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New Hyundai i30 debuts ahead of the Paris Motor Show

New Hyundai i30 debuts ahead of the Paris Motor Show
Santosh Nair Santosh Nair Thursday 08 September 2016, 11:08 AM

Hyundai’s new i30 was unveiled at Frankfurt, well in advance of the official reveal at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

While the new i30 is longer and wider than the earlier model, it sits slightly lower in comparison. Cabin proportions are expected to be similar to the outgoing version considering the wheelbase remains exactly the same. The 395-litre boot swells to 1,301litres when the rear seats are folded.

Hyundai’s new i30 now uses a centrally placed touchscreen display which houses an infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation abilities with TomTom live updates. Another unique feature that finds its way to the new model is the induction charging mat for smartphones.

With the option of three petrol motors, these include a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine that makes 99bhp and 134Nm, and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo motor that produces 118bhp and 171Nm. Both engines will use only a six-speed manual gearbox. Also on offer is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that makes 138bhp and 242Nm, and will be offered with Hyundai’s new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, or a six-speed manual gearbox.

All the diesel versions will be equipped with the 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel motor, but will be available in three states of tune. There will be one version that makes 94bhp and 280Nm, and another that produces 109bhp and 280Nm. Both motors will use only a six-speed manual gearbox. The top of the range diesel version will sport 134bhp and 280Nm (manual gearbox), or 300Nm (seven-speed DCT dual-clutch).

Hyundai’s new i30 includes safety features like autonomous emergency braking and a driver fatigue monitor, lane keep assist, rear-cross traffic alert (while reversing),radar-assisted cruise control,and blind spot monitoring. In the international market, the new i30 will compete with the latest generation Ford Focus and VW’s Golf.

Hyundai India showcased the i30 hatchback at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year, but is yet to release any plans to launch this car in India.

 

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