Hyundai reveals first photos of new-generation i30
Hyundai revealed the first photos of the new-generation i30, ahead of the car’s world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next week, showing an exciting new look for the company’s best-selling C-segment hatchback. Hyundai expects the new-generation i30 to build on the remarkable success of the original model – the company’s first car launched with the ‘i’ prefix, introducing a new nomenclature and heralding a new era for Hyundai in Europe. Designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the new-generation i30 represents a further evolution of the unique Hyundai form language, fluidic sculpture, displaying the company’s distinctive design DNA. The original Hyundai i30 was also the first model to be designed and engineered in Europe, the first to be produced at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, and the first Hyundai car to receive five stars from Euro NCAP.
After its July 2007 launch, the i30 went on to increase its sales in Europe every year, attracting 115,000 buyers in 2010 – the highest-ever annual sales figure for an individual Hyundai model in Europe – and achieving total sales of more than 350,000 units up to mid-2011. Hyundai expects the new-generation i30 to appeal to young, progressive buyers who want a car that not only performs well but looks great too. The company’s press conference will take place in Hall 6 at 12:00 (CET) on Tuesday 13th September 2011.