The first hatchback model of i30 was released in 2007 targeting young consumers who favor fuel-efficient and agile compact vehicles. It soon became popular in South Korea and Europe. Later, Hyundai released sedan and wagon variants to attract a wider range of consumers.
According to Hyundai's statement released on Wednesday, the revamped version of i30 will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Key features are enhanced connectivity, fuel efficiency and safety. All models featuring modern and sleek designs will house a 7-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen that provides navigation and audio features.
The infotainment system supports Android and Apple smartphones, allowing drivers to wirelessly connect phones to the system. Hyundai offers Bluelink, the company's connected car service including a car-locating service, remote security and remote maintenance service to provide convenience.
New semi-autonomous driving features such as the lane following assist (LFA), rear collision-avoidance assist (RCA) and blind-spot collision-avoidance assist (BCA) were added. The new i30 model will contact emergency services when its airbag sensors are triggered.
Hyundai subdivided the powertrain line-up of its new i30 to focus on maximized fuel efficiency. i30 will be released in four powertrains including the new 1.0-liter T-GDI engine, 1.5-liter T-GDI engine and 1.5-liter gasoline engine. Drivers can choose to add an optional 48-volt hybrid package to maximize fuel efficiency.
i30 N Line will hit the market in the summer of 2020. The N line bears aggressive designs and more dynamic powertrain which are similar to that of Hyundai's N brand cars. Hyundai's motorsport N brand creates pumped-up cars with powerful driving capabilities.
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