The Hyundai Motor Company recently revealed the very first photos of the next-generation i30, just a week ahead of the car’s world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The i30, Hyundai’s best-selling C-segment hatchback, will have an exciting new look that is sure to captivate buyers in all auto markets.\
The original i30 was the first model to be completely designed and engineered in Europe, and the first car to be dubbed with an “i” prefix, debuting a brand new nomenclature for Hyundai vehicles. It also had the honor of being the first car to be produced at Hyundai’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic and, most impressively, the very first car to be honored with an exclusive five-star rating from Euro NCAP.
After its release in 2007, the i30 increased its sales in Europe every single year, including a whopping 115,000 buyers in 2010, which was the highest-ever sales number for an individual Hyundai vehicle in Europe. By mid-2011, the i30 had achieved over 350,000 buyers, making it an undeniable success.
Clearly the new i30 has a proud legacy to live up to, and it intends to do just that. The new i30 was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. According to Hyundai, the new i30 model is tailored to have a “fluidic structure.” It will have a hexagonal front grille and headlamps that almost resemble sparkling jewels. The grille and headlamps will form a stark contrast to the soft, smooth nature of the rest of the body, giving it a truly unique look and personality.
Beyond the design and features of the vehicle itself, customers will have a great appreciation for Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care package, which will include the i30. The award-winning warranty provides five years unlimited mileage, five years of roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks. Therefore, buyers can be sure that not only are they getting a high-quality vehicle, but they’re also getting Hyundai’s ultimate coverage plan.
If you’re interested in learning more about the new i30, visit Hyundai’s website. Otherwise, be prepared to come check it out for yourself when it hits the Chico Nissan Hyundai lot!