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New Hyundai i30 is a "car for everyone" says design chief


The new Hyundai i30 is a “car for everyone” said the car brand’s head of design.

“To create a car for everyone, we focused on a wide range of different people,” said Peter Schreyer, president and chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Group.

“So the design is an evolution of Hyundai Motor’s design language with natural flowing lines, refined surfaces and a sculpted body to create a timeless appearance.”

There are three petrol engines and one diesel engine.

Customers can choose between the new 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four cylinder engine – a Hyundai first - with 140hp, the 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three cylinder engine with 120hp or the 1.4 MPI four cylinder with 100hp and one diesel engine: the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, available with three power outputs: 95, 110 and 133hp. CO2 emissions will start from 89g/km.

Customers can choose between the standard premium audio system with a five-inch capacitive LCD touch screen with integrated dynamic rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity and My Music functionality or the optional new generation navigation system with an eight-inch capacitive touch screen.

For drivers who want to connect their smartphones with the eight-inch navigation system the New Generation i30 provides both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones and a USB port located in the closed centre console are included, and the new navigation system comes with a seven-year free subscription to TomTom Live services.

Safety technology includes autonomous emergency braking with front collision warning system, smart cruise control, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist system, speed limit information function and high beam assist.

The car offers luggage capacity of up to 395 litres with a  two-stage luggage board and a ski hatch in the rear centre seat.

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