Mildura Weekly : Friday July 22 Vol 10 No 37
38 MOTORING MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 By DANIEL DeGASPERI HYUNDAI Motor Co Australia (HMCA) has moved to spice up interest in its sporting i30 SR Series II range with a host of detail changes, including new leather-trimmed sports bucket seats and the addition of steering-mounted paddle-shifters for automatic versions. HyuNDAI SPIcES uP SPoRty I30 SR © GoAutoMedia 2016 With the i30 on a fast track to becoming Australia’s Top Model, leading Toyota’ s Corolla and HiLux and the Mazda3 in the sales race at the halfway point of the year, HMCA has shifted gear away from the entry-level Active model – priced at $19,990 driveaway with free auto up until the end of last month – and on to the mid-series SR twins. The company claims the addition of paddle-shifters adds extra driver involvement to its most dynamically focused i30 model grade, while the new seats add extra side bolstering compared to aid front occupant support through corners. Other changes to both the SR and SR Premium include a new grey metallic finish for the carryover 17-inch alloy wheels, the introduction of a ‘Phoenix Orange’ exterior colour and, inside, black rooflining and graphite dashboard fascia replacing the previous white and silver finishes respectively. The i30 SR no longer features satellite navigation, however it gains Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, while red/black leather trim replaces the previous cloth facings. The SR also now has a panoramic sunroof – fitted standard to the SR Premium – available as a $2000 option. The SR Premium shares the new coloured trim change and has satellite navigation fitted but, disappointingly for buyers, misses out on CarPlay connectivity on its identically sized 7.0-inch touchscreen. Price increases accompany the specification changes to both variants, with the standard i30 SR rising $960 to $26,550 plus on-road costs, and i30 SR Premium moving northwards $660 to $28,890 plus on-roads. A six-speed automatic transmission continues to add $2300 over the standard six-speed manual. No mechanical changes have been wrought on the SR models, both of which stick with a 124kW/201Nm 2.0-litre direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine. The SR range is positioned above the Active and the Active X models that offer a choice between a 1.8-litre petrol or 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine, but the sporting twins sit a rung below the flagship diesel-powered i30 Premium CRDi. Over the Active X, the i30 SR continues to also add as standard auto on/off headlights and wipers, LED daytime running lights and tail-lights, dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning and keyless auto-entry with push-button start. The i30 SR Premium further includes Xenon headlights, colour trip computer display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, rear centre armrest and console air vents, and an electrically operated parking brake. GoAuto.com.au 19 Pine Avenue, Mildura Phone: (03) 5023 5472 | Fax: (03) 5023 1039 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.d-c -e.com.au RUN OUT MODEL! TX3520W GREAT BUY! - LIMITED STOCK $440 GST Inc DRIVE AWAY PRICING INCLUDES ALL DEALER DELIVERY AND HANDLING COSTS AND ARE BASED ON VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT STAMP DUTIES, INCLUDING BALANCE OF VIC REGISTRATION OR 12 MONTHS REGISTRATION IF VEHICLE UNREGISTERED. DRIVE AWAY PRICES MAY DIFFER IN OTHER STATES AS GOVERNMENT STAMP DUTIES AND REGISTRATION/CTP COSTS VARY FROM STATE TO STAT E. HAYDAN PTY LT D ABN 18 108 932 707. TRADING AS MARKWELL’S AUTO GROUP.
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