New Hyundai i30 3dr

9 Nov, 2012 10:41am Richard Ingram

Hyundai has released the first promo footage of the three-door version of the i30

The Hyundai i30 hatchback has been on sale since the beginning of this year, but the sleek three-door version was kept under wraps until the Paris Motor Show at the end of September. Hyundai has now released the first footage of the new three-door model in action.

The three-door i30 gets the firm's dramatic ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, but a more steeply raked beltline gives it a much more aggressive and dynamic stance than its bigger brother to help it compete with rivals like the Vauxhall Astra GTC. The doors have also been lengthened to improve access to the rear seats.

When it goes on sale early next year priced from around £15,000, it will be offered with the same trim levels and engines as the five-door. This means there will be a choice of four engines and five power outputs as the five-door, together with six-speed manual and automatic gearbox options.