New ‘Premium’ trim level for Hyundai i30

The Hyundai i30 range has received a new trim level. Called ‘Premium’, the new model supersedes Style Nav as the highest equipment option in the i30 range and boasts a host of new kit.

Premium spec will be available on both the Hyundai i30 Hatchback and Tourer and adds freshly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles with auto-illumination and electric folding wing mirrors with puddle lamps.

Premium guise stacks up inside, too, matching the upmarket exterior revisions and showing why the Hyundai i30 range has been so successful since its introduction earlier this year.

You get leather as standard, as well as an auto diming rear view mirror, an electric driver’s seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, keyless entry and start and Hyundai’s supervisions cluster with colour LCD display – plenty of features usually reserved for vehicles in a class above the Hyundai i30.

And that’s where the car plays its trump card – prices start at just £19,995 for the Premium five-door Hyundai i30 Hatchback.

There’s chance to upgrade the spec of your Hyundai i30 Premium still further, with the option of a tilt and slide Panoramic sunroof.

Engine choices are kept nice and simple. The top-spec model (both Hatchback and Tourer) will be available with the top-spec engine – Hyundai’s 128hp 1.6-litre turbodiesel mated to either a manual or automatic transmission.

It’s not only the most powerful motor in the range, but it returns excellent efficiency too, at 108g/km CO2 emissions, meaning just £20 road tax per year.

There will still be a petrol option for the hatch, however; the firm’s 120hp 1.6-litre four-cylinder motor coupled to a manual gearbox will also be available.

With the introduction of the Premium Hyundai i3o model, the firm is adding three new body colours to the line-up as well, including Cool Red (solid), Ice Blue (metallic) and Blueberry Blue (metallic). These new hues will be available alongside the range’s existing colour pallet.