Hyundai is reportedly toying with the idea of a hotted-up i30 hatchback, due in 2013.
If they were ever to make such a car, first they are going to launch the three-door i30 and then make a hot hatch version of that. The three-door i30 is already planned for late 2012.
Now, this might come as a bit of a surprise to those familiar with the old Hyundai i30. It was a very very good car, but it was quite dull. That’s why it was, and still is, hugely popular among the elderly. The new i30 however, with its aggressive new design, is clearly aimed at a younger audience. So it makes perfect sense for Hyundai to invest in a hot version.
In fact it will be brilliant. A sportier version of this car would look amazing, and as for the performance, well the word is it’s going to get the same 1.6 liter turbo with 200-hp Hyundai will put in the new Veloster turbo.