Since the launch of the all new Hyundai i30 the reviews have been great. There’s not doubt the new car is a massive improvement over the old model. But there’s one area where the new one couldn’t meet the expectations of i30 buyers – price.
So Hyundai has launched a new entry level variant to meet the price point that was set by the previous model – 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.
i30 Go is available with either the smooth 120kW 2.0 GDi petrol engine (paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission), or the torquey and efficient 100kW 1.6 CRDi diesel (paired with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
The i30 Go misses out on alloy wheels and Sat Nav which will rule out some fleet buyers that want a car that is attractive to the used car buyer in three to five years time (and perceived as a better option for employees to drive). The residual values of the i30 Go versus the Active will reflect the difference in price, though a person looking to buy an ex-fleet vehicle may place more value on the better specifications of the Active.
Another consideration for fleet managers is the safety features that come standard. The new i30 Go maintains the same high standards of safety as the existing i30 Active variant including:
- 7 airbags
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Automatic dusk-sensing headlights
- Rear camera