Hyundai Motor started production of the all-new i30 hatchback at their Nošovice plant in Czech Republic.
The new generation of the i30 has been designed, developed and now manufactured in Europe, with the first cars set to become available at dealerships across the region from this January.
Hyundai’s factory in Czech Republic also produces models like the Tucson, the ix20 and the last i30, with the facilities having recently expanded their annual production capacity to 350,000 cars.
Thanks to the plant’s highest standard of quality, Hyundai Europe is able to provide their industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage warranty to their models. “With the New Generation i30 we aim to continue the success of the previous two generations, of which more than 800,000 have been sold in Europe since 2008”, said Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe.
The all-new i30 aims to become one of the top models in its segment, challenging traditional best-sellers like the VW Golf. The new generation will also gain more derivatives, including a crossover and a proper hot-hatch version.
Three petrol and three diesel engines will be available with the new Hyundai i30. YThe petrol range kicks off with a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre petrol with 100PS (99hp) & 134Nm (99lb-ft) of torque, followed by a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol with 120PS (118hp) and 170Nm (125lb-ft) of torque, while the range-topping petrol version is powered by the brand’s new turbocharged 1.4-litre T-GDI with 140PS (138hp) and 242Nm (178lb-ft) of torque.
Hyundai will offer the i30 with a 1.6-litre diesel in three available power versions: 95PS (94hp) & 280Nm (207lb-ft) of torque, 110PS (108hp) & 280Nm (207lb-ft) of torque and 136PS (134hp) with up to 300Nm (221lb-ft) of torque. The new 1.4-litre T-GDI and the two most powerful diesel versions will be also offered with an optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.