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.