The prices and specification for the Hyundai New Generation i30 3-door, which is set to start selling on Jan. 24, 2013, have been unveiled. At the launch, there will be four trim levels available for the i30 3 door. There will be two new trims exclusive to the new three-door bodystyle. The entry-level Classic has a starting price of £13,995 OTR.
New Generation i30 3 door provides its own individual style, which makes it stand out from the other models in the range. The new design features can be immediately distinguished with a bold front spoiler and reshaped front bumper while a modified lower section at the rear help with the notable changes. In addition, it features new front and rear fog lamps, a new-look mesh grille, a sharply-raked beltline and a sportier rear incorporating LED taillights.
i30 3 door has a significantly roomy interior with two fewer doors than the Hatchback. Its luggage capacity is the same as that of the i30 Hatchback with a huge 378-litre boot (1,316 litres with the seats down), while easy-entry rear seat access permits passengers to easily enter and leave the rear seats. Just like the Hatchback and Tourer siblings, the i30 3 door comes with a long list of standard specifications across the range.
The entry-level Classic trim has the following features: Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, steering wheel audio and phone controls, LED daytime running lights, body-coloured exterior door handles, USB and AUX connections and air conditioning. On the other hand, the mid-range Active trim provides extra comfort and convenience features like 16-inch alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a leather steering wheel and gearknob.
The mid-range trim level has a starting price of £15,195 OTR for the 100PS 1.4-litre petrol variant with the efficient Active 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive priced at £17,490 OTR. The Blue Drive model can emit only 100g/km of CO2 and could return 74.3mpg on the combined cycle.
Hyundai’s new generation i30 3-door features a new grille, a lower front bumper, and fog lamps that are echoed at the car’s rear. Meanwhile, it has a sportier profile due to its sharply raked beltline, its longer front doors, and its more angular glasshouse silhouette. Aside from its 17” alloy wheels, the car also offers exclusive 16” alloy wheels. The 3-door model’s visual transformation is made complete by an interior trim that sports a new orange colorway, with contrasting orange stitching on its gear shift knob, steering wheel, door armrest, and upper dashboard.
Moreover, the Hyundai i30 3-door model’s front doors are 170 mm longer compared to those on the five-door version. These longer front doors give the car a sporty look as well as generate a wider aperture ahead of its B-pillar for easier access to the car’s front seats. Passengers can also enjoy spacious rear seats with 38 mm additional hip room compared to the 5-door’s. Other internal and external dimensions are similar to that of the 5-door model.
When it comes to dynamics, specification, efficiency, and powertrain options, the i30 3-door retains the 5-door model’s positive characteristics, engaging drivers with its Europe-tuned handling and ride, and offering equipment, comfort and quality that make owning and driving an i30 a genuine pleasure.
The powertrain range’s highlight remains to be the car’s U-II 1.6-liter diesel engine, which generates 128 ps while emitting just 97 g/km of carbon dioxide with its Blue Drive package. These figures make up the segment’s best power-to-efficiency ratio.