The next generation Hyundai i30 has been revealed and it's expected to arrive in South Africa in mid-2017.
The new Hyundai i30 has finally been officially revealed and will make its debut at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. The new i30 will be produced in South Korea and the Czech Republic and you can expect to see it in South Africa in the second quarter of 2017.
"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," said Jochen Sengpiehl, vice president marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe. "With up-to-date infotainment and connectivity features we offer everything today's digital natives and modern customers expect."
The range will be comprehensive and Hyundai is claiming that its new i30 will spawn a family. We'd assume that would be estates, a sporty derivative as well as a crossover. Don't be surprised if a hybrid appears in the range either. In terms of engines, there will be turbodiesel and petrol engines to choose from.
There's an all-new 1.4-litre T-GDI turbo motor which has 103 kW and Hyundai has its own three-cylinder turbo unit which packs a healthy 88 kW. A naturally aspirated 1.4-litre engine with 73 kW is also available. For the turbodiesel fans, a 1.6-litre is available in three states of tune. You can choose a six-speed manual gearbox, or let the car shift for you with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The high-performance Hyundai i30 N is going into production in 2017 and will likely feature a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with expected outputs of no less than 194 kW and 300 Nm of torque. The i30 N will rival cars such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and Renault Megane RS.
We will keep you updated with further information as soon as it becomes available, stay tuned!