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Hyundai i30 2018 pricing and spec confirmed

Hyundai's i30 hatchback has been expanded with two new variants – the petrol-powered Elite and Premium.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has expanded its i30 small car range with the availability of a petrol engine in Elite and Premium grades, as well as up-rated equipment and price rises of up to $1540 across the line-up.

Pricing for the South Korean hatchback's Go entry-level grade remains unchanged, kicking off the range at $19,990 before on-roads for the six-speed manual 120kW/203Nm 2.0-litre GDi four-cylinder and rising to $22,290 for the six-speed automatic.

Similarly, the 100kW/280Nm 1.6-litre CRDi turbo-diesel i30 Go retains the same $22,490 and $24,990 price as before for manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic versions respectively.

All non-N i30s fall under Hyundai's lifetime service plan pricing. All non-N i30s fall under Hyundai's lifetime service plan pricing.

Standard equipment in the base grade includes seven airbags, hill-start assist, automatic headlights, reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, 16-inch steel wheels, 8.0-inch multimedia and cruise control.

However, automatic Go buyers can now opt for a $1750 'SmartSense Pack' that bundles auto emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning (FCW), blind-spot detection with lane-change assist, driver attention alert, rear cross-traffic alert, electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, 4.2-inch instrumentation colour display, rear cooling/heating vents, power-folding side mirrors and chrome highlights on the front grille.

Active grades – which rise $140 in both petrol and diesel forms, and now start at $21,090 and $23,590 respectively – also gain access to the SmartSense Pack in automatic versions.

In addition to the standard equipment fitted to the Go, Active variants also gain rear park assist, 16-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation and digital radio, as well as updated specification including leather-appointed steering wheel and gear knob.

Warmed-over SR variants, which are powered by a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine, increase by just $40, to $25,990 and $28,990 for manual and dual-clutch transmission (DCT) versions respectively.

Equipment in SR versions includes sports seats, black headlining, wireless phone charger, alloy pedals, 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link rear suspension, LED tail-lights, keyless entry and start, and dual-zone climate control.

Meanwhile, dual-cutch automatic-only SR Premium variants rise $540 to $34,490, while gaining a new Infinity seven-speaker premium audio system in the 2018 update, as well as being equipped with front parking sensors, panoramic glass sunroof, LED headlights, heated and ventilated front pews and luggage power outlet in addition to the SR gear.

New this year will be the six-speed automatic-only 2.0-litre GDi-powered Elite and Premium variants, which will cost $27,790 and $32,790 respectively.

Hyundai's i30 range is topped by the high-performing N version that is powered by a 202kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.

Seven-speed dual-clutch diesel-powered versions of the Elite and Premium are still on offer, but rise $1540 to $30,490 and $35,490 respectively.

Equipment in Elite grades include wireless phone charging, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed interior, dual-zone climate control, one-touch up/down windows, push button start, while the update also adds satin chrome side mouldings.

Top-spec Premium grades add front parking sensors, panoramic glass sunroof, power-adjustable driver's pew, heated and cooled front seats and LED headlights, as well as new LED tail-lights and seven-speaker Infinity premium sound system.

Options across the range include metallic/mica paint for $495, beige interior for Elite and Premium grades at $295, and panoramic sunroof on SR and Elite variants for $2000.

Hyundai's i30 range is topped by the high-performing N version that is powered by a 202kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and is priced at $39,990.

All non-N i30s fall under Hyundai's lifetime service plan pricing and come with a five year/unlimited kilometre warranty with complimentary 12 months of roadside assist.

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