Next Generation i30 takes the i30 Upmarket


Next Generation Hyundai i30 goes upmarket with more technology and European design and engineering

Hyundai has whipped the wraps off perhaps its most important new car, the Next Generation i30. Designed and developed at Hyundai’s Technical Centre in Germany and built at its production facility in the Czech Republic, the new i30 will feature technologies such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control along with driver drowsiness and Blind Spot Detection.

Entertainment functionality will included Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and some models will be fitted with wireless mobile charging.

The Next Generation i30 interior has taken on a far more upmarket look, with Hyundai utilising higher quality materials and adopting a design language that is reminiscent of that used in its perennial rival the Mazda3, as well as posher options such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

A choice of petrol and diesel engines will be available, mated to either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic.

The new Hyundai i30 is set to go on sale in early 2017, with Australian pricing, specifications to be announced closer to the local launch date.


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