The all-new generation Hyundai i30 has been officially presented ahead of its worldwide public debut during the Paris Motor Show, with a more elegant design and new powertrain options.
The South Korean automaker took a swift approach to its new compact car – just a little bit of teasing, making sure there are no leaks – and a surprise debut ahead of the official public introduction during the Paris Motor Show. The third generation five-door hatchback has a smoother, modern feel and there’s also an all new engine debut to consider. Following the first public display during the upcoming Paris Motor Show the model will reach European dealerships during the first part of 2017.
The new i30 comes with the brand’s equally new turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder making 138 horsepower (103 kilowatts) and 179 pound-feet (242 Newton-meters) of torque. The other options include a naturally aspirated 1.4-liter with 98 hp (73.3 kW) and 99 lb-ft (134 Nm), or a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 118 hp (88.3 kW) and 125 lb-ft (170 Nm). The diesel side is represented by the classic 1.6 liter in three states of power: 4 hp (70kW), 109 hp (81kW), and 134 hp (100 kW). The buyers will get a six speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The new design includes Hyundai’s new Cascading Grille, a larger hexagonal shape with a chrome outline. There are also slender LED headlights, a character line connecting the lights on the side and the new i30 is also 62 pounds (28 kilograms) lighter and 22 percent more rigid thanks to a new architecture. The interior is also looking more upscale, complete with new tech and lots of driver safety assistance systems.