Hyundai have just announced prices and spec levels for their new small-family hatch, the i30.
The car has just gone on sale here with, for now anyway, two engines - a 1-litre turbo petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel.
Prices start at €22,745 for the 1-litre turbo petrol with the 1.6-litre diesel starting from €24,495. Delivery and related charges are extra.
They have two trim levels: Deluxe and Deluxe Plus.
The latest arrival, which numbers the Ford Focus, Toyota Auris and Volkswagen Golf among its rivals for buyers, marks the beginning of a 'family' of new models, including a high-performance N-model.
So watch out for quite a few different versions from Hyundai over the coming months/years.
Standard spec includes: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), dual-zone climate control; cruise control with speed limiter, driver attention alert, 16ins alloys, front fogs, lane keep assist; LED daytime running lights, electric folding mirrors, rear parking assist; rear-view camera, electric windows.
The likes of the 8ins touchscreen, Android auto and Apple Car Play as well as Sat Nav with Tom Tom live services are on the more expensive Deluxe-Plus models.
The car has a more swept back look thanks to the new design as the base of the windscreen is more forward and lower.
It was fitting that the first car I saw driving with 171 plates was a Kia Sportage, as the Korean marque and particularly its sister brand Hyundai, have been the biggest winners in the battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of Irish motorists over the past seven years.
It's no surprise that the second test car of the new year is also an SUV. And there's more coming. It is getting to the stage where the lines of differentiation are closing, if not merging just yet. I know the car-makers will be angry with me for saying that, but it is the truth. The Seat Ateca is a good case in point - with one important exception.