The Hyundai i30 Premium has been announced. The new range-topping Premium trim is available on both the i30 hatchback and Tourer estate models, with prices starting from £19,995 and £23,095 respectively.
The i30 Premium gets new 17-inch alloys, chrome door handles and electric mirrors on the outside. Inside, there’s leather upholstery, an electric driver’s seat, heated front seats, keyless go and an auto dimming rear-view mirror.
There's a choice of two engines on Premium models: a 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol with manual transmission (which is only available on the hatchback) and a 126bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, with a choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox.
The Premium trim effectively combines all the equipment contained in the Convenience and Individual packs, which were available on i30 Style and Style Nav models. These packs cost £750 and £1,000 respectively, and have been discontinued with the arrival of the Premium trim grade.
A tilt and slide panoramic sunroof is available as an optional extra for £950 on Premium models only.
Hyundai has also made some minor tweaks to the rest of the i30 range. The 126bhp diesel engine with an auto gearbox replaces the 108bhp version on hatchback and Tourer Style and Style Nav models.
Plus, the 108bhp 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive models will now only be available on Classic and Active trim, with the higher-powered 1.6 CRDi 126bhp variant reserved as the sole diesel option on the top three trims only.