Hyundai has introduced a new Premium luxury specification to its i30 hatchback range. The new range-topping trim is available now with prices starting from £19,995 on the hatchback, or £23,095 for the Tourer estate.
The decision to introduce a more luxurious specification to the i30 family car has been made, due to the car's strong popularity with fleet customers as well as retail buyers since launch.
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The President of Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn, explained: "We have seen many customers choosing higher specification models and adding optional extras on top of that for additional comfort and convenience".
New styling and equipment
The Hyundai i30 Premium features changes on both the exterior and interior of the family car. On the outside the new trim adds 17" alloy wheels, plus automatic folding door mirrors and illuminated chrome door handles.
Meanwhile the interior also now includes features which aren't found in the i30's previous range-topping trim, Style Nav.
With the Premium trim you now get leather upholstery, as well as heated and electric front seats, an automatically dimming rear view mirror and keyless entry with an engine start-stop button.
A lot of the new equipment added for the Premium trim was available to the i30 in the Style and Style Nav trims via two optional extra packs, called Convenience and Individual.
These are not available on the Premium trim; however it does offer an exclusive and optional panoramic sunroof for an extra £950.
Engine options for the Hyundai i30 Premium are limited to just two units with the hatchback, and just one for the Tourer estate.
In either bodystyle the Premium specification offers a 126bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel connected to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. On the hatchback this engine allows the i30 to reach 0-60mph in 10.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 117mph.
The five-door hatchback i30 in Premium trim is also available with an 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine connected to a manual transmission. This is the engine which comes on the cheapest version of the new Premium trim i30.
Written by Stephen Goldasz