centre fascia.
As with all Hyundai i30s, the ES is also equipped with ESP, four electric windows, integrated steering wheel audio controls, six airbags, a trip computer, iPod/USB integration and active head restraints. There is also the reassurance of Hyundai's famous Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty.
The Hyundai i30 ES model is powered by the efficient and frugal 1.4-litre, 108bhp petrol engine which returns 46.3 mpg and produces just 145g/km of CO2 - making it one of the lowest emitting petrol-powered C-segment vehicles available.
Just 500 Hyundai i30 ES editions will be made, priced at £11,795. Customers trading in a car under the scrappage scheme will find the Hyundai i30 ES even better value with Hyundai matching the government's £1,000 and adding an additional £1,500. This will take the scrappage price down to just £8,295.
The Hyundai i30 ES is available to order now, however, it is expected to sell out quickly as the scrappage scheme goes live. Enquiries at Hyundai dealers are up by more than 400% following the chancellor's announcement last month.Published 6 May 2009