Following the first renderings, Hyundai released the very first real photos and details of the all-new i30 ahead of the car’s debut at IAA.
As the car that jump started Hyundai’s ultra-successful lineup of European-like models, the expectations are high from the i30. And at least in terms of design it doesn’t disappoint. The dull face of the old model has been replaced with a sporty one, featuring a cool new grille, and headlights that resemble to that of other recent models.
The car of course is designed based on Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture form language, and takes cues from the i40 and the veloster.
Even better than the exterior is the interior design. The old i30 had a magnificent interior with superb quality. This one seems to be twice as good. With a more modern design, and materials that even in the pictures show great quality, the i30 has one of the best cabins in this segment.
And as always, it’s very well-equipped.Just a quick look at the picture below shows you the car has above average features, items like electronic handbrake, climate control, DVD/sat nav and so on.
2012 Hyundai i30 will be available with a 1.4 or a 1.6 diesel with 90 and 130 hp respectively, and a 1.6 petrol with 140 hp. It no longer offers a 2.0 liter then, at least in Europe, but you still have the choice of wither a manual or an automatic transmission, which has sic speeds in it.