New-Gen Hyundai i30 Hatchback Revealed Ahead Of The Paris Motor Show Debut

New-Gen Hyundai i30 Hatchback Revealed Ahead Of The Paris Motor Show Debut
The new-gen Hyundai i30, the long awaited premium hatch from the South Korean carmaker, finally makes an appearance ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, next month. The new-gen model will majorly target the European markets, which is why, Hyundai has designed, developed, and tested the car largely in Europe. The car is expected to go on sale there in early 2017.

Hyundai i30 Front

Hyundai i30 Front

The new Hyundai i30 hatchback is built on the company latest design language, like the new-gen Elantra and the upcoming Verna. That is why you’ll see that the car now comes with Hyundai’s latest Cascading grille design bordered by chrome outline. The all-new headlamps look sharp and stylish and come with LED projector units. The well-sculpted front bumper adds to the car’s sporty character with it muscular lines, larger air intakes and LED daytime running lights. The bonnet shows a bit of muscle as well and similar character lines run across the side profile of the car as well.

Hyundai i30 Side Profile

Hyundai i30 Side Profile

The rear profile of the car has also been worked upon and we have to say its looks very European. The curvy rear profile of the outgoing model has been replaced by a well-chiselled hatch door that is very much in line with the car’s new design. The new i30 also comes with redesigned tail lamps and black rear spoiler and a blacked roof. Other exterior features include new electrical ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights and sporty alloy wheels.

Hyundai i30 Rear

Hyundai i30 Rear

The cabin is also all-new and Hyundai has gone with a more subtle design rather that the busy layout of the outgoing model. In fact, the new cabin slightly resembles the Hyundai Ioniq’s interior. The dashboard looks very horizontal dominated by an 8-inch floating touchscreen display at the centre. The car comes with a new three-spoke steering wheel instead of the older four spoke one with well-placed function buttons. The dashboard also features large horizontal air vents along with a hexagonal control panel at the centre. The car also gets sporty aluminium foot pedals and a number of well-designed cubby holes and storage compartments.

Hyundai i30 Cabin

Hyundai i30 Cabin

Under the hood, the new-gen i30 comes powered by three petrol engines – a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre MPI along with a 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre T-GDI turbocharged units, and a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. All the engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard along with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission as an option.

It must be noted, that the Hyundai i30 will not make the journey to India in all probability – not anytime soon anyway.

 

 

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