Hyundai has unveiled the third-generation i30 hatchback, which will be the first ever high performance model launched under its ’N’ performance sub-brand. The i30 maintains all the design attributes that one may find in latest Hyundais. It gets sharper and edgier styling courtesy Hyundai's new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. At the front, it gets the same cascading grille as seen in the second-generation i10 aka Grand i10. Offered with all-LED lighting (for both high and low beam), the headlight boasts three-projector setup, fog lamps, vertically placed daytime running LEDs (DRLs) with projector fog lamps, along with an array of alloy wheel options - 15, 16, 17 inches.
Hyundai i30 is packed with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Blind Spot Detector (BSD), Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), High Beam Assist (HBA) and seven airbags including a knee airbag.
Hyundai might add other engine options as well - a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.0-litre T-GDi three -cylinder turbo petrol and the bigger 1.6-litre CRDi diesel.
Coming to the engine, the new i30 is expected to be propelled by a powerful 1.4-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol motor, which can churn out 140PS of top power and 242Nm of max torque
If the third-generation hatchback is launched in India, it is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 14 to 16 lakh.