Hyundai has unveiled the new-generation i30 at its European headquarters in Frankfurt ahead of its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show to be held later in Septemberer. The 2017 Hyundai i30 will rival the likes of Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf in the European market.
Hyundai is hoping to build its profile in the European market and deliver to the masses, the styling of the i30 says it all. The new i30 is designed keeping in mind a wide range of different people, overall, the look is neat yet conservative with less dramatic bodywork and has a mature approach to the design.
As for the powertrain, it comprises of three petrol and three diesel mills. The base petrol mill is a 1.4-litre four cylinder engine producing 99bhp and 134Nm of torque, mated only with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, seen is the 1.0-litre petrol engine with three-cylinder turbo churning out118bhp and 171Nm of torque and can take the i30 from 0-100km/h in 11.1 seconds.
Topping the range is the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo kicking in 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. You will have the choice of a six-speed manual or the newly developed Hyundai's seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The manual variant accelerates from 0-100km/h in 8.9 seconds while the automatic takes 0.3 seconds longer.
The diesel mills of the new Hyundai i30 is a 94bhp unit which emits 95g/km of CO2 when it is on 15-inch wheels and 98g/km on the 16-inch and 17-inch wheels. The mid-range diesel unit with 109bhp emits 96g/km on 15-inch wheels and 89g/km when in it's Eco trim. The top range of the diesel mill churning out 134bhp emits 99g/km even on its longer wheels.
As for the interiors and features of the new i30, a new touchscreen replaces the old LCD display, even the entry level gets a 5-inch colour screen. The touchscreen incorporates a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity. Also will be the 8-inch system which is mounted high up and floating in the centre fascia and brings the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with navigation with TomTom live traffic updates.
On the safety aspect, Hyundai has featured the new i30 with autonomous emergency braking and driver fatigue monitor, blind spot monitoring, radar-assisted cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and the lane keep assist.