Hyundai i30 2017-2018 – the third generation of Korean hatchback


The official premiere of the 3rd generation hatchback Hyundai i30 is scheduled for October 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. While known is only preliminary information on what will be the new i30.

Body of the hatchback has become a little bigger than the previous generation, has become more sporty and modern. European Hyundai designers have worked on the creation of its design.

Updated i30 received a modified grille and head optics. The design is made in the new corporate style of the Korean brand. The radiator grille became larger and has a trapezoidal shape, as well as chrome bezels.

Headlamps have the original complex shape with strips of LED daytime running lights. The shape of the front bumper is also changed.

At the rear part of the body, the shape of lamps and luggage compartment lid is modified. It has the original bend and the top is decorated with a compact sporty spoiler.

Cabin of the city hatchback has become more modern and technologically advanced. It has conveniently located buttons and controls, and informative dashboard. The car is equipped with a multimedia system with touch screen with diagonal of 5 or 8 inches and a various set of functions depending on the package. For the convenience of the driver, audio control buttons are located on the steering wheel.

Seats for driver and front passenger have a comfortable shape, lateral and lumbar support. In the second row passenger has more space than in pre-restyling version, due to the increase of body size.


The car will be available for customers in several different packages. There’s a choice between different versions of gasoline and diesel engines, and a rich list of basic and additional equipment. In various modifications, the new Hyundai i30 is equipped with options such as:

  • head unit with a touch screen, navigation, synchronization with a smartphone, Internet access, etc;
  • separate climate control;
  • electric windows and mirrors;
  • heated front seats;
  • fabric or leather upholstery.

Trim can be performed in a variety of colors: black, gray and blue. For hatchback is available 12 body color options, including conventional enamel, metallic and pearlescent paint.

The basis of the updated i30 is the same platform as that of the second-generation hatchback. In the production of a new generation of vehicle were used lighter and stronger materials, allowing the body to make it much stronger without significantly increasing its weight.

There are three petrol and three diesel engines available for the updated i30. Gasoline engines:

  • Aspirated 4-cylinder, 1.4 liter (100 hp);
  • Turbocharged 3-cylinder, 1.0 liter (120 hp);
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder, 1.40 liter (140 hp).

Diesel turbocharged engines have a capacity of 1.6 liters and power of 95, 110 and 133 hp.

The car has a fully independent suspension system – with front struts McPherson, rear with multilever mechanism. Brakes of all wheels are disc with electronic braking security systems.

The new i30 is equipped with a range of modern driver assistance systems, such as help with hill start, warning of heavy braking, power steering with variable settings and others.


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