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).