Taking on board customer attitudes to technology driven solutions, it is an individual car in both style and flexibility, as Vice President of Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe, Jochen Sengpiehl, says: “We have listened closely to customer needs in redefining our offer to create a car for everyone. It’s the new people’s car: Accessible, appealing in design and great to drive. With up-to-date infotainment and connectivity features we offer everything today’s digital natives and modern customers expect.”
With an appealing design, high build quality, an efficient and dynamic ride and a state-of-the-art safety package with more active safety features than any other Hyundai vehicle, the new Hyundai i30 is a car for all types of drivers.
“To create a car for everyone, we focused on a wide range of different people,” explains Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group. “So the design is an evolution of Hyundai Motor’s design language with natural flowing lines, refined surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless appearance.”
The New Generation i30 isn't just a one-off; rather it is the start of something big at Hyundai with plans to produce "a family of unique products united by a timeless and balanced design perfectly harmonised and coherent for every body type," with the i30 family featuring the first high performance model under Hyundai Motor’s N brand.
Hyundai Motor entered the European market a mere 25 years ago, but has built itself up now to selling in 31 countries, with the second-generation i30 the biggest seller; so there is a lot of expectation around the new model.
Outside, the New Generation i30 features natural flowing lines, refined surfaces and a sculpted body, and now boasts a Cascading Grille, part of the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.
The front is confident and expressive, creating a recognisable presence on the road, enhanced by the three-projector full LED (low and high beam) headlamps, LED vertical daytime running lights with indicator function, and fog lamps integrated into the air curtains.
The overall impression that the new i30 gives is dynamic and compact, with the long bonnet adding to the sleekness of its character as lines flow effortlessly from front to back where they connect with LED rear lamps and further wraps, a slightly sloping roofline and the black rear. And the design means that the aerodynamics are improved to a Coefficient of Drag of only 0.30, helped by other features such as an Active Air Flap in front which also optimises the car's cooling.
Available with 17" two tone 10-spoke alloy wheels, 16"two-tone 10-spoke alloy wheels or 15" steel and alloy wheels, the new Generation Hyundai i30 also comes in a choice of three pearl colour choices, - Stargazing Blue, Micron Gray, and Phantom Black - seven metallic choices, - Demitasse Brown, Intense Copper, Moon Rock, Fiery Red, Platinum Sliver, Ara Blue and White Sand - plus two solid choices - Engine Red and Polar White - depending on specification.
Inside, a clutter-free horizontal layout conveys an impression of elegance and a feeling of roominess.
There is an optional 8" navigation touch screen on the dashboard that integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features and a new multifunction three-spoke steering wheel with ergonomically positioned operation controls that allows easy and intuitive operation of all functions.
And that roomy feeling becomes reality with the amount of space available for passengers and luggage alike with no compromise made between the interior roominess and sporty exterior design.
There is even an optional panoramic glass sunroof that tilts or slides open to make it look even roomier.
And, to enable customers to carry everything they need, the New Generation i30 offers generous luggage capacity of up to 395 litres (VDA 211) with a practical two-stage luggage board and a ski hatch in the rear centre seat.
When it comes to the look, there is a choice of three colour options: Oceanids black with two different cloth seat options or black leather seats, a two tone combination of Slate Grey and Oceanids black with cloth or leather seats featuring diamond pattern or the two tone combination of elegant Indigo Blue and Oceanids Black with leather seats.
The driving performance of the New Generation i30 is led by the powertrains under the bonnet, featuring a range of three turbo charged petrol and one diesel engine, all packed and ready to deliver a dynamic and efficient driving experience.
There are three petrol engines are made up of: the new 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four cylinder engine with 140 PS and 242Nm of torque, the 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three cylinder engine with 120 PS and 170Nm or the 1.4 MPI four cylinder with 100 PS.
And the diesel engine available is the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, available with three power outputs: 95, 110 and 133 PS, with a maximum torque 275Nm.
CO2 emissions start from as low as 89g CO2/km (target values).
And the engines are available with either the six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or Hyundai’s efficient and direct-responding seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) (which combines the benefits of automated and manual transmissions.)
Having been tested on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, the most demanding race track in the world, as well as in all sorts of weather conditions from winter in Sweden and trailer testing in the Alps, to hot weather testing in the south of Spain.
With precise, natural and connected steering, and agile, responsive and predictable handling as standard on the New Generation i30, a dynamic ride without compromising comfort and good body control is assured, helped by a completely reworked chassis and increased brake diameter size.
53% of the body is made up Advanced High-Strength Steel, created by Hyundai Motor for its own vehicle production, and reduces the overall weight by 28kg whilst increasing rigidity by 22% in comparison to the previous i30.
It is now an essential part of a car these days that smart connectivity features are a must when it comes to those internal touches that a driver wants (and sometimes even needs.)
And to add to safety, the interior of the New Generation i30 contains a total of seven airbags; 2 front airbags, two side airbags, curtain airbags from first to second row and a knee airbag for the driver.
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