AFFORDABILITY FOR ALL
HYUNDAI’S popular i30 is a real-world winner for experienced drivers and P-platers alike according to the NRMA’s newly revised and expanded survey of weekly running costs.
This year, breakdown of weekly running costs crowned i30 Australia’s cheapest Top-10 bestseller to run
own. That accolade was based on the NRMA’s chosen model buyer — a 55-yearold with a 65 per cent no-claim bonus.
Now, the influential motoring organisation has published revised and expanded survey of real-world weekly running costs embracing both the same 55year-old model buyer a 17-year-old listed driver on P-plates.
Based latest official sales figures, NRMA’s updated assessed cheapest automatic transmission variant of Australia’s Top-10 selling vehicles with private buyers. The top-10 list includes cars, SUVs and utilities.
And, again, across both indicative age groups the i30 easily upstaged its Australian Top-10 bestseller rivals, including the VW Golf, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and Holden Commodore.
According to NRMA’s updated grading, the $23,290 entry-level i30 Series II ActiveX with six-speed automatic should cost a 55-year-old $135.56 per week to own and run. While 17-year-old listed driver on P-plates would spend $164.99 week.