Hyundai has released new details of the new i30 before its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new car will feature a new exterior design, advanced connectivity features and offer an electrified 48V mild hybrid option for increased fuel efficiency.
New, slimmer headlamps with optional Multifaceted Reflector LED technology and new V-shaped signature LED daytime driving lights complete the new front design.
At the rear, the new i30 five-door is also enhanced with a new bumper design for improved aerodynamic performance. LED rear combination lamps create a V-shape for a symmetrical effect between the front and the back.
The new i30 is now available with new, redesigned diamond-cut 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels that round off the side view of the new i30.
The dynamic, motorsport-inspired trim N Line trim has also undergone a comprehensive design update for i30 Hatchback and Fastback.
At the front, the new i30 N Line has a wider central grille and new headlamps.
Taking inspiration from the design of aeronautic jets, the lower central grille has increased in size and dominates the bumper area, expressing its strong stance and performance.
The side openings feature floating wings which improve aerodynamic performance.
A wide rear diffuser adds to the car’s sporty stance, while the repositioned fog lights focus the visual attention closer to the ground. New 17-inch or 18-inch wheel designs also feature on the the new i30 N Line.
A new 7.0-inch digital cluster and a new 10.25-inch navigation touchscreen will add to the driving experience of the Hyundai i30. The new infotainment system will offer full compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Starting in mid-2020, wireless phone mirroring will also be introduced, meaning customers do not require a cable to connect their phone. The new Hyundai i30 offers wireless phone charging.
International petrol options for the Hyundai i30 include a 1.0-litre turbocharged GDI petrol engine with 118bhp, which will be available with a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, in addition to the previously-available 6-speed manual transmission.
Also new is the option to pair this engine with 48V mild hybrid technology for better fuel efficiency, as well as with a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT).
The iMT is capable of decoupling the engine from the transmission after the driver releases the accelerator, allowing the car to save yet more fuel.
For those who prefer to drive automatic, the mild hybrid option is also available with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
At the top of the range is a new turbocharged 1.5-litre GDI engine with 158bhp, which comes with the mild hybrid technology as standard.
It is also available with a six-speed iMT or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
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