We have to admit that Korean cars in general, and the Hyundai’s i European models in particular, are not to our liking. The i30 is especially unlikable, due to its bland staying... and the fact that they don’t make a hot version. However, the carmaker’s new design language promises to change all that soon, and we have the goods to prove it. Hyundai has just released this rendering of the next generation car that will have to take on the new Ford Focus soon on the European Market. Moreover, the South Koreans say this new four-door that been designed with European customers in mind will debut next month at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show. Showing clear inspiration from Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design language, the new i30 falls in line with other recent models such as the I40, ix35 and ix20. “The hexagonal appearance is unique to Hyundai, with the jewel-like front headlamps which flank the grille adding a strong personality to the vehicle, as well as a sense of refinement and luxury,” said Thomas Burkle, Hyundai's chief designer. The company expects the second generation i30 to play a pivotal role in the lineup, There’s no technical details available at the moment, but this will surely be a FWD car that borrows its efficient engines from both the previous generation and the i40. “We expect this next-generation i30 to play a significant role in developing our brand image in Europe and strengthen the vehicle’s position as our best-seller in Europe. Since 2007, the name ‘i30’ has become synonymous with ‘quality’, ‘reliability’ and ‘low emissions’ in Europe, and we hope that, amongst others, the term “emotional appeal and style” will be added to the list with the introduction of this dynamic new model," commented Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe. autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
All-new Hyundai i30 Coming to Frankfurt, Rendering Released
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.