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Hyundai has taken on the South African premium hatchback segment with another stunning example of its “fluidic design”. The latest i30 has arrived in South Africa!

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HIGH WYCOMBE, UK - Ahead of its global debut at the 2012 Paris auto show, Hyundai unveils the new i30 two-door hatchback.

The third member of the new i30 family, the two-door joins the four-door hatchback, launched in South Africa earlier in 2012, and the Tourer.

Incorporating Hyundai’s "fluidic sculpture" design language, the new model borrows styling cues from the standard version coupled with design changes of its own to the new front and rear.

94kW DIESEL ENGINE


The hexagonal grille has a new mesh insert and sportier fog lamp clusters and LED daytime running lights. 

The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a lower bumper.

The rear features a lower bumper and new horizontal fog lights. Much like the front, a new black insert has been added to the bottom of the bumper. The new model rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.

Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Europe, said: “The new generation i30 three-door has been conceived solely for Europe, and will strengthen Hyundai’s presence further in the segment where we have seen our greatest success since 2007.

"Just as important, its sporty looks - offering a fresh interpretation of fluidic sculpture - will generate greater brand awareness and enhance consumer perceptions of Hyundai in Europe.”

The two-door i30 is offered with a choice of four engines and five power outputs mated to either a six-speed manual and auto. The engine range is topped by a 94kW 1.6 diesel engine which has a claimed CO2 rating of 97g/km. 

The Hyundai i30 two-door will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Paris auto show on September 27.


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