Hyundai Motor Company Australia has released a new entry point to its i30 small car range this week with the arrival of the Hyundai i30 Go. The Go is aimed at buyers in the lower end of the small market – an area that the old generation of i30 regularly played. The i30 Go is priced from $19,990 plus on-road costs.
The i30 range will also be updated in January, with a new safety pack option arriving for both the i30 Go and former-base Active priced from $1,500 and including active safety equipment from the upper i30 range.
Speaking about the new Hyundai i30 Go, Hyundai Motor Company Australia are ‘pleased to announce that the i30 range is now more accessible than ever, with the introduction of a new entry variant – the i30 Go.”
“Designed as a practical and lower-cost alternative to the feature-packed i30 Active variant, and priced from $19,990 MLP in manual form, the i30 Go has the same impressive design and safety features as the Active – but at a more accessible price.”
Above: i30 Elite interior. Hyundai is yet to release pictures of the i30 Go’s interior.
Standard equipment for the Hyundai i30 Go includes seven airbags, tyre pressure monitoring, a new 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, a reversing camera, cruise control, dusk-sensing projector headlights with LED daytime running lights and 16-inch steel wheels with a 10-spoke hubcap design.
The former-entry level model Active then adds inbuilt satellite navigation, 16-inch alloy wheels, auto-folding mirrors with integrated side indicators, a rear centre armrest with cupholders, map lights and vanity mirror lights and three-stage driving modes for the automatic variants.
The i30 Go is available with the same two drivetrains as the i30 Active. A 120kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is standard, with a 100kW/300Nm 1.6-litre turbo diesel available as an option. Both Go models are available with a six-speed manual as standard, or an optional six-speed auto on the petrol and seven-speed dual-clutch auto on the diesel.
Despite a large November 2017, Hyundai i30 sales are yet to recover to the levels set by the previous model’s $19,990 drive away offer levels. Thus far in 2017, the i30’s 27,313 sales are down by 21.8 percent – something Hyundai Australia will be watching closely with the introduction of a less expensive i30 variant. A planned update in February will include the option of a $1,500 safety package for i30 Go and Active models comprising of autonomous emergency braking, radar cruise control and blind-spot monitoring to bridge the gap between the entry level models and upper-spec i30 Elite and SR.
The hot i30N will also be launched next year, giving Hyundai a genuine hot hatch contender that it’s not had before.
Above: the i30N hot hatch.
2018 Hyundai i30 pricing (plus on-road costs):
Go 2.0-litre petrol six-speed manual: $19,990
Go 2.0-litre petrol six-speed automatic: $22,290
Go 1.6-litre turbo diesel six-speed manual: $22,490
Go 1.6-litre turbo diesel seven-speed dual-clutch automatic: $24,990
Active 2.0-litre petrol six-speed manual: $20,950
Active 2.0-litre petrol six-speed automatic: $23,250
Active 1.6-litre turbo diesel six-speed manual: $23,450
Active 1.6-litre turbo diesel seven-speed dual-clutch automatic: $25,950
SR 1.6-litre turbo petrol six-speed manual: $25,950
SR 1.6-litre turbo petrol seven-speed dual-clutch automatic: $28,950
Elite 1.6-litre turbo diesel seven-speed dual-clutch automatic: $28,950
SR Premium 1.6-litre turbo petrol seven-speed dual-clutch automatic: $33,950
Premium 1.6-litre turbo diesel seven-speed dual-clutch automatic: $33,950
Safety package (AEB, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring) for Active and Go: $1,500
Panoramic sunroof for SR and Elite: $2,000
Beige leather for Elite and Premium: $295
Premium paint: $495
Stay tuned to Chasing Cars for news and reviews regarding the Hyundai i30. Watch our i30N review here.