2021 Hyundai i30 Shows Its New Face In Latest Spy Photos

Spy photographers snapped the facelifted Hyundai i30 last month and now we’re getting a better look at the updated model.

As you can see in the latest pictures, the hatchback will adopt a new front fascia with a revised grille that features horizontal bars and angular accents. The headlights are also new as previous spy photos have shown they will feature distinctive LED daytime running lights.

The changes continue further below as the model has restyled air intakes with vertical openings near the outside edges. The overall design is largely familiar, but the air intakes now feature mesh-style lighting units. We can also see a larger central air intake and circular fog lights that appear to carryover.

Out back, the i30 has been equipped with new LED taillights. We can also get a glimpse of the redesigned bumper which has repositioned reflectors and a sportier black accent with a mesh-like pattern.

Spy shooters didn’t get close enough to snap interior photos, but the cabin is largely expected to carryover. That isn’t too surprisingly as the 2019 model gained an available 8-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Under the hood, there could be a handful of new options including a plug-in hybrid powertrain sourced from the Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon. It consists of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and a 8.9 kWh battery pack. This enables the models to have a combined output of 139 hp (104 kW / 141 PS) and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) of torque. More importantly, the cars have an electric-only range of approximately 37 miles (60 km).

We can also expect an assortment of other options including a 1.6-liter Smartstream diesel engine with outputs ranging from 95 hp (71 kW / 96 PS) to 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS).

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Picture credits: CarPix for Carscoops

  • Dennis James

    It’s amazing how no manufacturer does anything in order to reduce that ugly front overhang on FWD cars (while keeping traction at acceptable levels).

    • Maykel

      Volvo and Mazda does.

      • Rj Mansfield

        Hyundai is starting to also – i.e. 2020 Sonata. This ones a refresh not a redesign so the platform is staying the same.

  • Alpina

    No, judging from the camo it will have a new Sonata mouth with those bad triangle fog lights resembling the front lights of 2020 Elantra.

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