It was over three years ago when we first saw the third-generation Hyundai i30. It debuted during the 2016 Paris Motor Show wherein it showcased the brand's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language and array of turbocharged engines.
Fast forward to February 2020 and Hyundai is gearing up for the reveal of the refreshed i30. To give the public a taste of things to come, the automaker released a teaser image of the hatchback. Shown here in N Line trim, the refreshed five-door gets a meaner and more aggressive look in its latest update.
Compared to the outgoing model, the updated i30 has a host of design upgrades like a redesigned front bumper, and a new blacked-out mesh grill. Apart from those, new LED headlights with V-shaped integrated running lights give the i30 a more imposing appearance.
The other parts of the car remain to be seen. However, Hyundai did mention that the 2021 i30 will have a new rear bumper, refreshed taillights, and new alloy wheel designs available in 16-inch, 17-inch, and 18-inch sizes. Finally, the interior of the i30 will now also come with a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a new digital instrument cluster just to name a few.
There is also no word yet as to what engines will be availble. However, it will more than likely still come with a plethora of turbocharged gas engines ranging from 1.0-liter all the way to 1.4-liters. The turbo-diesel range is expected to be available as well although a hybrid option could be offered due to stricter emission standards.
The 2021 Hyundai i30 will make its global debut this coming March at the Geneva International Motor Show. Apart from the standard i30, Hyundai will also be revealing the N Line version across all body types for the first time.