Showing posts in the category of Hyundai i30

Hyundai Debuts New 1.0L and 1.4L Turbo Petrols, 7-Speed Dual Clutch Gearbox in Paris


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Hyundai has announced two new downsized turbocharged petrol engines and its first ever seven-speed dual-clutch transmission at the Paris Auto Show.

Hyundai's Sporty i30 "GT" Spied; Gets 1.6-liter Turbo


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The upcoming facelift for the Hyundai i30 hatch will include the addition of a sportier version with a 1.6-liter turbo engine, a prototype of which our spies captured undisguised in Germany.

2015 Hyundai i30 with a New Face Scooped While Being Towed


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We're guessing something went wrong with Hyundai's testing of the updated i30 compact hatch that was spied here in Germany while it was being towed by an i40 Estate, which is also due for a facelift next year.

Hyundai Scooped Testing Facelifted i30 Hatch as Well


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It's all in the family for Hyundai, which is currently working on three mid-cycle facelifts, including the D-segment i40 that we showed you on Monday, the Veloster coupe, and the C-segment i30 series pictured in these fresh spy shots.

Hyundai Banks on Fifa World Cup Popularity with New Go! Editions of i30 and ix35


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What do the new Hyundai i30 compact hatch and ix35 compact SUV "Go!" Editions have to do with the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil later this summer? Well, besides being tied to the games through Hyundai's press release and marketing campaign, nothing else.

European Car of the Year Short List with the 8 Finalists Revealed, Think You Can Pick the Winner?


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After announcing the 34 nominees (38 if you include re-badged models like the Seat Toledo and Subaru BRZ) in late September, the organizing committee of the European edition of the Car of the Year award has now released the short list with the 8 finalists.

Normally, the short list includes 7 models, but due to the fact that two cars tied in the same position during the voting process, the committee increased the number of finalists to eight, just as it did in the 2007 edition of the award.

Hyundai Confirms UK Pricing for New i30 3-Door Hatchback


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The new generation of the Hyundai i30 3-door hatchback, which made its world premiere in September at the Paris Motor Show will go on sale in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2013 with prices starting from £13,995 OTR.

Hyundai UK Expands i30 Hatchback and Tourer Lineups with New Range Topping Premium Trim


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The arrival of autumn has brought with it a new range topping Premium trim grade and three new exterior colors for the UK market Hyundai i30 hatchback and Tourer (estate / station wagon) models.

The Premium trim incorporates all the equipment contained previously within the optional Convenience and Individual packages (both of which have now been discarded) as standard along with several additional features on top of that for what Hyundai describes as a "relatively nominal increase in overall price".

Parisian Poll: Which is the Better Looker, the Hyundai i30 3D or the Kia Pro_Cee'd?


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South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia aren't leaving a lot of breathing space for Europe's troubled mainstream car manufactures, as they are relentlessly assaulting every popular category with new models.

At the 2012 edition of the Paris Motor Show, the Korean partners each introduced a three-door version of their respective C-segment compact hatchbacks.

The two models are the Hyundai i30 3d (the five-door version of which is sold as the Elantra GT in North America) and the Kia Pro_Cee'd, both of which offer a more aggressive design than their five-door counterparts.

Hyundai Presents Thee-Door Hatchback Version of New i30 (Elantra GT)


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Following in the footsteps of sister company Kia and its Pro_cee'd, Hyundai has also introduced a three-door variant of its own compact hatchback model, the i30, which is marketed in North America as the Elantra GT.

Hyundai points out that the i30 three-door was "designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, for Europe", which means don't expect this body style to be added to the range of the Elantra GT.

New Hyundai i30 Tourer Arrives in the UK in July Starting from £16,195


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The estate version of the new Hyundai i30 compact model will go on sale in the UK on the 23rd of July with on-the-road prices starting from £16,195 for the entry-level 1.6-liter Classic and rising to £21,900 for the 1.6-liter CRDi Auto Style Nav.

The i30 Tourer is 185mm longer than its hatchback sibling and offers 150 litres of additional luggage space with the seats up and 326 litres with the seats down for a total capacity of 528 litres and 1,642 litres respectively.

New BMW 3-Series, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5 and Peugeot 208 Shine in Euro NCAP Crash Tests


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The new BMW 3-Series sedan, Hyundai i30 compact hatchback, Mazda CX-5 crossover and Peugeot 208 supermini are the latest cars to be evaluated by Euro NCAP, the organization charged with crash-testing Europe's vehicles.

