2017 Hyundai i30 Teased Ahead Of September Launch (VIDEO)
The third-generation Hyundai i30 compact hatchback is still in the development and testing phase, but the Koreans have decided that it’s time to get started with a teaser campaign.
The upcoming Hyundai 5-door hatchback is currently being tested in Europe, and will feature a new front grille, as well as changes to the lights in front and back, both of which will feature LED elements.
This latest version appears to be a little more refined than the current model, and the longer rear doors indicate that it may also be a little larger.
That is sure to mean a more spacious cabin, with some extra legroom coming via a longer wheelbase.
This will allow Hyundai to deliver a legitimate hot hatch, with the power output coming in somewhere around 260-hp. There is a video available that shows that specific engine being put through its paces and hitting that horsepower mark in rather comfortable fashion, as well as getting 228-lb.-ft. of torque.
In discussing the i30 N, Albert Biermann, Head of Vehicle Test & High Performance Development for Hyundai, has promised a vehicle that will hit the 155 mph mark.
The lone transmission option will be a 6-speed manual, but it’s expected that an automatic will be available by 2018. There is also talk of an AWD variant, but no firm details on that as of yet.
2017 Hyundai i30 release date
The standard 2017 Hyundai i30 will be officially launched at the Paris Motor Show in October, but will be initially revealed on September 7.
Video: near future Hyundai i30
Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 5-door hatchback!