Hyundai i30 facelift shows its face image

Hyundai has officially pulled the wraps off the facelifted version of the i30, which will go on sale in the first months of next year.

The 2016 Hyundai i30 has gained a new Turbo version, which will be offered in both 3- and 5-door body styles. This is basically the Hyundai version of the Kia Pro Cee’d GT / Cee’d GT, even though it is coming with less power than the one of its cousin, which has 204 HP (150 kW) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque. The Hyundai i30 Turbo has a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine under its hood, rate at 186 HP (137 kW), connected to a 6-speed manual transmission.

From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs 8 seconds and top speed stands at 219 km/h (136 mph). This has been fitted with a retuned suspension system, 300 mm front ventilated brake discs and 284 mm solid rear discs, a more aggressive body kit with new front and rear bumpers and different side skirts, a dual exhaust system, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats in the cabin, contrast stitching, different instrument cluster and so on.

The regular version of the i30 has a 1.6 liter turbo diesel under its hood, in two variants, 110 HP and 280 Nm and 136 HP and 280 Nm, connected to a 6-speed manual or to a 7-speed automatic. Different wheels and body paints are available for the model, which will go on sale next year, in the first months. No pricing details are known yet.