Hyundai i30 3dr
Shortly after Kia announced the all-new Pro_cee’d, Hyundai revealed the first images of its next generation i30 3dr sports hatchback.
Central to the appeal of the three-door is its distinctive, sporty styling. Incorporating Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language, the new model’s sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it with a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling.
A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai’s hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a newly-profiled lower bumper.
At the rear, the remodelled lower bumper area includes new horizontal, sculpted fog lamps that contrast with the upright units of the five-door. These lights and a new black insert at the bottom of the bumper create the impression of a wider, sportier rear design. Exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation.
Like all European built Hyundai models, the new i30 3dr will come with 5 Year Triple Care, comprising a five-year unlimited warranty, five years’ roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.
The new i30 3dr is expected to go on sale in the UK towards the end of 2012.