Hyundai isn't mucking around with the launch of its third generation i30. At all. The small hatchback was the third most popular car with Aussie buyers in 2016, and the company wants to keep the faith with the new car.

Even though some of its 2016 sales tally came on the back of special drive-away price offers, Hyundai points out that the second-gen i30 was in run-out mode, and it wasn't like it was on sale all of the time.

After a couple of years of hard work, though, the company reckons it's got everything right for the new i30, including the price. After all, it's playing in a tough league with the Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla, so it needs to be on its game.

And we reckon it's going to come out swinging.