All four models achieved a maximum five-star rating with Euro NCAP officials pointing out that carmakers have made significant improvements in the area of pedestrian protection.

Hyundai gets into Some Monkey Business to Test the Quality of the New i30 Hatchback


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While there are surely many ways to test the build quality of a car, you will have to admit that Hyundai's decision to let loose a horde of more than 40 playful monkeys on a new i30 hatchback, known as the 2013 Elantra GT in North America, has the added benefit of drawing a lot of attention from consumers.

In the first endurance test of the sort in Britain, Hyundai brought a silver i30 at the Knowsley Safari Park, which is home to several dozen baboons that are renowned for their love of destroying visitors’ cars, such as Wayne Rooney’s vehicle when he visited the Merseyside attraction last year.

Together with the park officials, Hyundai's people sat and watched more than 40 baboons having their way with the i30 hatch for 10 hours.

Hyundai Defies European Economic Crisis, Records Best Ever First Quarter Sales


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Whereas many carmakers are seeing their sales shrink in Europe due to the financial crisis, Hyundai managed to register a record number of new cars between January and March 2012 with 114,571 units. This represents an increase of 12.5 percent over the same period 12 months ago.

In contrast, the overall European new car market declined by 7.3 percent in the first quarter of the year. The Korean automaker now holds a 3.3 percent share of the market.

Hyundai Employs Hypnotist to Make Viewers Love the New i30 Hatch


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Over the years, we've seen automakers and their sales people using all kind of tactics and gimmicks to sell us their products, but we can't say we remember hypnosis being one of them.

Truth to be told, Hyundai is trying out hypnosis to create some internet buzz around its new i30 hatchback (to be sold as the Elantra GT in North America) rather than to actually directly sell its cars to European buyers, and from what we can tell, it's succeeding in its mission.

Hyundai gets Practical with New i30 Station Wagon that Makes its World Premiere in Geneva


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This is the new generation of the Hyundai i30 Wagon and it was revealed at this week's 82nd Geneva International Motor Show.

It's a C-segment model that competes against the Ford Focus Estate and it is based on the five-door hatchback version of the i30 series, which will be sold as the Elantra GT in North America. The previous generation of the i30 Wagon continues to be marketed under the Elantra Touring nameplate in the States.

The wagon is 30mm taller and 185mm longer than the hatchback, which translates into more space for passengers and their luggage despite the fact that the wheelbase remains the same as the five-door model, at 2.650 mm.

All-New Hyundai i30 Wagon Unveiled Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show


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Set to make its first public outing at next month's 2012 Geneva Auto Salon is the new Hyundai i30 Wagon, which is the second addition to the Korean automaker's C-segment model after the new generation five-door hatchback that was presented at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Before we get into more details, allow us to remind you that in North America, the i30 hatchback will be sold as the Elantra GT, while the previous generation i30 Wagon is marketed under the Elantra Touring nameplate.

Hyundai Mulling Performance Versions of i30 Hatch and i40 Sedan


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Hyundai is contemplating the development of performance variants of its new i30 hatchback (called Elantra GT in the States) and the i40 sedan.

At least that’s what Hyundai Europe Chief Operating Officer Allan Rushforth said during the launch of the all-new i30 when asked if there are any plans for hotter versions.

“A Hyundai GTi? That’s not just a C-segment question, but a D-segment one as well”, he replied, referring to the i30 and i40 respectively, according to Autocar magazine. “We have talked about such cars and are considering versions not only with more performance, but dynamic improvements to ride and handling, too”, he elaborated.

Hyundai i30 Gains the Elantra GT Moniker for North America [28 Photos]


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The compact hatchback that we came to know as the Hyundai i30 in Europe, Australia and other parts of the world was introduced in North America on Wednesday as the all-new 2013 Elantra GT.

Set to make its world premiere later today at the Chicago Auto Show, the GT expands the range of the Elantra offering Hyundai a direct rival to the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Subaru Impreza and Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks.

New Hyundai i30 Hatchback Priced from £14,495 in Britain


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The C-segment compact hatch that left Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn hugely impressed during its presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, the all-new Hyundai i30, is getting ready for its UK launch.

Today, the South Korean automaker released full pricing and specification for the second-generation i30 that will arrive in UK dealerships on March 12.

On-the-road prices start at £14,495 for the entry level Classic model with a 100PS (99hp) petrol engine and top out at £20,795 for the Style Nav edition with the 110PS (108hp) diesel unit and an automatic transmission.