The South Korean automaker just took the wraps off its third generation compact i30 model and there’s already speculation about the company’s upcoming model already in the pipeline.
This was triggered by Hyundai itself because during the special event held in Frankfurt it also showcased a teaser image announcing some of those models. There are some unexpected novelties though – the station wagon is no surprise, and so is the long-announced flagship high performance N version. But the teased four-door coupe and the lack of a three-door i30 Hatchback seems to suggest the company has decided to move to greener pastures after the latter version disappointed in terms of sales in the past.
During their presentation, Hyundai actually reconfirmed their plans to premiere the N version sometime next year with the possible calling card of “RN30” if we’re to believe trademark applications discovered by the media. The four-door coupe – this is what we’re reading from that silhouette, will most likely arrive last – after the practical station wagon and hot N version. It seems to follow in the footsteps of a practical hatchback-sedan much in the vein of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback. We’re expecting now to see if the Kia cee’d will also deploy such a model, with the i30 hatchback expected to reach Europe starting next year with a more upmarket flair.