/2012 Hyundai i30 First Picture Revealed

2012 Hyundai i30 First Picture Revealed

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This official rendering Hyundai just released reveals the face of the all-new i30 hatchback.

The car that turned the game around for Hyundai when it was launched back in 2007, with its European-like quality and drive, is now getting a thorough makeover in terms of styling. And that, styling, to be honest was the only negative about the previous model.

It wasn’t ugly, but it wasn’t pretty either. This one, inspired by the new i40 (actually that hexagonal shaped front grille and headlights are the new face of all Hyundais), looks very nice. You could say it’s almost as good as a Ford Fiesta.

This C-segment hatchback will be making its world debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, so if anything it’s even more European and therefore brilliant.

Have no doubt, this is going to be one of the best C-segment cars to be launched next year. I owned a 2010 Hyundai i30 for a couple of months and it was a great, well, except for the styling! The new i30 seems to have addressed that.

Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer, Hyundai Motor Europe commented:  “When designing the new i30, we used strong, fluid lines to sculpt a car which looks athletic while exuding a sense of constant motion, even when stationary.  From the rendering, you can see how we managed to give the car a bold stance, transmitting a confident attitude through sporty characteristics and dynamic proportions.  In this way, the car is very close to the recently unveiled i40, and we want people to recognise the Hyundai design DNA on those two models.”

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