The i30 range opens with the bargain basement Go. The manual petrol kicks off at $19,990 with the automatic weighing in at $24,990. In between are the auto petrol and manual diesel.

Standard are 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, reversing camera, cloth trim, remote central locking, cruise control,  auto headlights, power windows front and rear, heated powered door mirrors (auto only) and a full-size spare tyre.

The six-speaker sound system has AM/FM radio, Bluetooth and USB and is controlled via a dash-mounted 8.0-inch touchscreen. iPhone and Android users will be pleased to know all i30s have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so if there's no sat-nav, it doesn't matter. 

The Go is available with two engines, the 120kW/203Nm in manual or auto and the 100kW/280Nm for the 1.6-litre diesel manual and 300Nm in the seven-speed twin clutch auto.

The basic five-star ANCAP safety package amounts to seven airbags, ABS, stability and traction controls, hill-start assist and brake-force distribution. The Smart Sense safety package adds a ton of gear, including forward AEB, forward collision warning, blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, lane-keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert and active cruise. Irritatingly,  the Smart Sense safety package is unavailable in the manuals and AEB really should be standard on all i30s.