• Production commences at Hyundai Motor’s manufacturing facility in Nošovice
  • Refreshed design and new Turbo model boost appeal to European customers
  • Improved fuel efficiency starting as low as 3.6 l/100 km and 94 g/km CO2

Offenbach, 28 January 2015

Hyundai Motor this month has begun production of the latest version of its European top-seller, the New i30, at its European production facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

New i30 follows the company’s strategy to create cars that are tailored to the needs of European customers. The second-generation i30, on sale since 2012, has accounted for a fifth of Hyundai’s overall European sales in recent years. The upgraded model is expected to further enhance i30’s position in the competitive European C-segment.

The New i30 range is enhanced with new engines, transmissions, safety and comfort features and refreshed exterior design. The line-up boasts improved engine efficiency across the new car’s three bodystyles – three-door, five-door and wagon – with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as low as 3.6 l/100 km and 94 g/km respectively. The updated car enhances driver choice with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and expands the model’s appeal with a Nürburgring-tuned 186 PS i30 Turbo model.

New i30 Turbo

Powered by a 186 PS, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the New i30 Turbo has been developed with a focus on sporty driving dynamics and everyday usability. Acceleration to 100 km/h is achieved in 8.0 seconds and top speed is 219 km/h. Unique exterior and interior design features set the New i30 Turbo apart from the rest of the New i30 line-up. These include a new radiator grille, front and rear bumpers with red detailing, new front LED lamp design, twin exhausts and 18-inch alloy wheels.

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