I30 plans to shake up its sec­tor

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

HYUNDAI and Kia are sis­ter com­pa­nies in South Korea which man­age to keep their brand iden­ti­ties apart.

Soon, Kia will have its new c’eed on sale but here is Hyundai’s lively take on the new plat­form with the lat­est i30. It looks dif­fer­ent from the c’eed but shares a Euro­pean con­struc­tion base.

Prices for the i30 open at £14,495 for the 100 horse power 1.4 petrol en­gine in Clas­sic trim.

New stan­dard fea­tures in­clude voice-ac­ti­vated Blue­tooth, LED day­time run­ning lights, multi-func­tion steer­ing wheel, elec­tri­cally ad­justable and heated door mir­rors and one-touch in­di­ca­tors. Safety sys­tems in­clude ve­hi­cle sta­bil­ity man­age­ment, emer­gency stop sig­nal and hill-start as­sist.

The price shakes up the Fo­cus/as­tra sec­tor and in­cludes a five-year war­ranty.

Blue Drive tech­nolo­gies come on all diesel 1.6 CRDI man­ual mod­els as stan­dard stop and go Tech­nol­ogy. The 108.5 bhp ver­sion claims low­est CO2 emis­sions in its seg­ment with 97g/km.

COM­PETI­TOR: The Hyundai i30 will chal­lenge the Fo­cus/as­tra mar­ket.

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