Furthermore, the i30U will come with Hyundai's "Triple5" package that includes enhanced five-year, bumper-to-bumper unlimited warranty, five years' roadside assistance, and an annual vehicle seasonal health check for five years.
"The package reflects the quality and reliability of the Europe-built i30 family and gives added peace of mind to consumers," Hyundai said in a statement.
The existing i30 is offered with a choice of six engines, three petrols and three diesels. The top-of-the-range engine is a 2.0-liter 16V petrol that develops 143 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 186 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. In terms of performance, the engine propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds, while topping at 127.3 mph (205 km/h).
The engine lineup is likely to be similar on the refreshed i30 range, probably with slight improvements in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
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