Three-door Hyundai i30 to be launched in Australia image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is planning to launch the three-door version of the new i30 generation in Australia, later on this year.

The announcement has been made by the company’s chief operating officer, John Elsworth, who has recently spoken to Car Advice. According to John Elsworth, the new generation of the Hyundai i30, in its three-door version, has potential in the Australian auto market.

“We think there would definitely be a market for that style of car in Australia, but we need to make sure the pricing is right and the specs are right”, said Elsworth on the five-door i30. “Typically, the way the market evaluates three-doors in this segment is, if it has less doors, it should be cheaper”, he answered when was asked on the three-door variant.

As a quick reminder, the brand new three-door Hyundai i30 has been officially presented to the public a few months ago, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, in September. The model is the third version of the i30, along with the five-door and the wagon. The engine lineup available for it includes the 1.6 liter diesel, with 126 HP (94 kW), which is emitting 97 g/km of CO2.

Source: Car Advice