Hyundai reveals first details of new i30

Hyundai has revealed the preliminary details of its next generation i30.

The model is set to be premiered to the world on September 7, however, the South Korean manufacturer unveiled the first shadowy photographs of the car earlier this week.

Not many details have been released about the i30, but Hyundai has promised that it will offer an efficient and dynamic powertrain line-up, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity and excellent value for both European and global customers.

It will be designed, developed and tested in Europe.

Speaking about the new model, Peter Schreyer, president and chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Group, said:“The New Generation i30 is a car for everybody. From a design perspective, we haven’t just considered one customer; we have focused on a wide range of different people.

“This model showcases an evolution of Hyundai Motor’s design language with natural flowing lines, refined surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless appearance.

“We are also introducing our further developed grille: the Cascading grille.”

The i30 was introduced in 2007, and is currently in its second generation. It has been built in No?ovice, Czech Republic since production began, and so it is likely that this is where the new model will be manufactured.

It is currently available as a three- or five-door hatchback or a five-door estate. Its three petrol engines and two diesel engines can be coupled with either a manual or automatic transmission.

The new generation i30 will go on show at the Paris Motor Show, which will take place later in September.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

August 12, 2016

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