Hyundai have revealed details of their new generation i30 hatch and damn does it look good more details about the Australia specs and pricing will be available closer to the local release date which should be 1st quarter 2017. Check out all the detail below thanks to Hyundai for the info and pics.
A car for everyone: The Next Generation Hyundai i30
- The Next Generation i30 is the DNA car for Hyundai Motor
- Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe to offer customers highest value
- New coherent and timeless design featuring the newly developed Cascading front grille
- Downsized and efficient powertrain line-up including the all-new 1.4 T-GDI with 140 PS
- Connectivity and active safety features to meet today’s customer expectations
The Next Generation Hyundai i30 is the DNA car for Hyundai Motor representing the core of the brand in Europe. Available in early 2017, the Next Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s answer to changing contemporary values and customer preferences toward technology driven solutions, individuality in style and flexibility.
The Next Generation i30 delivers great value to single people, families, young and old. It is a smart and rewarding choice for those seeking an appealing design, an efficient and dynamic ride and a comprehensive safety package. Its quality and reliability are guaranteed by the unique, industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.
“We have listened closely to customer needs, redefining our offer to create a car for everyone. The Next Generation i30 is our DNA car in Europe: accessible, appealing in design with innovative technology and great to drive,” comments Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With up-to-date infotainment and connectivity features we offer everything that digital natives and today’s customers expect.”
The Next Generation i30 democratises technology with connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless charging to enhance smartphone operation and functionality while driving. Latest active safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Driver Attention Alert and Blind Spot Detection increase passenger comfort to enjoy the ride with the Next Generation i30 even more.
With design being the No. 1 buying reason for Hyundai customers in Europe, the Next Generation i30 further evolves Hyundai’s design language with precise and tensed lines, refined rich surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless and confident appearance.
“Our designers are driven by passion and enthusiasm bringing pride and joy to Hyundai owners. You see and feel this new spirit in the Next Generation i30 – it is a proud statement,” explains Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group. “With the Next Generation i30 we are introducing our newly developed front grille: we call it the Cascading Grille. It will become the new identity of Hyundai.”
The development engineers of Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Centre in Germany enhanced the driving dynamics of the Next Generation i30 in a rigorous testing programme throughout Europe and on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. The highly rigid and light body with 53 % Advanced High Strength Steel delivers the base for good ride and handling characteristics and combined with a 10 % more direct steering and a newly developed chassis the driver can enjoy dynamic driving abilities without compromising high levels of comfort.
The powertrain line-up consists of downsized turbocharged engines to enhance efficiency and responsiveness. Customers can choose from three petrol engines and one 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine with three outputs with CO2 emissions as low as 89 g/km (target value). The Next Generation i30 is the first Hyundai model available with the new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.4 T-GDI with 140 PS.
A Family of Cars
The Next Generation i30 is more than just one model. It will become a family of unique products united by a timeless and balanced design coherent for every body type. The family offers the right car for everyone – for the ones looking for elegance or the ones looking for exhilaration. The Next Generation i30 family will feature the first high performance model under Hyundai Motor’s N brand going into production in 2017.
The European Success Story: Hyundai Motor’s DNA car for Europe
Designed in Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, produced in Nošovice, Czech Republic, and tested on the Nürburgring, the third generation i30 is built on the infrastructure that Hyundai Motor has developed over the last 25 years in Europe. It aims to continue the success of the two previous generations of i30 that have sold more than 800,000 cars in Europe since 2008.
“The Next Generation i30 is the most important car for Hyundai in Europe, supporting our objective to become the number one Asian automotive brand,” says Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe. “With the Next Generation i30 we want to continue our success story and achieve further organic growth in the years to come.”
The Next Generation i30 will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in Nošovice, which opened in 2008 and started production of the first generation i30 the same year. It has an annual production capacity of 300,000 cars and fulfils highest quality standards to meet European customers’ expectations, enabling Hyundai Motor to deliver an industry-leading peace of mind package: a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Coherent and Timeless Design
The Next Generation i30 evolves Hyundai’s design language with a timeless and sculptural design combining precise, tensed lines and refined rich surfaces. The combination of excellent functionality such as roominess, good visibility and comfort is complimented by a sensuous and confident expression of design. Hyundai Motor is introducing a new design element at the front: the Cascading Grille, which will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.
The upright front of the Next Generation i30 is confident and expressive, celebrating the new Cascading Grille that is characterised by a downward tapering gesture inspired by the flow of molten steel. The grille features chrome-plated dots for a sophisticated appearance that enhance the satin chrome surrounding on the standard version. In combination with the three-projector LED (low and high beam) headlamps and the vertical LED daytime running lights with indicator function, the Next Generation i30 has a strong visual presence. To further enhance this, projector-type front fog lamps are integrated into the air curtains.
With its harmonious proportions, short front and rear overhangs, a long bonnet and a tapered roof silhouette, the car gets a sporty appearance and solid stance on the road. The Next Generation i30 features a sophisticated sleek character line that flows naturally from the headlamp along the almost horizontal belt line to connect with the LED rear lamps and further wraps around the rear for a timeless appearance. The black rear spoiler enhances aerodynamics and makes the Next Generation i30 look even more dynamic and compact. With a Coefficient of Drag of only 0.30, Aerodynamic performance is enhanced through several measures including an Active Air Flap behind the front grille and Air Curtains on each side of the front bumper to enhance airflow and reduce turbulences in the wheel housing.
Its muscular wide rear design with a sculpted and 3-dimensional appearance and the signature light graphic incorporating the high-positioned reflectors and fog lamps set the car apart on the road.
The Next Generation Hyundai i30 is available with 17-inch two tone 10-spoke alloy wheels, 16-inch two-tone 10-spoke alloy wheels or 15-inch alloy ro steel wheels.
In order for every customer to pick their favourite colour there are in total twelve exterior colours consisting of three pearl choices: Stargazing Blue, Micron Gray, Phantom Black; and seven metallic choices: Demitasse Brown, Intense Copper, Moon Rock, Fiery Red, Platinum Sliver, Ara Blue andWhite Sandplus two solid choices: Engine Red and Polar White.
Getting into the Next Generation Hyundai i30, customers are greeted by a clean and intuitive interior with a horizontal layout that conveys an elegant impression and a feeling of roominess. Chrome surrounding and high quality interior materials round up the calm and sophisticated atmosphere. The floating screen of the optional eight-inch navigation touch screen on the dashboard integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features and allows drivers to stay always tuned to the traffic ahead thanks to its ergonomic position. The new multifunction three-spoke steering wheel allows easy and intuitive operation of all functions through an ergonomically positioned operation controls and can be heated for enhanced comfort. The climate and temperature control is positioned conveniently in the centre console and can be easily operated through the dials without distracting the driver.
The Next Generation i30 offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage alike and does not compromise on interior roominess for its sporty exterior design. The i30 makes driving comfortable for all passengers with segment-leading roominess. The feeling of space is enhanced by the optional panoramic glass sunroof which allows to tilt or to slide open. While driving the armrest can slides forward for the most comfortable position and may also be opened to access additional storage possibilities underneath. To enable customers to carry everything they need, the Next Generation i30 offers generous luggage capacity of up to 395 litres (VDA 211) and a maximum of 1,301 litres with the seats folded flat. Practicality is enhanced with a practical two-stage luggage board and a ski hatch in the rear centre seat.
For the interior, customers can choose from 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 front seats can be heated or cooled in three stages and the power driver’s seat comes with a memory seat function with two programmable seat positions.