Hyundai is set to return to the cut-throat discount small car market with a new Go varaint of the i30 that brings pricing back down to the $19,990 (plus on-road costs) mark.
The all-new i30 range was launched earlier this year, with Hyundai Australia saying the days of heavily discounted models had passed.
However, with sales down 22 per cent through 10 months of this year compared to the corresponding period last year, the brand has seen the value in offering a more budget conscious offering.
The new i30 Go slots in under the i30 Active range (which was previously Hyundai's entry level player) and comes with a choice of either a 120kW/203Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 100kW/280Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine.
The petrol engine pairs with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, while the diesel comes with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Petrol variants start at $19,990 before on-road costs in manual guise, with the automatic transmission adding $2300, which is roughly $1000 less than the corresponding Active variants.
Diesel-powered models start off at $22,490 before on-road costs when equipped with a manual or $24,990 when paired with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, these prices again represent about a $1000 saving compared to the Active trim.
Standard kit includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, cruise control, LED daytime running lights, dusk sensing headlights, seven airbags, 16-inch steel wheels and a full size spare tyre.
Compared to the Active the i30 does without features including alloy wheels, front map lights, centre console cupholders, steering wheel audio and cruise control buttons, rain sensing wipers, satellite navigation, digital radio, and rear park sensors.
2018 Hyundai i30 Go pricing
i30 Go petrol manual - $19,990
i30 Go petrol auto - $22,290
i30 Go diesel manual - $22,490
i30 Go diesel auto - $24,990
Manufacturer's list price excluding on-road costs.
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