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Added: 29 Nov 2012
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THE new Hyundai i30 three-door model will cost from £13,995 for a 1.4-litre petrol version when it hits the streets in January.

Four trim grades – Classic, Active, Sport and Sport Nav – will be available for this latest generation of the compact family car, which includes a super efficient Blue Drive diesel boasting almost 75mpg and 100g/km of emissions.

With a styling that sets it apart from the rest of the i30 line-up, the three-door version has a prominent front spoiler and reshaped bumper while new front and rear fog lamps, mesh grille, sharply-raked beltline and a sportier rear complete the design changes.

Luggage capacity is identical to that of the i30 hatchback with a 378-litre boot which expands to 1,316 litres with the seats down, and there’s easy-entry rear seat access.

Entry level Classic trim features Bluetooth with voice recognition, steering wheel audio and phone controls, LED daytime running lights, body-coloured exterior door handles, USB and AUX connections plus air-con.

Active trim adds 16-inch alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a leather steering wheel, with prices from £15,195 for the 1.4-litre petrol model while the 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive, boasting a Combined 74.3mpg, costs £17,490.

Sport trim, from £16,990, features a choice of 1.6-litre 120PS petrol and a higher output 1.6-litre CRDi 128PS diesel engine along with the likes of 17-inch alloys, LED tail lights and privacy glass, alloy pedals, leather and cloth upholstery, dual zone climate control, auto wipers and headlights and electrically folding door mirrors.

The range-topping Sport Nav, from £17,990, adds a touch screen sat-nav system with Traffic Messaging Channel plus a rear view parking camera while a panoramic sunroof is an optional extra on Sport and Sport Nav and costs £950.

Hyundai’s UK chief Tony Whitehorn said: “A key consideration for buyers in this segment of the market is styling and design and the exterior enhancements on New Generation i30 three-door add a distinctive, emotional and sporty element to the range.”

Words: Mike Torpey

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