Korean automaker Hyundai  has just unveiled the first model of the new generation i30 ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut.

2017 Hyundai i30 rear

Starting with its exterior, it follows Hyundai's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design language with its sloping roofline and character lines. Also, it has new design elements namely, the cascading grille added with chrome-plated dots. This top of the line model is equipped with three-projector full LED headlamps, vertical daytime running lights including an indicator function, and fog lamps integrated into the air curtains. Available wheels for the 2017 i30 include 17-inch two tone 10-spoke alloy wheels, 16-inch two-tone 10-spoke alloy wheels and 15-inch steel and alloy wheels.

2017 Hyundai i30 dash

Inside, the 2017 Hyundai i30 employs a wide, horizontal layout for its dashboard which, Hyundai says, “conveys an impression of elegance and a feeling of roominess”. In addition, it also has new multifunction three-spoke steering wheel with repositioned buttons. Standard models get a  five-inch LCD touch screen with integrated dynamic rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity and My Music functionality. The i30 is also available with an eight-inch navigation touch screen on the dashboard which integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features. The all-new i30 supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to allow users to connect their devices and sync it with the system.

2017 Hyundai i30 front

The 2017 Hyundai i30 is powered by a range of small-displacement turbocharged gas and diesel engines. The three gas engines include the new 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four cylinder engine producing 140 PS, the 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three cylinder engine producing 120 PS or the 1.4 MPI four cylinder producing 100 PS. On to the diesel, it is a 1.6-liter engine with three power outputs available. This engine can be rated at 95, 110 or 133 PS. The engines are paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).

Hyundai adds that hot hatch version of the i30 will make its debut soon.