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New Hyundai I30 heading to Frankfurt Motor Show

By SYF77 on 14 Sep 2011

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These are the very first images of the next generation Hyundai i30. Set to make its official European debut at the at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the all new i30 hatchback features fresh new looks and power plants that hopes to rival the iconic Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megane in Europe. The exterior styling follows the Fluidic Sculpture design language of the larger Elantra and I45. It features a large hexagonal front grille, wrap-around headlamps, a bulging belt line and pronounced front wheel arches.

The interior design is also modelled after Hyundai's latest creations such as the Veloster ,featuring a pair of deep-set gauges and a prominent center console. Engineered at Hyundai’s European headquarters in Germany, the all-new Hyundai i30 hatchback will accommodate an array of diesel and gasoline engines. Initially, there will be two petrol and two diesel engines available but Hyundai is planning to introduce a hot hatch version with a 1.6L GDI turbo engine at a later date. This engine will generate over 200 bhp, according to rumours regarding the more potent version of the Veloster.

The all-new i30 hatchback is scheduled to go on sale in Europe during the first half of 2012. An Asian debut date is unknown at the moment.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Mecontle Sep 15 2011 12:49 AM
last time look like bmw hatch now is like ford focus
Nitetrain999 Sep 15 2011 04:29 PM
nope disagree that it looks like ford focus... Hyundai's gettin better with their design sense, perhaps already surpass the Japs.
Jamesc Oct 06 2011 12:46 PM
Nitetrain999 | Sep 15 2011 at 04:29 PM
"nope disagree that it looks like ford focus... Hyundai's gettin better with their design sense, perhaps already surpass the Japs."

Couldn't agree more! Honda has always been keeping a close eye on Hyundai and if I am not wrong, Hyundai now sells more cars than Honda.

VW is also looking very closely at Hyundai. So not only Jap but also Germans.

But the people I love most are those that swear by Japanese cars, especially the Thai build Japanese cars.

I can see them eating their words and one day buying a Korean car!

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