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Hyundai i30 Hatch Review

Posted on: September 10, 2012 by Platinum Direct

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The all new Hyundai i30 Hatch is here and the competition has every right to be worried.
It is a credit to Hyundai’s rapid rise over the past few years that it’s clientele are now expecting big things but also get the peace of mind that comes with a 5 year warranty.

The European styling you can see in the i30 is aimed at direct competition for the VW Golf and the new Corolla just about to launch may need some serious tweaking to regain it’s market share and remain the worlds best selling car. The Mazda 3 may also expect to see the new i30 chomp into it’s impressive sales in Australia.

Hyundai i30 2012 blue

The i30 offers 3 different levels of trim & equipment and with a very economical diesel engine with plenty of torgue through the gears it is no wonder the whole range is almost on back order despite only being released in the last 2 months.

I drove the premium diesel model in a 6 speed auto and it impressed me immensely & the standard equipment for the $$ value is simply mind blowing. Sure it is still a bit away from the VW with diesel presence and power but Hyundai have made massive leaps forward with the new i30 when compared to its predecessor.

For the Premium gets everything you could possibly put in a car for under $35k. Leather Seats, Satellite Navigation with touchscreen (Nav also standard in the mid range Elite), Panoramic roof, Xenon Lights, bluetooth, heated front seats, rear view camera & park assist, keyless entry, ipod, cruise control. As I mentioned, every convenience but also luxury is standard equipment in the Premium version, not to mention frugal efficiency at a miserly 5.0L/100km in the manual version with the auto slightly more.

The driving position & steering is firm and responsive while cabin room is more than adequate for 4 adults to travel in comfort. The Boot size is also impressive with plenty of space for luggage & family needs.

While on the freeway the low end torque when over taking is also a huge leap over it’s previous model. Effortless in it’s lane changing and handling it is really very hard to find any fault’s with the new i30. I am yet to drive the petrol version but honestly after driving the diesel version I would not see the point.

Based on a commercial loan of 35k with Platinum Direct finance quick approvals & turn around time this vehicle would be on road drive away from $138 per week with the advantage of no early exit fee’s or payout penalties.

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