2013 Hyundai i30 3-door Hatchback
Hyundai will officially announced the new hatchback model 2013 Hyundai i30 3-door at 2012 Paris Auto Show. Ahead the show, the Korean manufacturer has released three photos and a little bit of specification detail for Hyundai i30 3-door model.
2013 Hyundai i30 3-door will be available in six engine line-up and will be paired with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. One of engine option is the ‘U-II’ 1,6-litre diesel generating 128 ps (about 126 hp) with only 97 g/km of CO2 emission. Together, these figures deliver the best power-to-efficiency ratio in the segment.
The all-new i30 3-door’s styling is influenced by the carmaker’s latest “fluidic sculpture” design language, he new model’s sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it with a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling.
A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai’s easily-recognisable hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a newly-profiled lower bumper.
At the rear, the remodelled lower bumper area includes new horizontal, sculpted fog lamps that contrast with the upright units of the five-door. These lights and a new black insert at the bottom of the bumper create the impression of a wider, sportier rear design.
Exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation. A new orange colourway for the interior trim, including orange colour stitching on the steering wheel, gear shift knob and door armrest, is available.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “The New Generation i30 three-door has been conceived solely for Europe, and will strengthen Hyundai’s presence further in the segment where we have seen our greatest success since 2007. Just as important, its sporty looks – offering a fresh interpretation of fluidic sculpture – will generate greater brand awareness and enhance consumer perceptions of Hyundai inEurope.”
Hyundai i30 three-door 2013 retains the positive characteristics of the five-door, providing high standards of quality, equipment and comfort. Drivers will experience Europe-tuned ride and handling, and can alter the settings of the FLEX STEER system to change steering assistance depending on their preference and prevailing conditions.
Full details of the 2013 Hyundai i30 3-door Hatchback will be released at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this week. This model will go on sale in Europe in the first half of 2013, pricing detail will be announced closer with its release date.