Hyundai has been testing the waters to gauge the market response about its Hyundai i30 premium hatchback. The new generation model is the higher version of the Hyundai i20 and a top-end successor. It was recently spotted testing on the roads of Chennai.
The new Hyundai i30 features 17” double spoke alloy wheels, heated and ventilated seats, LED headlights with DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, TFT instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, electrically adjustable driver seat, reverse parking camera, start/stop button and wireless phone charging.
The Hyundai i30 will be costlier than the Hyundai Verna, however, chances of an India launch in the near future is unlikely.
By any chance if Hyundai launches the i30 hatchback in India, it will house a diesel as well as a petrol power plant which will be a 1.4-litre motor with a capacity of 118 bhp of max power and 157 Nm of peak torque and the diesel engine can churn 134 bhp of power and 157 Nm of max torque. Both the engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel efficiency, the diesel motor can offer 22 km per litre and the petrol engine can give a mileage of 17 km per litre.
The Hyundai i30 premium hatchback will be known for its powerful motor, roomy interior and stylish appearance. It will rival the Ford Focus, Honda Civic hatchback, Renault Megane, Toyota Auris, Toyota Corolla hatchback and the VW Golf. So far these vehicles are not yet offered in India. The all-new Hyundai i30 will mark the arrival of a new segment in the automotive industry.