2017 Hyundai i30 – latest pictures
Source : 2017 Hyundai i30 – latest pictures
Hyundai’s third-generation hatchback spotted – due to launch in two years that has a refreshed engine line-up in addition to a range-topping performance style
The third-generation Hyundai i30 hatchback has again been spotted testing ahead of going on sale in 2017. This particular latest mule was spotted cold weather testing inside the Swiss Alps, while previous prototypes have been carrying out performance tests at the Nürburgring – where Hyundai features a dedicated development centre.
While the facelifted i30 range was only revealed earlier This particular year at the Geneva motor show, an all-completely new third-generation type is actually already in development. While the camouflage of these early-stage mules cover up most of their styling features, we can see the completely new i30 will include a revised grille similar to that will used by the facelifted car in addition to the updated i40.
Key to the success of the next i30 will be a range-topping performance type, which will be the first road-going style to come coming from Hyundai’s N Performance sub-brand. that will style has already been spotted testing at the Nürburgring, in addition to will compete with the likes of Volkswagen’s Golf R when the idea goes on sale.
While the exact engine powering the hot i30 N is actually unknown, Hyundai officials have confirmed the idea will be a turbocharged unit, using technology derived coming from Hyundai’s i20-based WRC car, which is actually also built by the N Performance division. The Korean firm’s current rally car runs a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 296bhp.
Speaking at the recent Frankfurt motor show, Hyundai’s vice-president of marketing, Jochen Sengpiehl, said the firm was “adding the emotional characteristics of performance in addition to driving pleasure with Hyundai N”.
Further down the range, the recently launched i30 Turbo will continue to be powered by its current 183bhp 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ GDI petrol engine, while the rest of the i30’s petrol in addition to diesel engine range will be carried over with minor alterations.
A hybrid type of the next i30 – using technology garnered coming from Hyundai’s dedicated hybrid style coming in 2016 – can’t be ruled out. The dedicated hybrid, which has also been spotted testing, mates the i30’s 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor.
Clues to the look of the next i30’s Internal could come coming from a recent preview picture for the US-market Elantra, which sports a minimalist, buttonless design in addition to a redesigned centre console. The i30 hatch is actually sold as the Elantra GT inside the US.
Previous high-riding test mules have also prompted speculation that will Hyundai could be looking into launching a larger type of the i30 to take on the likes of Volkswagen’s Golf SV in Europe. The regular hatchback, meanwhile, will face tough competition coming from the likes of Ford’s Focus, the Seat Leon in addition to the Volkswagen Golf.
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