Three petrol and three diesel engines will be available.
After making its public debut in Paris earlier this year, the new generation Hyundai i30 is entering its production phase. Designed and developed in Europe, the car will be available for European customers from January 2017 onwards.
“The new generation i30 is the most important car for the Hyundai brand in Europe” Thomas Schmid, chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented.
“It is the result of continuous investment in our European infrastructure. Designed and developed at our European R&D center in Germany and manufactured at our plant in Nosovice, it will meet the requirements of our customers in Europe. With the New Generation i30 we aim to continue the success of the previous two generations, of which more than 800,000 have been sold in Europe since 2008.”
The vehicle will be assembled at Hyundai’s plant in Nosovice, the Czech Republic, a factory opened in 2008 for the production of the first generation i30. On a single production line, the manufacturer is also assembling the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai ix20.
The South Korean company admits design is the number one reason for European customers to opt for Hyundai, and that’s why the new i30 has been designed on the Old continent. It “further evolves Hyundai’s design language with precise lines, refined rich surfaces and a sculpted body” to create “a timeless, confident look,” according to the brand.
A total of three petrol engines will be available for the model, including a new 1.4-liter turbo unit with 138 horsepower (103 kilowatts) and 179 pound-feet (242 Newton-meters) of torque. There’s also a naturally-aspirated version of the engine with 98 hp (73 kW), as well as a three-cylinder 1.0-liter motor with 118 hp (88 kW). On the diesel side, clients can opt for a 1.6-liter unit, offered in three power levels - 94 hp (70kW), 109 hp (81kW), and 134 hp (100 kW).
Gallery: 2017 Hyundai i30 production
- Today, Hyundai Motor started production of the New Generation Hyundai i30 at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in Nošovice, Czech Republic.
Designed, developed and manufactured in Europe, the New Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe. It will be available at dealerships across Europe from January 2017 onwards.
"The New Generation i30 is the most important car for the Hyundai brand in Europe. It is the result of continuous investment in our European infrastructure. Designed and developed at our European R&D centre in Germany and manufactured at our plant in Nošovice, it will meet the requirements of our customers in Europe. With the New Generation i30 we aim to continue the success of the previous two generations, of which more than 800,000 have been sold in Europe since 2008."Thomas A. Schmid Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech: High-quality production in the heart of Europe
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in Nošovice opened in 2008 and started production of the first generation i30 the same year. The factory produces the Hyundai Tucson, the Hyundai ix20 and the current version of the Hyundai i30 family. Thanks to a flexible production system, the models can be manufactured on a single production line. The plant recently expanded annual production capacity to 350,000 cars.
Production fulfils the highest standards of quality and to meet the expectations of European customers. Hyundai Motor employs 3,300 people at the plant in Nošovice, which also utilises 500 high-tech robots to produce 1,500 cars each day. 300 quality inspectors check the cars at each stage of production. And every single car that rolls off the production line is tested on the factory's own test track, thus enabling Hyundai Motor to provide its industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.
The New Generation Hyundai i30: A Car for Everyone
With design the number one reason for European customers to opt for Hyundai, the New Generation i30 further evolves Hyundai’s design language with precise lines, refined rich surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless, confident look. Its design features the newly developed Cascading front grille – the new signature for the Hyundai family.
In order to meet today’s customer expectations, the New Generation i30 democratises technology with state-of the art features. Active safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Driver Attention Alert and Blind Spot Detection are complemented by connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless charging.
The New Generation i30 also features a downsized and efficient powertrain line-up to enhance efficiency and responsiveness, including the all-new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.4 T-GDI with 140 PS and the new turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.0 T-GDI with 120 PS.