Central to the appeal of the Hyundai i30 3-door is its distinctive, sporty styling. 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.
A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai’s easily-recognisable hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a newly-profiled lower bumper.
Hyundai i30 three-door retains the positive characteristics of the five-door, providing high standards of quality, equipment and comfort. Drivers will experience Europe-tuned ride and handling, and can alter the settings of the FLEX STEER system to change steering assistance depending on their preference and prevailing conditions.
The Hyundai 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 Hyundai i30 provides the best evidence yet of Hyundai’s commitment to producing cars in Europe, for Europe – combining the design and engineering expertise of the team at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre inGermanywith the proven manufacturing excellence of the company’s Czech factory.