In 2017, you’ll be able to meet the new Hyundai i30 in the flesh. Soon it will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, but it was recently unveiled at Hyundai’s European headquarters. So we’ve had a sneak glimpse into what the future holds for this dynamic family hatch.
It joins the market for ‘everyone’ with rivals such as the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf. From families, to professionals and first-timers on the road, all drivers will find something they’ve been looking for in the new i30, whether that’s easy ownership or luxury. It ticks all the boxes in terms of style, size, performance and economy – so here’s a run through of just some of its credentials.
Let’s start with style. Hyundai has taken particular care and attention to crafting an executive-looking supermini that drivers will be proud to turn up to work in. Its looks are definitely in-keeping with the rest of the market and follow the current fashion. You’ll find it has a wide grille, sweeping contours and the swept-back, angular headlights that we all like to see in fresh models. It’s more versatile, too, with Hyundai suggesting through a few images that it will be available as a coupé, estate and crossover, as well as the classic hatchback. Plus, it has a bigger boot that tops the Volkswagen Golf’s. This new model lives up to Hyundai’s promise of bringing driving comforts to a wide audience.
Every driver will be able to choose a Hyundai that matches their driving style thanks to a range of petrol and diesel units with multiple power outputs. For a smooth drive on long commutes, there’s a newly developed seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that delivers almost inaudible gear changes and helps you reach those faster speeds. Its extra gear makes it more fuel-efficient as well.