Car deal of the week: Hyundai i30
Save £1,500 when you buy a new Hyundai i30 Edition 1.4 until the end of September
The Hyundai i30 is now available with a big saving of £1,500 off the list price. This cuts the price of the 1.4-litre family hatchback from £15,995 to £14,495, on offer until the end of September.
The five-door Hyundai i30 Edition 1.4 features 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, and dual zone climate control, and also gets rain sensing front windscreen wipers and Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition. For more information on the deal, visit the Hyundai offers page.
The i30 has light, accurate steering and suspension that is soft, but still firm enough to grip the windy and uneven UK roads. It’s also an economical option, with the 1.4-litre petrol engine returning 47mpg and emitting 143g/km CO2. Maintenance costs should be kept fairly low too, thanks to Hyundai’s five-year warranty.
Hyundai focused on economy with the i30, but don’t think that's all – it’s packed with loads of accessories and technology. Bluetooth connectivity, LED daytime running lights, heated door mirrors and a multi-function steering wheel all come as standard across the range.
It has proven itself to be a safety-conscious car, securing the full five-star award in the Euro NCAP crash tests, and it comes with electronic stability control, six airbags and child seat ISOFIX fittings as standard.
There’s also an abundance of space, with more than enough room in the cabin, and plenty in the back too thanks to a flat floor. The back seats can easily fit three adults – even if they’re a bit lofty they’ll still be comfortable as there’s loads of headroom. There’s also plenty of storage room, with lots of cubbyholes and deep door bins, and a pretty decent boot capacity of 378 litres. That’s 62 litres bigger than the Ford Focus.
Its quality easily matches the benchmark for interiors in this segment – the VW Golf. The i30’s dash feels robust and solid, while still managing to look good, and the materials look and feel superb. Hyundai has come on leaps and bounds from the days of old, improving so much we named the i30 the 2012 CarBuyer Car of the Year.
For the full Hyundai range, visit the CarBuyer Hyundai reviews page.