Frankfurt preview: Hyundai reveals next-generation i30

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Aug 10, 2011
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Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design language is now in the next-generation i30, which will be revealed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September. Here's a peek at the Korean carmaker's C-segment hatchback slated for the European market.

Hyundai i30

The next-generation i30 bears Hyundai's signature hexagon-shaped front grille, which is also found in newer versions of the carmaker's lineup.

"When designing the new i30, we used strong, fluid lines to sculpt a car, which looks athletic while exuding a sense of constant motion, even when stationary," said Thomas Burkle, Hyundai Motor Europe’s chief designer. "From the rendering, you can see how we managed to give the car a bold stance, transmitting a confident attitude through sporty characteristics and dynamic proportions."

Details about the new i30's specifications were not revealed.

The current i30 doesn't seem to be very popular in the Philippines as only a handful of units may be seen on our roads. Hyundai Asia Resources, official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, does "not have definite plans as of the moment regarding the new i30." But do you think this fresh design will be a hit here?

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