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Car reviews - Hyundai - i30 - Active

Overview

The hatch with the driveaway offer leveraging the Hyundai i30 up the sales charts

Hyundai logo13 Jul 2016

IT WAS on the third month the Hyundai i30 caused its rivals to fall. During March, April and May 2016 the South Korean hatchback became both the top-selling small car and Australia’s favourite new car, enough to push it ahead of the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla in sales volume year-to-date. It reinforced that lead in June.

Hyundai’s aggressive deals are largely to thank (or blame in the case of rivals). The i30 Active automatic as tested here normally asks $23,290 plus-on road costs, however until June 30 it had sold for $19,990 driveaway. For July the deal changes to $22,990 driveaway.

So, is the i30 Active auto a genuinely good car or is this ageing model – which first launched locally in 2012 but was lightly facelifted early last year – simply now a decent buy?

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Model release date: 1 April 2015 to 1 May 2017