Hyundai i30 3dr revealed

27 Sep, 2012 12:30pm Tom Phillips

Pictures and details of the three-door Hyundai i30, following its debut at the Paris Motor Show

The three-door version of the Hyundai i30 has been unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

This new three-door version becomes the third model in the new i30 line-up, joining the five-door hatch and Tourer estate which are already on sale.

As with all of Hyundai’s new models, the three-door’s styling is influenced by the firm’s dramatic ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language.

As a result, the three-door i30 gets a more steeply raked beltline than the five-door, to make the side glass look more aggressive and dynamic, plus there are longer doors to aid access to the i30’s rear seats.

The front bumper now features a black mesh insert in the grille, flanked by redesigned foglights and daytime running lights. There’s a new rear bumper, too, which has a new foglight design over the five-door i30. A set of new alloy wheel designs completes the look.

It will be offered with the same choice of four engines and five power outputs as the five-door, together with six-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. Hyundai claims that its 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine emits 97g/km of CO2 gives the best power-to-efficiency ratio of any engine in the segment.

Hyundai is yet to confirm prices for the three-door version, but they will be announced, along with full specs, when the car arrives in the UK later this year.