All-new i30 Sedan makes world premiere in Hollywood.
Introducing the all-new i30 Sedan.
- Hyundai’s bestselling car globally returns to its sport sedan roots with an ambitious ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme.
- More than 13.8 million Elantra models have been sold since its introduction in 1990.
- New vehicle platform delivers a sporty four-door-coupe look with longer, lower and wider than ever proportions.
- World premier press conference takes place on 17 March, at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood, California and will be livestreamed around the world.
The all-new i30 Sedan showcases Hyundai’s latest ambitions, including a Sensuous Sportiness design identity, hybrid electric vehicle technology, and U.S. segment-first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity. The car also provides exciting driving dynamics and the most progressive in-car experience in its class. Production of the all-new i30 Sedan starts in the Spring in Ulsan, Korea.
i30 Sedan Hybrid
For the first time ever, a hybrid powertrain has been added to the i30 Sedan lineup. i30 Sedan Hybrid demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to expanding its eco-focused lineup of products. The new i30 Sedan Hybrid will feature a 1.6-litre GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. i30 Sedan Hybrid’s permanent-magnet electric motor delivers 32kW powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 1.32kWh of capacity positioned under the rear seats. The 1.6-litre GDI engine combined with the electric motor in i30 Sedan Hybrid delivers a total system output of 103kW and up to 264Nm torque.
This engine mates with Hyundai’s quick-shifting, six-speed, dual-clutch transmission - differentiating i30 Sedan Hybrid from its key competitors because of its more dynamic and engaging driving experience. The high-efficiency electric motor has an electric only driving mode that delivers instantaneous torque at low speeds, with available power-assist at higher vehicle speeds.
i30 Sedan models offer the 2.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine that also has a focus on fuel economy. This engine generates 109kW @ 6,200rpm and 179Nm of torque @ 4,500rpm. These models are projected to achieve a best-in-class EPA (U.S. market) combined fuel economy rating, an improvement over previous models, due in part to an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).
Intelligent Variable Transmission Mated to a 2.0L Engine
Hyundai’s IVT provides superior efficiency and simulates gear shifts like those in the automatic transmissions that customers are used to. This transmission performs continuous shifts by the modulating pressure of the transmission’s pulley, depending on driving conditions and driver inputs. It uses a wide-ratio pulley system, which provides a broader ratio of operation compared with its competitors. This allows for improved fuel economy at higher gear ratios and improved performance at lower ratios.
As opposed to a more common push belt, the IVT takes advantage of a chain-design belt that improves fuel efficiency by an additional 1.2 percent compared with conventional belt systems.
Hyundai’s new Shift Control Strategy used by the IVT improves linearity between driver inputs, vehicle behavior and acceleration. Shift response closely replicates automatic transmission step shifts.
Third-Generation Compact-Sized K3 Vehicle Platform
Hyundai’s third-generation vehicle platform also dramatically enhances the overall design, safety, efficiency, power and driving performance of the all-new i30 Sedan. The new i30 Sedan weighs less, has better fuel economy and is stronger compared to the previous generation, thanks to the new platform. This platform also allowed engineers to lower i30 Sedan’s centre of gravity for more agile handling. In the event of a collision, this platform improves safety because it uses a multi-load path structure.
- Improved proportions
- Improved stance by implementing a shorter front overhang
- Longer wheelbase
- Lower seating position by lowering seat height
- Lower center of gravity, increasing driving stability and makes the driver feel more connected to the car
- Multiple load paths for frontal crash performance
- Improved steering by moving gearbox position upward
- Improved suspension mounting structure for more responsive handling
- Front cowl point moved back and down for four-door-coupe appearance
- Developed to house internal combustion engines and hybrid powertrains
Wheel base measurement.
Ride and Handling
The all-new i30 Sedan has a suspension tune that feels taut yet comfortable and minimises unwanted body roll while maximising wheel impact absorption. i30 Sedan Hybrid models offer a fully independent multilink setup in the rear and standard 16-inch alloy wheels for even more fun when the going gets sporty. All in all, whether it is a spirited drive through a twisty canyon road or cruising with friends on the highway, the new i30 Sedan is ready.
The driving performance goal for the 202 i30 Sedan was to create a car that was exciting and fun to drive. Combining the new platform and modern powertrains allows the car to respond quickly to the driver’s inputs and provide a quiet, solid ride on the highway. The nimble driving dynamics match the bold exterior design.
Hyundai Interior Packaging Efficiency
i30 Sedan’s sleek design, combined with Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, has produced an interior that delivers outstanding comfort, functionality and practicality. A sleek roofline typically compromises headroom, but at 1031.2mm of front headroom and 947.4mm of rear headroom, the all-new i30 Sedan has more front headroom and the same amount of rear headroom as its predecessor. The longer wheelbase also provides a best-in-class (U.S. market) 965.2mm of rear legroom and the wider track width means improved shoulder room in the front and rear. Even in trunk room, the i30 Sedan shines. i30 Sedan 402 litres of boot space gives it an 8 percent advantage over the Corolla.