2012 Hyundai i30 3-door review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 17 September 2012 , 13:09:53 byEmil

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Hyundai i30 3-door

This year at the Paris Motor Show, Hyundai presents for the first time the i30 three-door. The third generation model joins the five-door hatchback and the Tourer to extend the C-segment range. Its main characteristic refers to its sporty styling. Thanks to the longer front doors and the more angular glasshouse silhouette, the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling. The hexagonal grille of the Hyundai i30 is highlighted by a new black-finished mesh insert and central bar. It also includes sportier fog lamp clusters that feature round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. When it comes to the front end design, the specialists have provided a newly-profiled lower bumper. The lower bumper area was reshaped and it includes now sculpted fog lamps that contrast with the upright units of the five-door. We can all be impressed of their effect as the lights together with a new black insert at the bottom of the bumper create the impression of a wider rear design. To transfer the output to the road, Hyundai adds 16-inch alloy wheels, which also complete the exterior look.

In terms of equipment, quality and comfort, the Hyundai i30 keeps the positive characteristics of the five-door. When it comes to the engine, Hyundai offers a choice of four engines and five power outputs. To transfer the power to the wheels, they have provided 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The best engine is the 1.6-liter diesel capable of developing 128 PS. The CO2 emission level reaches 97 g/km.

Buyers will benefit from 5 Year Triple Care which includes a five-year unlimited warranty, road assistance for five years and also five years of vehicle health checks. To be more precise, the new Hyundai i30 will be revealed on the 27th of this month during a press conference.