Third member of New Generation i30 family to broaden range’s appeal
Ahead of its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the New Generation i30 three-door has today been revealed. The third member of the New Generation i30 family, the three-door joins the five-door hatchback and the wagon to extend the broad appeal of Hyundai’s C-segment range to an even wider audience.
Incorporating Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language, the new model’s sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it with a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “The New Generation i30 three-door has been conceived solely forEurope, and will strengthen Hyundai’s presence further in the segment where we have seen our greatest success since 2007. Just as important, its sporty looks – offering a fresh interpretation of fluidic sculpture – will generate greater brand awareness and enhance consumer perceptions of Hyundai in Europe.”
The New Generation i30 is offered with a choice of six engines, together with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The highlight of the powertrain range is the ‘U-II’ 1,6-litre diesel engine, generating 128 ps yet emitting only 97 g/km of CO2. Together, these figures deliver the best power-to-efficiency ratio in the segment.
The new generation i30 will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on September 27, 2012.