Hyundai has announced the availability of the New Generation i30 for the European markets. The new Hyundai i30 is more than just one model, it will be offered in four unique varuants, including a wagon variant; which will be premiering at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show; and a high performance variant.
The new i30 evolves Hyundai’s design language with a timeless and sculptural design combining precise, tensed lines and refined rich surfaces. The combination of excellent functionality such as roominess, good visibility and comfort is complimented by a sensuous and confident expression of design. Hyundai is introducing a new design element at the front: the Cascading Grille, which will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.
The upright front of the new i30 is confident and expressive, celebrating the new Cascading Grille that is characterized by a downward tapering gesture inspired by the flow of molten steel. The grille features chrome-plated dots for a sophisticated appearance that enhance the satin chrome surrounding on the standard version. In combination with the three-projector LED (low and high beam) headlamps and the vertical LED daytime running lights with indicator function, the new i30 has a strong visual presence. To further enhance this, projector-type front fog lamps are integrated into the air curtains.
With its harmonious proportions, short front and rear overhangs, a long bonnet and a tapered roof silhouette, the car gets a sporty appearance and solid stance on the road. The new i30 features a sophisticated sleek character line that flows naturally from the headlight along the almost horizontal belt line to connect with the LED rear lights and further wraps around the rear for a timeless appearance.
From the rear, the black spoiler enhances aerodynamics and makes the new i30 look even more dynamic and compact. With a Coefficient of Drag of only 0.30, Aerodynamic performance is enhanced through several measures including an Active Air Flap behind the front grille and Air Curtains on each side of the front bumper to enhance airflow and reduce turbulences in the wheel housing. Its muscular wide rear design with a sculpted and 3-dimensional appearance and the signature light graphic incorporating the high-positioned reflectors and fog lights set the car apart on the road.
The new i30 is available with 17-inch two tone 10-spoke alloy wheels, 16-inch two-tone 10-spoke alloy wheels or 15-inch alloy ro steel wheels. Color choices consist of 12 variations: Stargazing Blue, Micron Gray, Phantom Black, Demitasse Brown, Intense Copper, Moon Rock, Fiery Red, Platinum Sliver, Ara Blue, White Sand, Engine Red and Polar White.
Inside, the new i30 is decked with a horizontal layout that conveys an elegant impression and a feeling of roominess. Chrome surrounding and high quality interior materials round up the calm and sophisticated atmosphere. The floating screen of the optional eight-inch navigation touch screen on the dashboard integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features and allows drivers to stay always tuned to the traffic ahead thanks to its ergonomic position.
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. The climate and temperature control is positioned conveniently in the center console and can be easily operated through the dials without distracting the driver.
The new i30 offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage alike and does not compromise on interior roominess for its sporty exterior design. The i30 makes driving comfortable for all passengers with segment-leading roominess. The feeling of space is enhanced by the optional panoramic glass sunroof which allows to tilt or to slide open. To enable customers to carry everything they need, the new i30 offers generous luggage capacity of up to 395 liters (VDA 211) and a maximum of 1,301 liters with the seats folded flat. Practicality is enhanced with a practical two-stage luggage board and a ski hatch in the rear center seat.
For the interior, customers can choose from three color options: Oceanids black with two different cloth seat options or black leather seats, a two tone combination of Slate Grey and Oceanids black with cloth or leather seats featuring diamond pattern or the two tone combination of elegant Indigo Blue and Oceanids Black with leather seats. And for enhanced comfort the front seats can be heated or cooled in three stages.
The powertrain line-up consists of downsized turbocharged engines to enhance efficiency and responsiveness. Customers can choose from three petrol engines and one 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine with three outputs with CO2 emissions as low as 89 g/km (estimated). The new i30 is the first Hyundai model available with the new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.4 T-GDI with 140 PS.