Hyundai has confirmed its all-new i30 hatchback will be priced from £16,645 when it goes on sale on 1 March.

The entry-level price is for a 120hp 1.0-litre petrol in ‘S’ trim level. CO2 emissions are rated at 115g/km, which places it in the 22% 2017/18 BIK tax bracket.

Diesel-wise, the most frugal engine, a 110hp 1.6-litre unit, costs from £19,645, in SE trim, and sits in the 21% 2017/18 BIK bracket thanks to CO2 emissions of 99g/km.

Five trims are offered – S, SE, SE Nav, Premium, Premium SE. Standard kit includes LED daytime running lights, DAB radio, Bluetooth, a lane departure warning system, autonomous emergency braking and hill-start assist.

SE, meanwhile, adds a five-inch touchscreen media system, rear parking sensors and camera, and a leather steering wheel.

Middle trim SE Nav features an eight-inch touchscreen system which houses a sat-nav, wireless mobile phone charging and Bluetooth with voice recognition tools.

The Premium trim, meanwhile, includes 17-inch wheels with upgraded tyres, dual-zone climate control, privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, and blind spot detection system, while the top-of-the-range Premium SE trim level adds to this with the inclusion of a panoramic sunroof, leather seats and a heated steering wheel.

“The i30 has played a significant part in Hyundai’s transformation over the past decade, with over 117,000 i30s sold in the UK since the first generation was launched in 2007. The second-generation i30 achieved nearly 70,000 sales and we have solid expectations for the new i30. The original i30 was the model that sowed the seeds of our growth and we are confident that the i30 will again bring new customers into the brand with its great looks, technology and confident dynamic abilities,” said Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai UK.