Hyundai i30 – Auto Expo 2016 [Update]
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One of the global models showcased at Auto Expo 2016.
Hyundai India has showcased the current Hyundai i30 at the Auto Expo 2016. The company has not confirmed its launch in India, and it’s likely showcased to gauge the interest of the Indian public to a premium C-Size hatch.
Slotted above the Hyundai i20 in the company’s global range, the Hyundai i30 measures 4,300 mm long, 1,780 mm wide, 1,465 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2650 mm. In the U.S, the Hyundai i30 is marketed as the hatchback version of the Elantra sedan (Hyundai Elantra GT).
The interior is nearly similar to the Hyundai Elantra, featuring a flowing center console that houses a new BlueLink infotainment system with an updated navigation software and Apple Siri integration.
The Hyundai i30 in European markets is offered with a 1.6-liter turbo diesel available in two power levels (110 hp and 136 hp). With a 6-speed manual gearbox, the powertrain produces 280 Nm, and 300 Nm with a seven-speed automatic unit. Petrol options include a base 1.4-liter capable of producing 100 hp and 134 Nm, and a larger 1.6-liter engine that outputs 120 hp and 156 Nm.