Hyundai i30 In the US Market – Is It Available in 2017?
A lot of our time is spent answering questions that regular readers of the site send to us, but when it comes to the Hyundai i30, there are two questions in particular that we get asked all the time.
- Is Hyundai i30 available in USA?
- When will be the Hyundai i30 launched in the US?
We will answer both of those questions in this piece, but before we do, let’s start by talking about the i30, as we are sure some of you may not be too familiar with it.
The i30 is a 5-door hatchback model that was made exclusively for European consumers.
It is manufactured at a massive Hyundai facility in Europe, where the carmaker also produces the Tucson crossover, and a small MPV known as the ix20.
Hyundai i30 in US-market
Hyundai initially created the i30 for sale in Europe, but the success of the model led to it being a mainstay in the Korean market, and then being made available in the US.
All of this brings us to our first answer, which is yes, the i30 can be purchased in the US.
If you go into a hyundai showroom asking for it by name, though, you will be directed to the Elantra GT, which is the US-spec model of the i30.
The reason for binging the i30 to the US market was quite simple, and it was that Hyundai wanted more of a presence in the compact car segment.
While some consumers prefer the sedan, there are those who want something a little more practical, which is exactly what you get with the 5-door Elantra GT.
This means that if you want more information on the Hyundai i30 in USA, you will need to actively seek out info on the Elantra GT, as that is the model that you are going to find in North American showrooms.
Chances are you are going to like what you see, as the latest version has been fully redesigned.
The vehicle is now in its third generation, and it comes with a whole new look inside and out, as well as a great selection of efficient engines.
There is a little bit pf power to be found in one of the engine choices, too, as you have the option if a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 201-hp when mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
If you have looked at dome of our older posts and like what you have seen with the i30, then you’ll be delighted to know that it does indeed have a US version.
The Elantra GT is a great looking vehicle that is both practical and sporty, and which comes with all the latest technology on board.
Throw in great fuel economy figures and you can clearly see that you are onto a winner.