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2017 Hyundai i30 revealed

The 2017 Hyundai i30 has been revealed with the Korean car maker saying it will be available in early 2017.

THE 2017 HYUNDAI I30 has been revealed with the Korean car maker saying, in a statement, “the Next Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s answer to changing contemporary values and customer preferences toward technology driven solutions, individuality in style and flexibility”.

According to Hyundai the design of the i30’s ‘cascading grille’ was inspired by the flow of molten steel. This new-look grille will be rolled out onto other next-generation Hyundai product.

“We have listened closely to customer needs, redefining our offer to create a car for everyone. The Next Generation i30 is our DNA car in Europe: accessible, appealing in design with innovative technology and great to drive,” comments Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe.

“With up-to-date infotainment and connectivity features we offer everything that digital natives and today’s customers expect.

“Getting into the Next Generation Hyundai i30, customers are greeted by a clean and intuitive interior with a horizontal layout that conveys an elegant impression and a feeling of roominess,” Hyundai said. As you can see in the pictures there’s a new 8.0-inch touch screen for the infotainment and connectivity which is a cost-option. This unit, is very similar in style to that you’ll find in Audi product, offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity.

2017 Hyundai i30

Hyundai claims the new i30 is “roomy”, indeed the word is littered throughout the press kit. We’ll have to judge that once we’ve sat inside the thing. The boot offers 395 litres of space with the back seats up and 1301 litres with them folded down.

Where the engines are concerned there are three petrol engines to choose from and one diesel. There’s a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, a 1.4-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol and a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel. Buyers can choose from either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Hyundai has a permanent engineering facility at Germany’s Nurburgring and claims the new i30 has been tested and tested at the track and elsewhere to offer a more involving drive. “The development engineers have defined the characteristics of the Next Generation i30; precise, natural and connected steering; agile, responsive and predictable handling; a dynamic ride without compromising comfort with good body control. Compared to its predecessor the steering is 10 % more direct and the vehicle response is 15 milliseconds faster,”

2017 Hyundai i30

Hyundai said The new i30 is lighter than its predecessor thanks to a greater use of lightweight, strong steels (53%) with body rigidity increased by 22%. In addition to a stronger, lighter body, Hyundai’s loaded the new i30 with active safety systems, including:

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB): The i30 is fitted with AEB including Front Collision Warning System (FCWS), an active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage, and applies maximum braking force right before the moment of collision. When a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, the system is activated, operating at speeds of 10km/h or above and minimises damage when a collision is unavoidable.

Driver Attention Alert (DAA): First in a Hyundai vehicle is the Driver Attention Alert, this feature which helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents. The system analyses various vehicle signals such as steering angle, steering torque, vehicle’s position in the lane and driving time. In addition, the driver can adjust a user-selectable setting for the system’s sensitivity. If the system detects inattentive driving patterns an audible sound and message on the instrument display panel will alert the driver.

Smart Cruise Control (SCC): Using front radar sensors, SCC allows a constant speed and distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 10km/h or below.

Blind Spot Detector (BSD): Also using radar technology, the Blind Spot Detector (BSD) with Lane Change Assist monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators an audible signal is emitted. This also applies for a lane change situation when another vehicle is detected.

2017 Hyundai i30

Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA): Using the BSD sensors the RCTA system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using a radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle for approaching cross-traffic, RCTA alerts the driver visually and acoustically.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): The LKAS alerts the driver in unsafe movements at over 60 km/h by sensing the car’s position. The LDWS sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey and blue lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road, while the LKAS warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.

Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF): The SLIF uses the front camera and information from the navigation system to identify road speed signs and display the speed limit in real time. The information is displayed both in the navigation system display as well as in the TFT cluster.

High Beam Assist (HBA): When switched to automatic mode, HBA detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane ahead at night and changes to low-beam as appropriate, reducing blinding effects on other drivers. Whenever there are no vehicles detected, the system automatically re-activates the high beams, maximising the driver’s range of vision.

Hyundai hasn’t released pricing and a final specification for the new i30 yet, but will do closer to the local launch.

2017 Hyundai i30

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3 Comments

  1. Azmodan
    September 8, 2016 at 9:31 am — Reply

    Yuck, BMW 1 series ugly, and a step backward from current design. Bland and boring, Corolla lovers will be intrigued.

    • John Johny
      September 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm — Reply

      I for one, like it

  2. Daniel
    September 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    It looks like a Peugeot 308 (front) with a crumpled Golf at the back

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