Hyundai Australia is introducing a new entry level variant of the popular i30, called the i30 Go. Coming in below the Active allows for an attractive $19,990 before-on-roads price tag.
The i30 Go is available with the 2.0 GDi petrol four-cylinder that generates 120kW, connected to either a six-speed manual or automatic, or the 1.6-litre CRDi turbo-diesel that generates 100kW. The diesel comes matched to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch auto.
Despite being the base model the Go does come generously equipped, especially in the safety department. It matches the Active’s standard seven airbags, LED daytime running lights, emergency brake lights, auto headlights, and a rear-view camera.
Inside it also comes with an 8.0-inch touch-screen media interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. This is very impressive for a small car, let alone a base model. Users can connect with Bluetooth, USB and aux-in with iPod compatibility.
The new variant completes the i30 range by extending it to six main variants, spreading from the Go, Active, SR, Elite, SR Premium, and Premium. Hyundai spoke about the new variant, saying:
“Designed as a practical and lower-cost alternative to the feature-packed i30 Active variant, and priced from $19,990 in manual form, the i30 Go has the same impressive design and safety features as the Active – but at a more accessible price.”
Sales of the i30 have been very successful so far this year in Australia, racking up 25,086 sales in the first 10 months of the year. This makes it the third-best-selling model in the class, behind only the Toyota Corolla with 31,753 sales and the Mazda3 with 27,419 sales.