Ahead of its global launch, the new Hyundai i30 will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Paris Motor Show 2016. Reports indicate that the new i30 will be offered in three body styles – a five-door hatchback, an estate and a four-door coupe, which are mainly targeted at the European market. It is to be seen if the company will take-out the three-door body styled variant from the market due to its poor sales figures.
In the US and Canada markets, Hyundai sells the i30 as the Elantra GT. Hyundai might introduce a performance variant that will be rechristened as the Hyundai i30 N. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that will use the technology from the Hyundai i20 WRC. The performance oriented variant will be offered as a range-topping model. The interior in the new i20 will also offer fresh upgrades.
Back at the Auto Expo earlier this year, Hyundai had showcased the current generation i30 hatchback. However, the company has no plans to introduce the i30 hatchback in India. Sometime later this year, Hyundai plans on launching the Tucson and the new Elantra in India. More details about the new Hyundai i30 will be known post its official unveiling.