A Car for Everyone: The New Generation Hyundai i30
September 7, 2016 – The New Generation Hyundai i30 is the DNA car for Hyundai Motor representing the core of the brand. The New Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s answer to changing contemporary values and customer preferences toward technology driven solutions, individuality in style and flexibility.
- The New Generation i30 is the DNA car for Hyundai Motor
- Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe to offer customers highest value
- New coherent and timeless design featuring the newly developed Cascading front grille
- Downsized and efficient powertrain line-up including the all-new 1.4 T-GDI
- Connectivity and active safety features to meet today’s customer expectations
The New Generation i30 delivers great value to single people, families, young and old. It is a smart and rewarding choice for those seeking an appealing design, an efficient and dynamic ride and a comprehensive safety package.
“We have listened closely to customer needs, redefining our offer to create a car for everyone. The New Generation i30 is our DNA car in Europe: accessible, appealing in design with innovative technology and great to drive,” comments Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With up-to-date infotainment and connectivity features, we offer everything that digital natives and today’s customers expect.”
The New Generation i30 democratises technology with connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless charging to enhance smartphone operation and functionality while driving. Latest active safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Driver Attention Alert and Blind Spot Detection increase passenger comfort to enjoy the ride with the New Generation i30 even more.
With design being the No. 1 buying reason for Hyundai customers, the New Generation i30 further evolves Hyundai’s design language with precise and tensed lines, refined rich surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless and confident appearance.
“Our designers are driven by passion and enthusiasm bringing pride and joy to Hyundai owners. You see and feel this new spirit in the New Generation i30 – it is a proud statement,” explains Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group. “With the New Generation i30 we are introducing our newly developed front grille: we call it the Cascading Grille. It will become the new identity of Hyundai.”
The development engineers of Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Centre in Germany enhanced the driving dynamics of the New Generation i30 in a rigorous testing programme throughout Europe and on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. The highly rigid and light body with 53 % Advanced High Strength Steel delivers the base for good ride and handling characteristics and combined with a 10 % more direct steering and a newly developed chassis the driver can enjoy dynamic driving abilities without compromising high levels of comfort.
The powertrain line-up consists of downsized turbocharged engines to enhance efficiency and responsiveness. Customers can choose from 1.4 T-GDI, 1.6 T-GDI and 1.6 U2 e-VGT in Korea, while three petrol engines and one 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine with three outputs are offered in Europe. (Refer to product information for powertrain details)
A Family of Cars
The New Generation i30 is more than just one model. It will become a family of unique products united by a timeless and balanced design coherent for every body type. The family offers the right car for everyone - for the ones looking for elegance or the ones looking for exhilaration. The New Generation i30 family will feature the first high performance model under Hyundai Motor’s N brand going into production in 2017.
The European Success Story: Hyundai Motor’s DNA car for Europe
Designed in Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, produced in Nošovice, Czech Republic, and tested on the Nürburgring, the third generation i30 is built on the infrastructure that Hyundai Motor has developed over the last 25 years in Europe. It aims to continue the success of the two previous generations of i30 that have sold more than 800,000 cars in Europe since 2008.
“The New Generation i30 is the most important car for Hyundai in Europe, supporting our objective to become the number one Asian automotive brand,” says Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe. “With the New Generation i30 we want to continue our success story and achieve further organic growth in the years to come.”