Made its debut in the new Hyundai i30.
When the new Hyundai i30 made its debut this month, the company confirmed that the radiator grille that it calls the 'Cascading Grille' will become the new family identity for all Hyundai models in the future, right from the i10 to Santa Fe.
The cascading grille makes its debut in the 2017 Hyundai i30, which replaces the horizontal slats on the outgoing i30 and Elantra GT. It features chrome-plated dots, unique mesh pattern and a satin chrome bezel, which give the face a premium look.
According to Hyundai's design boss Peter Schreyer, the cascading grille can be scaled up and down to work on models ranging from the Hyundai i10 to the Hyundai Santa Fe. In these products, it could be introduced during the mid-cycle facelift or when it jumps to the next generation. The first all-new Hyundai to get this feature could be the i20-based B-Segment SUV that arrives within 18 months.
The new Hyundai i30 will go on sale in key European markets in early 2017. Compared to the outgoing model, it is 40 mm longer (4,340 mm), 15 mm wider (1,795 mm) and 20 mm lower. At 2,650 mm, its wheelbase is identical to the previous i30.