NEW GENERATION i30 THREE-DOOR TO DEBUT AT 2012 PARIS MOTOR SHOW
• Third member of New Generation i30 family to broaden range's appeal
• Dynamic styling incorporates new front, side and rear design features
• Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, for Europe
High Wycombe, 14 September 2012 Ahead of its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the New Generation i30 three-door has today been revealed. The third member of the New Generation i30 family, the three-door joins the five-door hatchback and the Tourer to extend the broad appeal of Hyundai's 'made for Europe' C-§egmènt range to an even wider audience.
Central to the appeal of the three-door is its distinctive, sporty styling. Incorporating Hyundai's 'fluidic sculpture' form language, the new model's sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it wîth a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling.
A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai's hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a newly-profiled lower bumper.
At the rear, the remodelled lower bumper area includes new horizontal, sculpted fog lamps that contrast wîth the upright units of the five-door. These lights and a new black insert at the bottom of the bumper create the impression of a wider, sportier rear design. Exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: The New Generation i30 three-door has been conceived solely for Europe, and will strengthen Hyundai's presence further in the §egmènt where we have seen our greatest success since 2007. Just as important, its sporty looks offering a fresh interpretation of fluidic sculpture will generate greater brand awareness and enhance consumer perceptions of Hyundai in Europe.
New Generation i30 three-door retains the positive characteristics of the five-door, providing high standards of quality, equipment and comfort. Drivers will experience Europe-tuned ride and handling, and can alter the settings of the FLEX STEER system to change §teering assistance depending on their preference and prevailing conditions.
The New Generation i30 is offered wîth a choice of four engines and five power outputs, together wîth six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The highlight of the powertrain range is the 'Ú-II' 1.6-litre diesel engine, generating 128PS yet emitting only 97g/km of CO2. Together, these figures deliver the best power-to-efficiency ratio in the §egmènt.
The New Generation i30 provides the best evidence yet of Hyundai's commitment to producing cars in Europe, for Europe combining the design and engineering expertise of the team at Hyundai's European R&D Centre in Germany wîth the proven manufacturing excellence of the company's Czech factory.
Buyers of the New Generation i30 will benefit from 5 Year Triple Care, comprising a five-year unlimited warranty, five years' roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.
The New Generation i30 three-door will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show during the company's press conference at 17:00 (CET) on Thursday 27 September 2012, on the Hyundai booth.Source - Hyundai
NEW GENERATION I30 TOURER AWARDED MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR EURO NCAP RATING
• New Generation i30 Tourer attains highest European safety rating • Score of 90% in both 'child occupant' and 'adult occupant' tests
High Wycombe, 18 October 2012 - The Hyundai New Generation i30 Tourer has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. These latest results give the Tourer the same safety rating as the five-door model - itself one of the safest cars in class.
In tests carried out by Hyundai, overseen and approved by Euro NCAP, the New Generation i30 Tourer received a class-leading 90% in the 'child occupant' category – in both '18-month-old' and '3-year-old' – tests. In the 'adult occupant' category, it scored 90% and was praised for the good protection afforded by the front head restraints against whiplash in the event of a rear-end impact.
New Generation i30 Tourer scored well in the 'pedestrian' test, maintaining maximum points for the protection to pedestrian's legs provided by the bumper. Electronic stability program, as well as a front and rear seatbelt reminder system, contributed to the car's score of 86% in the 'safety assist' category.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, 'The five-star rating shows our commitment to developing cars specifically for Europe and providing the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. Our strategy of making cars 'in Europe, for Europe' continues to prove successful, attracting new consumers to Hyundai's design, quality, safety and value.'
The New Generation i30 Tourer is the latest Hyundai model to achieve the maximum five-star score in Euro NCAP's rigorous assessment programme, following the original i30, i20, ix35, ix20, i40, Veloster and New Generation i30 five-door hatchback.
Every New Generation i30 on sale in Europe comes wîth Hyundai Five Year Triple Care. This award-winning customer assurance package includes a five-year warranty wîth no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
About Hyundai Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, which has ranked as the world's fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 4.1 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 186 countries through some 5,300 dealerships and showrooms. Hyundai Motor ÚK Ltd has been named Best Car Manufacturer 2011 by Which? magazine and Car Franchise of the Year by Motor Trader in 2010 and 2011. All passenger cars now come wîth Hyundai's -leading 5 year Triple Care package.Source - Hyundai
NEW GENERATION i30 GETS THE PREMIUM TOUCH
• Hyundai adds new Premium trim level to New Generation i30 range • Hatchback and Tourer will both feature new range-topping trim • Premium brings additional specification to i30 range, including new 17-inch wheel design • Three new stand-out colours added to the range • Prices start from £19,995 OTR for Premium 5dr Hatchback
Hyundai has added a new range-topping Premium trim to the existing New Generation i30 line-up. Available on both the Hatchback and Tourer models, the Premium trim boasts a number of new standard features offering customers the complete package while still representing excellent value for money.
Premium trim now includes all the equipment contained previously within the Convenience and Individual packs as standard along wîth several additional features.
Starting on the outside, the Premium models will benefit from a new 17-inch alloy wheel design, chrome door handles wîth illumination and automatically folding door mirrors, which also incorporate puddle lamps.
Moving inside, the Premium features a number of additional standard features over Style Nav such as leather upholstery, automatically dimming rear view mirror, electric driver's seat wîth lumbar support, heated front seats, keyless entry wîth engine start/stop button plus supervision cluster wîth LCD colour display. A height adjustable passenger seat is also now available.
Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor ÚK President and CEO, said: 'The New Generation i30 has proven to be extremely popular wîth both fleet and retail customers since its launch in March this year. We have seen many customers choosing higher specification models and adding optional extras on top of that for additional comfort and convenience.
'The new Premium trim offers exceptional value for money as customers get all the benefits of the option packs, and more, as standard equipment for a relatively nominal increase in overall price.'
The Premium will be available wîth two engine options including a 120PS 1.6-litre petrol wîth manual transmission on the hatchback and a 1.6-litre CRDi 128PS diesel on both Hatchback and Tourer wîth a choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox.
The Convenience and Individual packs, costing £750 and £1,000 respectively on Style and Style Nav models, will no longer be available. A tilt and slide Panoramic sunroof is available as an optional extra for £950 on Premium models only.
Further changes to the range include the addition of the 1.6-litre CRDi 128PS diesel in conjunction wîth automatic transmission on Style and Style Nav models for Hatchback and Tourer, replacing the existing 110PS automatic. The 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive models will now only be available on Classic and Active trim wîth the higher-powered 1.6 CRDi 128PS variant reserved as the sole diesel option on the top three trims only.
Across the i30 range, Hyundai has extended the colour palette to include three new eye-catching colours namely: Cool Red (solid), Ice Blue (metallic) and Blueberry Blue (metallic). These colours complement the existing six-colour palette, which is Creamy White (solid) plus metallic finishes including, Aqua Blue, Sleek Silver and Steel Grey and pearl finishes including Cashmere and Phantom Black. Metallic and pearl finishes cost £445.Source - Hyundai