All-New Hyundai i30 Rendered As A ‘Sport’ Model

As was the case with the first-generation i30, Hyundai could be yet again tempted to sell a sportier-looking version of their all-new C-segment car.

The reason why this i30 Sport is exciting only from a visual perspective is that it only comes with a stylish body kit and absolutely no performance upgrade of any kind – that is, if history is to repeat itself.

Style-wise, this render by X-Tomi features a race car-like livery, the aforementioned body kit (bumpers & sills), black alloy wheels, a dark plastic surround for the grille and that’s pretty much it. It’s definitely not a dull-looking hatchback, though being “all bark and no bite” does have its downside, especially since Hyundai will be bringing out the i30 N with around 260 HP.

Then again, now we know there’s also an incoming 1.6-liter turbocharged model delivering 201 HP and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, that might attract even more customers if it came with this type of styling upgrade.

Think of it as a direct rival for the likes of the new Renault Megane GT, which has 202 HP and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of its own.

  • Shtekeris

    That just could be the most boring looking sports car at the moment.

  • europeon

    I like this.

    And I have to say I’m impressed, finally a good “render”.

  • Dennis James

    Lots of horsepower stickers 🙂

  • mike

    whats this?..the boy racer edition? looks very tacky and ugly indeed

  • Bash

    looks like a sharp Peugeot from distance…

  • dhoosee

    Hyundai, please send the N-model to the US. Label it as you would like: Elantra N, Elantra GTN, Elantra Sport… whatever! Just send us the 200+hp turbo motor with sport exhaust, and be sure that it has a manual trans option and a suspension like a Mini Cooper. Hot hatches here in the States are lacking….

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