Update with new information and photos.
Here, we presenting the 2013 Hyundai i30. The korean automaker has released the first official images of the new compact. At the launch, the i30 will be available with two petrol engines (1.4i 16v 100 CV and 1.6 GDi 140 CV) and two diesel (1.4 CRDi 90 CV and 1.6 CRDi 126 CV). We keep you informed.
For the first time in a Hyundai car of this size, the i30 will be available with a knee airbag for the driver, adaptive headlights, instruments with a high-resolution TFT LCD display and an electric parking brake. Other available options will include a large panoramic sunroof and an integrated navigation system with a 7-inch color monitor and a rearview camera.
Like its predecessor, the new i30 has been designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The i30’s styling represents a further evolution of Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language with both the exterior and interior design modeled closely after the i40 sedan / CW series.
Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre, commented: “The new-generation i30 is recognisable thanks to the Hyundai family face with its signature hexagonal-shaped front grille and the jewel-like design of the headlamps, together with distinctive daytime running lights. These lights present an angular shape within a more softly-edged recess, adding a strong personality to the vehicle, as well as a sense of refinement and luxury.”
“Through the profile of the new generation i30, a strong character line runs over the front and rear wheelarches all the way to the tail lamps. A softer, lower character line rises up the car’s flank creating a play of light and shadow – a fundamental feature of fluidic sculpture,” Thomas Bürkle concluded.