The hatchback market of Australia is quite competitive with the likes of Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, and the performance topping Volkswagen Golf as competing for dominance. However, the new Hyundai i30 manages to hold its own in this space and today we will discuss the top 5 reasons you should opt for it.
Top 5 Reasons to Opt for the New Hyundai i30
Here are the top 5 reasons that we think warrant opting for Hyundai’s newest i30 hatchback.
1. Favourable Pricing
Price is always an important factor when it comes to any car and the Hyundai i30 starts at just A$23,420 (before on-road costs) for the base model. The base model has a manual transmission and you can upgrade it for an additional A$2,000.
At such low pricing, the i30 offers great value for money for anyone in the hatchback market.
2. Enhanced Safety as Standard
The i30 has an ANCAP safety rating of 5/5, which is as good as it gets. Although, unlike previous models where you had to pay extra for the full active safety suite, the new Hyundai i30 packs plenty of useful safety features as standard, including:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Driver attention warning
- Lane keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Pedestrian and cyclist recognition
- and much more
3. Upgraded Digital Instrument Display
The new Hyundai i30 comes with an all-new digital instrument display and offers a much-needed upgrade from the analogue gauges in previous models. The new digital instrument display is 7-inches in size, and it is the same one you will find in Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV.
It immensely improves the look of the display, which changes graphics to match the driving mode and offers better functionality owing to a clear and uncluttered speed reading in the centre.
4. Low Running Costs
The long-term expenditures of a car are an important aspect that most people tend to overlook. In the case of the new Hyundai i30, the running costs are quite low. In terms of fuel economy, the new i30 offers a respectable 6.8 – 8.5L/100KM fuel efficiency.
Typical maintenance is required just once a year, or after every 15,000Km.
Hyundai offers a capped-price service program that costs an average of A$280 per service over the first 5-years. Moreover, the i30 comes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited kilometres, which means your Hyundai is good to go for a long time.
5. Better Infotainment (Strangely in the Base Model)
Infotainment has stepped up from the previous models, and the new 8-inch infotainment system now offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, for some reason, the higher models lack these connectivity features even though their infotainment systems are bigger and offer Smartphone mirroring.
All-in-all the new Hyundai i30 is a well-rounded hatchback that starts at a favourable price point, packs enhanced safety features as standard, and comes with an upgraded instrument display. It offers value in terms of running costs and a better infotainment system for the base model.
These things add up to offer better value and help the new Hyundai i30 carve its place in the competitive hatchback market of Australia.