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Hyundai i30 SR is Small Car of the Year

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The i30 SR has come out on top in's Best Small Car of the year. Below are some exerts from the article:

"You get plenty of features including partial leather trim, autonomous braking, Apple CarPlay and a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty rivals can’t match. It even has the biggest boot. 

That price includes a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and seven-speed dual-clutch auto combination with 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque, making it the quickest of our quartet by a handy margin. A few years ago, you would have been paying around $40,000 to get that kind of grunt in a small car.

This is a cheap way to get more than 200 old-fashioned horsepower in a thoroughly modern package, one that feels a little bit special with performance-inspired touches including sports seats and a splash of colour throughout the interior. While the SR sits toward the upper end of the i30 range, you do get a lot of car for your cash – it really does feel like a $30,000 machine, as opposed to more basic alternatives. The Hyundai i30 SR is a different type of small car, proof that a value-focused model can also be special.

Quiet and composed on the road, the i30 SR aced our dynamic tests and impressed judges with its breadth of ability - fun to drive when you want to press on, but also relaxed and refined for everyday motoring - This is the complete package."

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