The Hyundai i30 Trophy has returned to help see off the current version of the Korean car maker’s top seller, ahead of the second-generation model that is expected mid-year.

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The limited edition Trophy costs $21,690 with a manual gearbox or $23,690 with an auto, and sits between the current range’s SX and SLX trim levels.

The five-door i30 Trophy comes with more goodies than the SX, including front foglights, rear spoiler, titanium-grey 16-inch alloy wheels, and ‘Trophy’ badging to help tdistinguish the special edition from its kin.

Behind closed doors, drivers score cruise control, a leather gear-knob and leather steering wheel featuring audio and cruise controls.

Standard Hyundai i30 fair includes remote keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, integrated iPod connectivity with Bluetooth, and a chilled glove box.

The i30 Trophy also continues with Hyundai’s safety features of electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, six airbags, and 'anti-whiplash' front head restraints, all contributing to a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The Trophy is offered with the i30's petrol engine only - the 105kW/186Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that returns fuel consumption figures of 7.2 litres per 100km (7.6L/100km auto)

Hyundai will be hoping the new i30 Trophy shares a similarly positive future to the original Trophy special edition introduced back in 2010, selling more than 3700 vehicles.