Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of competition in most segments of the Australia car business, but three of the brands make up over 60% of the small passenger market by sales. And Hyundai with the Hyundai i30 is in a very strong second place
Hyundai has done exceptionally well with the i30 since launch and this latest iteration steps that competition up a notch. While the new Hyundai i30 isn’t a revolutionary change, it improves enough to make potential buyers pay attention.
What does Hyundai Say?
Hyundai’s award-winning small car. Reinvented.
Sleek new design. Thrilling performance. A pleasure to own. When you discover what we have added to the new i30, you begin to realise how serious we are about offering premium as standard. The new i30 comes packed with everything you’re looking for – and much, much more.
What is it? The Hyundai i30 is a small family car manufactured by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company in Nošovice, Czech Republic, since 2007. Introduced to the Australian market in the same year, it’s been a top seller for both private and fleet markets ever since.
Competitors? Almost too many to mention, but the strongest competitors are the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Kia Cerato with Honda Civic making up the top 5 most popular.
How Much? Pricing starts at $25,490 for the base model manual rising to $40,143 for the range-topping N-Line Premium withs it’s 1.6 Turbo engine and 7-Speed DCT Transmission. Metallic paint is an extra $510 on all models. And Hyundai dealers tell me that the base auto is sold out till 2021 but there are stocks of the higher-spec models available
Comfortable without being claustrophic, room enough without being tight. Even the rear seat passengers are well accomodated. And there’s plenty of boot space with the second row up or down. Certainly enough room for the shopping, a stroller and bags to boot. And my friends who have a Hyundai tell me there’ plenty of room for the odd golf bag and buggy
There’s no doubt that the way the Hyundai drives is one of the main reasons for it’s success in the market.
It’s got plenty of oomph round town and a turn of speed on the highway. When I reflect back on the small cars I sold when first starting in the industry, the category has come a long way. Lot’s of standard technology makes the Hyundai i30 Active stand out in a very competitive market
At A Glance
Price: This model, the Hyundai i30 Active, retails at $31,074 with metallic paint. The base model is a 6-speed manual that starts from $25,490
Engine/Transmission 2.0 Litre Petrol Engine with 6-Speed Automatic transmission
Warranty/Service 5 Years unlimited kilometres. I strongly suggest that you purchase the 5-year service program with your car. It adds just $1539 to the car invoice but reduces the service cost down to an excellent average of $307.80. And that’s fixed for the 5-year term. VALUE!
Safety Not tested as yet, but expect a 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating when it is
Economy 7.4 Litres per 100 km Combination of Highway and City Driving
Boot Space 395 Litres with the rear seat in position or 1,301 litres folded
Active Safety – Hyundai i30
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including; i30 Active Elite N Line Premium
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) ● ● ● ● ●
Brake Assist System (BAS) ● ● ● ● ●
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) ● ● ● ● ●
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) ● ● ● ● ●
Traction Control System (TCS) ● ● ● ● ●
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) ● ● ● ● ●
Hyundai SmartSense ™ including; i30 Active Elite N Line Premium
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) ● ● ● ● ●
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) – City/Urban/
Interurban/Pedestrian/Cyclist (camera & radar) ● ● ● ● ●
High Beam Assist (HBA) ● ● ● ● ●
Lane Following Assist (LFA) ● ● ● ● ●
Lane Keeping Assist – Line (LKA-L) ● ● ● ● ●
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) ● ● ● ● ●
Parking Distance Warning – Reverse (PDW-R)
– 4 sensors, with guidance display ● ● ● ● ●
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines ● ● ● ● ●
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – individual
tyre pressure readout ● ●
Whenever I’m looking for a new car dealer, I always search on Google to determine who is naughty and nice’.
In this case, I’d search for “Hyundai Dealers” and then the city (Brisbane) or even the suburb I live in (Sandgate). For Hyundai, here are the 6 dealers I’d consider visiting. Google provides a star rating and I suggest that you look for dealers who score more than 4 stars in the Google rankings with at least 10 reviews. The closer they are to the perfect 5 Stars, the more their customers like what they do from a sales AND service experience
|Brisbane Northside||Zupps Hyundai Aspley||4.3 Stars|
|Brisbane Southside||Westpoint Hillcrest Hyundai||4.5 Stars|
|Brisbane Eastside||Bartons Bayside Hyundai||4.8 Stars|
|Brisbane Westside||Llewellyn Hyundai||4.6 Stars|
|Gold Coast||Gold Coast Hyundai||4.6 Stars|
|Sunshine Coast||Noosa Hyundai||4.5 Stars|
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