The new entry level is the Classic, available with the popular 1.4-litre petrol engine and a new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel with 90 horsepower. Both are fitted with features like ESP, air conditioning and electric front windows. The Classic 1.4 costs £12,000 (at the new higher 17.5 percent VAT rate) while the Classic 1.6 CRDi costs £12,950, reducing the price of the cheapest i30 diesel by £1,140.
The new Comfort model costs just £700 more than the Classic and adds electric rear windows, steering wheel audio controls and, new for 2010, a leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knob plus 16-inch alloy wheels. The Comfort is expected to be the biggest seller in the i30 range and is available with 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol engines and a 115 horsepower 1.6-litre diesel. Both 1.6-litre engines are also available with an automatic gearbox.
The price of the range-topping Premium now makes it up to £1,200 cheaper than its predecessor. Available from £14,750, the Premium package still features a high specification such as 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing sensors and climate control. The full leather upholstery of the 2009 model year car is replaced by half leather trim, although full leather is still a £650 option, which still makes a 2010 Premium with full leather over £500 cheaper than before.