Hyundai i30 SR Premium
Significant improvements have been made to the i30, most notably the handling qualities of its new chassis. The sweet-steering SR is powered by a 150kW/300Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Pros: Euro looks, premium equipment level, excellent handling.
Cons: Engine sounds a bit dull, interior quality still a step behind.