Hyundai is continuing testing procedures for the facelifted i30 as another prototype was caught on camera by our spy photographers in Europe.
The five-door compact hatchback was spotted testing alongside the larger i40 wagon which will also receive a makeover in the months to come. The i30 had camouflage only on the front fascia but in the last batch of spy photos we saw a significantly more extensive body disguise so at this moment it is unclear how many cosmetic tweaks will be implemented.
Chances are Hyundai will offer the facelifted i30 with a newly developed 4-cylinder 1,248 cc T-GDi Kappa turbocharged gasoline engine. Its output is not known at this moment but it's probably somewhere in the region of 120-130 PS since Hyundai said it will offer just about the same performances as the current 135 PS 1.6-liter but with a considerable lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of only 110 g/km as a result of making the switch to turbocharging.
The 2015 Hyundai i30 facelift will likely be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show next year and will be followed several months later by its sister model, the Kia cee'd.