2017 Hyundai i30 Arrival Date, Engine Specs, Dimensions, Colors
We have seen teasers and spy shots, but now we can finally get to see the 2017 Hyundai i30 up close and personal.
The fully redesigned Hyundai i30 5-door hatchback has a modern design that is a little sleeker than the outgoing version, whilst also sporting a range of new engines.
The new model will be put on display at the Paris Motor Show before going on sale in Europe early next year.
2017 Hyundai i30 engine specs
This model will be the first in the Hyundai line-up to come equipped with the new 1.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out 138-hp and 179-lb.-ft. of torque.
Another engine option is the naturally aspirated 1.4-liter that delivers 98-hp and 99-lb.ft. of torque, or how about a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo that delivers 118-hp and 125-lb.ft. of torque?
There are also three differently tuned 1.6-liter diesel engines that deliver 94-hp, 109-hp, and 134-hp, respectively.
Depending on the choice of engine, you will have either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT to choose from.
Hyundai i30 design changes
There is a whole new look to the exterior of the new i30, starting with the cascading grille up front. Get used to that look, because Hyundai plan on using it on other vehicles in the line-up.
The grille is hexagonal in shape, is larger than before, and has a sleek chrome outline. The LED headlights have been swept back to give the impression of width, and you will also see a strong character line that connect the lights in front with those in the back.
On the inside, it’s fair to say that the interior design has gone a little more upscale in a number of ways, including technology, and safety assist systems.
The infotainment system looks as though it is floating in the dashboard, and you have your choice of a 5- or 8-inch screen, the latter of which comes with navigation. You can also add on a panoramic sunroof if you want to let the light in.
The platform that this great looking new vehicle rides on is 62 pounds lighter than the current model, with the majority of that weight cut by using Advanced High-Strength Steel in 53% of the chassis.
More i30 models on the way
When head designer Peter Schreyer showed off the new i30 in Frankfurt, he also took the time to show come slides that revealed drawings for some other models in the range.
No other details beyond those drawings was given. The only other model that has been confirmed at this time is the i30N, a high performance version of the i30 model.
It is possible that the N model was one of the drawings shown off in the slides, as one had a profile that was very similar to the proportions of the 5-door hatchback. That said, there is always the possibility that it might be a low-riding crossover that sits just below the Tucson in the Hyundai line-up.
The other two drawings shown are a little clearer. One certainly appears to be a wagon version of the Hyundai i30, while the other looks more like a 4-door sedan coupe.