Hyundai Starts Production of The All-New 2017 i30 In Europe [w/Video]

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.

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  • Matthijs

    Hyundai seems to go back in time. Looks just as boring as the first generation Kia Cee’d. Hyundai was recognizable with their ‘fluidic sculpture’ design, now they just look as German as Kia’s. And I just can not stand that grille!

    • Matt

      If you can’t beat ’em… join ’em. Seems to be Hyundai’s motto.

  • klowik

    The shape of the grille is a bit weird, considering this is led by a German designer. Not sure if this is intentional to tone it down.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Audi would be proud.

  • Pauly

    The front looks good. The side profile and rear are not to my tastes at all. Something looks out of proportion but I can’t put my finger on it.

    The Mazda 3 is still the best looking affordable car in that segment.

    Maybe the next generation Kia Cerato will look better?

    • Matt

      I think the Mazda 3’s design has been overrated. It’s probably the best looking of the Japanese hatches, but it still comes across quite bland.

      • Althea Later

        The Mazda 3 could be so much nicer with more stylish tail-lamps, if they did something about that cheap chrome edging under the windows that stops in the middle of nowhere, and if they offered paint choices other than depressing grey, blue grey, asphalt grey, etc. There’s something odd about the way the present 3 roofline curves down and the back looks fat. The original 3’s were more exciting to look at. I liked them better.

  • Benjamin B.

    Looks better than our US spec Elantra sedan. Automakers, we millennials don’t like sedans.

  • Mr E Fella

    🙁 its just so boring. the tail end is not that different to the current kia cerato hatch which will be replaced very soon.

  • Althea Later

    I like this clean design. I don’t consider it boring. It looks “smart” and simple to me. I like the D pillar taper, the grille texture (please! no more awful giant horizontal bars) and the overall wagon-y profile.
    But I am in the US and we don’t have that many design that look like this, so that is why I may like it more than some of you.

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