Hyundai revealed the third gen i30 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, reportedly the most important model in the Korean manufacturer’s product line.
The highlights, according to Hyundai, is the aesthetic retouching, all in line with their fluidic design, a 7-airbag system and seat ventilation system for the driver and passenger, not standard of course. Certain engine variants will also be available with a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission.
The reports state that there will be a total of six engine variants – three petrol and three diesel. The base models get a 1.4-litre petrol engine which puts out 99hp and 99lb-ft of torque; then there is a 1.0-litre petrol engine with turbo that gives out 118hp and 125lb-ft of torque. The top-end petrol version gets an all-new turbocharged 1.4-litre that puts out 138hp and 178lb-ft of torque.
The diesel powertrain is a 1.6-litre engine with three different tunings : 94hp/207lb-ft, 108hp/207lb-ft and 134hp/221lb-ft. All engines come with a 6-speed manual as standard, while the turbocharged 1.4 petrol and the most powerful diesel versions can be paired with the 7-speed dual clutch.
The all-new Hyundai i30 also gets a plethora of active safety systems like Autonomous Emergency Breaking with Front Collision Warning System and Lane Keeping Assist System. There is also the usual goodie-kit of technology for comfort and convenience that comes in Hyundai’s cars.
The new i30 will also spawn a family of cars including a crossover and the i30N hot hatch derivative. The Hyundai RN30 was also showcased at the Paris Auto Show, which is based on the new i30 and it looks AWESOME! Check it out: