Hyundai announced launch of a new three-door version of its successful i30 hatchback at the 2012 Paris Motor show. This car seems to be an answer to the new Kia Pro Ceed, but it isn’t. Underneath both these cars are basically the same. Hyundai is just expanding a successful model by adding a estate and a coupe version to its lineup.
The 3-door Hyundai i30 looks pretty good, which is not saying much because this generation of the i30 is a good-looking car and removing the rear doors only adds up to its beauty. This car was designed in Europe, for Europe. Which is why its has sophisticated details such as black-finished mesh insert, a revised lower front bumper, sport light clusters and new LED lights.The car also gets exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels.
Despite being a sporty hatchback, Hyundai says this 3-door i30 offers the same level of refinement and usability as the five-door version. This too comes with a choice of four engines, including the brilliant ‘U-II’ 1.6-litre diesel engine,with128PS and only 97g/km of CO2.
That is of course brilliant for the five-door version which is a family car. This cool-looking three-door version is definitely better with a potent 2.0 liter petrol engine. Complete details and specifications of the 3-door Hyundai i30 will be released at the Paris Motor Show Thursday 27 September.