Hyundai i30
Hyundai i30

Specifically designed and developed for Europe, with the i30 Korea’s leading car maker has produced a stylish model that will blend seamlessly into the UK’s C segment and a car that is capable of competing with the very best in its class.

Thanks to exacting engineering standards and superb build quality, matched with a well thought out Euro-specific design and exceptional levels of equipment and finish, i30 is all set to take the fight to the fully established European marques, like Ford’s Focus, Renault’s Mégane, Citroen’s C4, Mazda’s 3 and Peugeot’s 307.

Hyundai’s highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning Santa Fe has already proven Hyundai can build a car capable of beating the best that Europe can offer in the SUV segment.

In terms of packaging, quality, driving dynamics, safety, style and image, i30 now takes Hyundai to a new level in the family car category and is capable of equalling or bettering anything in its class in Europe.

In a first for Hyundai on its passenger cars, ESP, a safety system which, combined with electronic traction control, balances power and braking to help the driver maintain control over the direction of the vehicle at all times, is fitted as standard to all models in the i30 range.

The system assists the driver in the event that he or she is forced to swerve the vehicle, to avoid a collision for example, or if traction is lost when cornering. ESP helps to keep the vehicle headed in the intended direction where it might otherwise unavoidably slide, or worse, spin out of control, often ending up facing in the opposite direction.

Other key safety features across the range include active front head restraints to reduce the risk of whiplash injury, passenger, driver and full length curtain airbags, passenger airbag deactivation switch, front and rear seatbelt reminder system, seatbelt pretensioners and ISOfix childseat fixing points in the rear.

Added range-wide comfort and equipment features include, front fog lights, remote-locking folding key, glovebox cooling, electrically heated door mirrors and a trip computer.

As a continuing demonstration of its faith in the durability and build quality of its products, the i30, like every new Hyundai sold in the UK, comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and 10-year anti perforation warranty and, should the worst ever happen, a three-year RAC roadside assistance package, all included as standard.

As well as being the model to introduce a whole new way of naming Hyundai models, i30 introduces a new, cleaner look where badging is concerned.  Trim levels, of which there will be three in the UK, will not be depicted anywhere on the car, while diesel models will be identifiable only by a ‘CRDi’ (the name of Hyundai diesel engines) badge on the sides beneath the indicator repeater lights.


Prices will start from only £10,995 for the highly equipped 1.4 litre petrol Comfort model and rise to £16,595 for the 2.0 CRDi Premium 6-speed manual, with groundbreaking specification on every model.

Published : 26/06/07 Author : Melanie Carter

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