i30 three-door details revealed
Wednesday 28 November 2012
• Three-door i30 to go on sale in spring next year
• Four trim levels, Classic, Active, Sport and Sport Nav
• Four engines available
Full details of next year’s Hyundai i30 3 door have been unveiled, including engines, specifications and pricing. The three-door i30 will be available in four trim levels, with four engines; two petrols and two diesels.
Aesthetically, the i30 three-door has a sleeker profile than that of the five-door version and a raft of alterations to differentiate it from its more staid sibling. The front bumper and grille has been redesigned, with new front fog lights and the addition of a front spoiler accentuating the car’s sporting pretensions. Around the side of the car, there is a sharply raked belt line which leads to the refreshed rear which features a new bumper, LED tail lights and new fog lights as well.
Despite losing two doors, Hyundai says there is a decent amount of interior space available, with the boot holding 378 litres (1,316 with the rear seats folded) and giving easy access to the back row of seats.
The entry-level Classic trim gets Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, steering wheel controls for audio and phone systems, LED daytime running lights, body coloured door handles, as well as USB connectivity, an AUX socket and air conditioning. next up, the Active model comes with 16-inch alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a leather steering wheel and gear knob.
Classic models starts at £13,995 and is only available with a 1.4-litre 99bhp petrol engine. Active models, however, can be had either with the same petrol engine or a 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel.
Thirdly, the Sport trim comes equipped with 17-inch alloys, LED tail lights and privacy glass. It also gains alloy pedals, leather and cloth upholstery, dual zone-climate control, automatic wipers and headlights as well as electrically folding wing mirrors.
The top-of-the-range Sport Nav trim level has, over and above the other equipment, a touchscreen multimedia sat-nav system and a rear-view parking camera with Parking Guidance System. The Sport model starts at £16,990 whilst the Sport Nav trim level starts at £17,990.
There is a choice of two engines on the two top trim levels, one 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol and one 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel.
By James Richardson