Hyundai i30

Hyundai unveiled the 2017 i30, a 5-door hatchback, ahead of its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. It comes with a refreshed exterior and interior as well as a new turbocharged gasoline engine.    

The Korean automaker describes the exterior of the i30 as “confident and expressive.” Up front, it is fitted with sweptback LED headlights, LED vertical daytime running lights, a large bumper, and the brand’s ‘Cascading’ grille. The said grille design is also integrated to the 2017 i10 which will debut alongside the i30 at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

Turning at the side, the i30 has a straight character line and a sloping roofline. The rear, on the other hand, has wraparound LED taillights, a prominent bumper, a black spoiler, and a shark fin antenna.

The interior of the i30 has a straightforward design with a horizontal layout. It has a new 3-spoke steering wheel, a 5-inch LCD touchscreen with integrated rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and My Music functionality. The i30 is also available with an 8-inch navigation touchscreen. In addition, the vehicle supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which enable users to connect their devices to control music, telephone, and navigation system. Of note, the i30 offers 395L of cargo space which can come in handy for carrying grocery items or travel bags.

Safety-wise, the i30 features Driver Attention Alert, a system which keeps an eye out for sudden lane changes. It warns the driver through sound and visual cues on the instrument cluster. Aside from this, the i30 also has Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detector, among others.

Under the hood, the i30 is powered by a choice of 3 gasoline engines. The first of which is the turbocharged 1.4L inline 4-cylinder that generates 138 hp and 242 Nm of torque. There’s also a naturally aspirated 1.4L gasoline engine which puts out 98 hp and 134 Nm. The third gasoline engine comes in a form of a turbocharged 1.0L inline 3-cylinder that delivers 118 hp and 170 Nm. 

Aside from the gasoline engines, the 2017 i30 can also be powered by a 1.6L diesel engine that produces 3 power outputs: 93 hp/280 Nm, 110 hp/280 Nm, and 136 hp/300 Nm. Transmission options include either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

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