Hyundai i30 SR Concept unveiled in Australia image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the i30 SR Concept during the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

After unveiling two concept versions of the Veloster, Hyundai has presented to so-called i30 SR Concept, which is based on the Elite version and it’s actually a near-production variant which should be launched sometimes next year as a more powerful version of the hatchback. Hyundai says that the i30 SR is getting features like the LED daytime running lights, the black sports grille, the rear diffuser, the partial leather / leatherette upholstery with red inserts in the cabin and the 17-inch alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the Hyundai i30 SR Concept is getting a 2.0 liter gasoline engine, borrowed from the bigger brother the i40, which is producing a total output of 174 HP (130 kW) and it has a peak torque of 213 Nm (157 lb-ft). This engine is also expected to make its way on the final production version of the model and it’s a significant improvement compared to the standard 1.8L with 147 HP and 178 Nm of torque. No more details on the Hyundai i30 SR Concept have been announced for the moment.