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.

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Is this the right picture it looks like a Peugeot 207 ;)

its alarming and frustrating that none of the big boys havent sued Kia yet for blatantly copying. Its as if their CEO said go and copy Mondeo, Kuga, Focus and 2008! Bizarre....

Give me a break.
The Fiesta copied the Hyundai HED-2 and HED-3 concepts.
And yeah, I'm sure Peter Schreyer, widely regarded as one of the top 2 designers of his generation (along with Ian Callum) needs to "copy" (in fact, most young auto designers are copying the look he started at VW/Audi).

Stunning car should do very well with excellent value for money price, long extended warranty, and excellent reliability.

Looks like a bit the Peugeot 206 & 207, that others like Ford with the Fiesta & Mazda 2 have copied etc. But Ford added a bit more pointed rear quarter windows on the Fiesta so it did not look like a blatant copy of a Pug.

What the are you talking about? Of course you can find common elements (and how couldn't you) but most of these models have distinctive elements. I searched about the HED-2 and HED-3 concepts. No relation to the fiesta...

LOL Ford has just been and copied the Aston Martin nose to try to stop the massive fall off decline in Mondeo sales.

At this moment in time the i30 looks like it will be a real winner, best all rounder that is set to upset upturn the sales apple cart a bit in this class of car.

All Cars Are The Same Doh ! This Is A Vauxhall Astra Alfa Gulietta, Renault Megane, Kia Ceed, Seat Leon & New Vw Golf Same Chassis & Floorpan Just different Engines, External/Internal Panels Lights & Badges !

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