The third bodystyle in the Hyundai i30 range makes its public debut at the Paris motor show
27 September 2012

The Hyundai i30 three-door has made its debut at the Paris motor show

The rakish hatchback has a more angular glasshouse than the five-door hatch and Tourer estate. It has a revised grille, fog lamps, daytime running strips and a reshaped lower bumper.

Changes to the rear include a new bumper and fog lamps. Standard-fit alloy wheels measure 16-inches in diameter.

The i30 three-door is based on the same technology which underpins the five-door and Tourer, including Flex Steer adaptive steering.

Four engines in five power outputs will be offered alongside six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. The emissions champion is the 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel which generates 97g/km of CO2.

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14 September 2012

Probably a decent enough vehicle, but can anybody point out the external differences between this and the new 3-dr Kia Cee'd!

14 September 2012

March1 wrote:

Probably a decent enough vehicle, but can anybody point out the external differences between this and the new 3-dr Kia Cee'd!

They don't share a single body panel.

 

 

14 September 2012

This should keep the i30 sales figures healthy.Good looking car just like the sister Kia Proceed.

15 September 2012

 I reckon Hyundai have done a much better job of this than Kia have with the Procee'd. But with the 5 door the tables are turned and I think the Kia looks the better of the two.

16 September 2012

But even that is not a match for it's antecedent. Such a shame we won't see the Delta V6 under the bonnet. O tempora o mores!

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