Hyundai Motor has presented the New i30 for the European markets, ahead of its 2017 roll-out. The New Generation Hyundai i30 is a smart choice for those seeking an appealing design, high build quality, an efficient and dynamic ride and a state-of-the-art safety package. The new i30 comes with more active safety features than any other Hyundai vehicle.
A comfortable and dynamic driving experience with a large choice of efficient and dynamic powertrains, the New Hyundai i30 supports very agile and responsive handling and is the first Hyundai car to feature the new turbo-charged petrol engine, the 1.4 T-GDI with 140 PS.
The new Hyundai i30 further evolves Hyundai’s design language with natural flowing lines, refined surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless and confident appearance. Hyundai Motor is introducing a new design element: the Cascading Grille, which will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.
The front of the new i30 is confident and expressive, creating a recognisable presence on the road. The new Cascading Grille has a powerful downward tapering gesture inspired by the momentous flow of poured molten steel. The grille features chrome-plated dots for a sophisticated appearance enhancing the satin chrome surrounding of the standard version. In combination with the three-projector full LED (low and high beam) headlights and the LED vertical daytime running lights with indicator function, the new i30 has a strong visual presence. To further enhance this projector-type front, fog lights are integrated into the air curtains.
With its harmonious proportions, short front and rear overhangs, a long bonnet with a moved back A pillar, the car has a dynamic and compact stance on the road. The new i30 features a sophisticated sleek character line that flows very naturally from the headlamp along the almost horizontal belt line to connect with LED rear lights and further wraps around the rear for a timeless and dynamic appearance. The slightly sloping roofline and the black rear spoiler make the i30 look even more dynamic and compact. The sleek design is also reflected in the aerodynamics of the new i30 with a Coefficient of Drag of only 0.30.
Its strong rear end design with a sculpted and 3-dimensional appearance featuring a signature light graphic incorporating the high-positioned reflectors and fog lights sets the car apart on the road. The new Hyundai i30 is available with 17-inch two tone 10-spoke alloy wheels, 16-inch two-tone 10-spoke alloy wheels or 15-inch steel and alloy wheels. There are twelve exterior colors available for the new i30.
Inside, the new i30 takes up a floating screen of the optional eight-inch navigation touch screen on the dashboard that integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features. At the same time, the new multifunction three-spoke steering allows easy and intuitive operation of all functions through an ergonomically positioned operation controls and can be heated for enhanced comfort. Climate and temperature switches are conveniently located on the center console and easily accessible. The driver’s seat comes with a memory seat function with two programmable seat positions.
Cabin and boot space have been enhanced for occupants, thanks to the presence of an optional panoramic glass sunroof and luggage capacity of up to 395 liters. Interior schemes available consist of three color and material combinations.
The new Hyundai i30 is powered by a range of small-displacement turbo charged petrol and diesel engines delivering a dynamic and efficient driving experience. There are three petrol engines and one diesel engine: new 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four cylinder engine, 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three cylinder engine with 120 PS, 1.4 MPI four cylinder with 100 PS, and the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. Each engine is paired to either the six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).
The new Hyundau i30 has been developed and tested in Europe performing accelerated durability tests and dynamic testing on the most demanding race track in the world. The new chassis of the new i30 has been completely reworked to provide a dynamic and compliant driving experience with high levels of ride comfort. Contributing to this is the standard multi-link rear suspension for all versions with a dual lower arm and the performance-oriented shock absorbers.
Braking performance is optimized by an increased brake diameter size to 288 mm in the front allowing the driver to apply a stronger braking force.
Driver assistance systems and active safety features on board the new Hyundai i30 comprise of Autonomous Emergency Braking with Front Collision Warning System, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist System, Speed Limit Information Function, High Beam Assist and Driver Attention Alert (New). On the passive side, the car is incorporated with 53% Advanced High Strength Steel (with increased rigidity by 22%) and seven airbags in total.