Hyundai is driving into 2010 with a line-up of special edition family cars focussed on offering maximum value for money. Called Edition, the i10, i20 and i30 models boast more style, added equipment and aggressive pricing aimed at stealing a march on rivals.
Starting at £8,425, the i10 Edition stands on 14-inch alloy wheels and has body-coloured door mirrors, body side mouldings and front fog lights as well as remote central locking, air conditioning, electric windows, a height-adjustable drivers’ seat and a leather steering wheel and gearknob. With CO2 emissions of 119g/km, the 1.1-litre car qualifies for £35 road tax.
Next up, the 1.2-litre i20 Edition three and five-door cars cost from £10,565 to undercut the cheapest Ford Fiesta by £700 – but still boast half-leather seat trim, air conditioning, electric windows, leather steering wheel and gear knob. Standing on 15-inch alloys, they also have front fog lamps, steering wheel audio controls, a CD-radio with Aux and USB connections and remote central locking – luxuries normally found in much more expensive models.
Flagship Edition is the i30, which has an exclusive sporty look from a modified front grille, hexagonal air intake and sculpted fog lamps, plus side skirts and a new rear bumper with twin exhaust trims. Priced from £13,400, this model is claimed to be over £4,000 cheaper than an entry-level Ford Focus even though it has 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, sports pedals, a chrome-finished gear knob, electric windows, remote central locking, electric heated door mirrors and a six-speaker stereo-radio CD player with Aux and USB connections and steering wheel audio controls.
Like all i30 models, the Edition has a choice of ESP as standard, along with active front head restraints and six airbags. Engine choices are 1.4 or 1.6-litre petrol or a .6-litre CRDi diesel, and stop-start is a £200 option.