The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is planning to develop a hot hatch version of its popular i30 model.
According to the British journalists at autocar.co.uk, the car manufacturer is planning to release a new version of the Hyundai i30 which will come as a hot hatch and will compete against models from Opel, like the Corsa OPC, or Volkswagen, like the Polo GTI. Autocar.co.uk is also saying that if a hot hatch version of the Hyundai i30 will hit the market, the model will most likely come with a total output of 201 horsepower and a peak torque of 265 Nm (195 lb-ft). The engine could be the 1.6 liter petrol used on the Veloster Turbo, but the information is limited.
As a reminder, the Hyundai i30 is a small family car which is sharing the platform with the Kia Cee’d and the second generation of the vehicle has been introduced in September 2011, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Hyundai i30 is coming with a four-engine choice and three transmissions and the vehicle was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany. The vehicle will also be produced in Europe, at the Nosovice plant in Czech Republic