The all-new Hyundai i20 will not be the only vehicle the automaker will be showing in the metal at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
After teasing it several weeks ago, Hyundai has revealed the refreshed i30 in Europe. The restyled compact gets a refreshed look inside and out, more standard kit, and the sporty N Line trim now available across the range.
All three body types of the i30 (hatchback, fastback, and wagon) feature a sleeker and bolder design. New slim headlights, along with V-shaped LED daytime running lights give the i30 a more aggressive look. Meanwhile, the front grill looks sharper than ever which further highlights the sportier appearance of the i30. There's also a new rear bumper for the five-door hatchback for better aerodynamics, and V-shaped taillights that complement the LED DRLs at the front.
As mentioned earlier, the N Line trim is now available across all body styles. Models that come with the said trim get a wider center front grill, new headlights, and a wide rear diffuser which gives the i30 a more impressive stance. Aside from those, a choice of 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels can be fitted, along with tuning upgrades for the suspension and steering in the 1.5 T-GDi and 1.6 Diesel versions.
A more refined and high-tech interior greets the occupants of the 2021 i30. A new 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a huge 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation, and wireless phone charging are just some of the new toys available in the i30. More importantly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard equipment for easier phone pairing.
For the first time, the i30 now comes with Hyundai's Bluelink technology. Through Bluelink, the i30 will offer a wide range of Connected Car Services that provide customer benefits, as well as control of certain functions of the car via an app. Some of these extra features include: online voice recognition, find my car, remote services, points of interests in navigation, security, and vehicle maintenance.
A host of new and improved engines are available for the 2020 i30. First up is a newly-developed 1.5-liter inline-four that comes with dual port injection. It produces 110 PS and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Next up is the slightly more powerful 1.0-liter T-GDI three-cylinder which puts out 120 PS. It too can be connected to a six-speed manual transmisson although a seven-speed dual-clutch is available as an option.
Serving as the top-of-the-line engine option is the 1.5-liter T-GDi four-cylinder engine. It generates 160 PS and comes standard with the 48V mild hybrid technology for a more fuel efficient drive. A choice of either the six-speed manual or the seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions are available for the 1.5-liter T-GDI.
Those that prefer diesel power will be glad to know that the i30 can come with it. Serving as the sole turbo-diesel option is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Depending on the trim, the diesel engine can produce either 115 PS or 136 PS.
Both the 2021 Hyundai i30 and i20 will be revealed in the metal next week in Geneva.