Hyundai i30 3-door Special Edition joins the small car fray

Hyundai has added a 3-door Special Edition version of its popular i30 hatchback to the range. Until the end of July 2013 the new 3-door hatchbacks feature drive-away pricing starting from A$19,990.

The i30 SE is only available with a 1.6-litre direct injection petrol engine turning out 98kW of power and 163Nm of torque to the front wheels. Fitted with the standard 6-speed manual the i30 SE retails for A$19,990, while the 6-speed auto is priced at A$22,190.

Standard equipment on the three-door i30 includes 16-inch alloy wheels, full size spare wheel, stability and traction control, LED daytime driving lights, front and rear fog lights, hill start assistance, speed limiter, steering wheel that’s adjustable for both reach and angle, and power windows and mirrors.

The audio system is controlled by high-res 5-inch touchscreen, has 6 speakers, auxiliary jack, iPod-compatible USB port, Bluetooth for streaming and hands-free, CD slot, steering wheel controls, and AM/FM radio. Unfortunately sat nav isn’t an option.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]