The 2012 Hyundai i30 was built on the remarkable success of the original model, ensuring high-quality and refinement. The car is scheduled to have its world debut at the Franfurt Motor Show, in Germany, in September and the carmaker has already released the first photo of the new-generation i30. The i30 was launched in July 2007 and its sales in Europe increased every year, with 115,000 buyers in 2010 and a total sales of more than 350,000 units up to mid-2011. The new generation model beautifully displays the company's distinctive design DNA, representing a further evolution of the unique Hyundai form language, fluidic sculpture.
According to Thomas B?rkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre, the new-generation i30 was recognisable thanks to the Hyundai family face with its signature hexagonal-shaped front grille and the jewel-like design of the headlamps, along with special daytime running lights. The profile of the new i30 is enhanced by the strong character line running over the front and rear wheelarches all the way to the tail lamps. Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, added that they expected the new-generation i30 to appeal to young buyers who wanted a car that not only performed well, but looked great, too as it had been designed to take on the leading vehicles in the C-segment and join the all-new i40 as a quality benchmark for Hyundai.
The company's press conference will take place in Hall 6 at 12:00 (CET) on Tuesday 13th September 2011.
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