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The top-spec Hyundai i30 diesel undercuts its rivals on price but not equipment
21 Sep 2012
AFTER a successful five-year run, Hyundai’s i30 has undergone a complete makeover, gaining a new look, redesigned interior, more space, better safety, and big changes under the skin.
The previous model was a solid effort that changed perceptions of the brand, but Hyundai is shooting even higher for the new model, with the obvious aim of class leadership.
So the question is: has the Korean giant gone far enough to take on Australia’s best small cars? Here we put the range-topping Premium CRDi automatic under the microscope.
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FD i30Released: October 2007
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AS a replacement for the XD Elantra hatch from 2000 to 2006, the 2007 i30 was a revelation – as well as a great success for Hyundai in Australia, helping to move it away from its cheap driveaway company reputation.
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