Hyundai is about to launch the next generation model, the i30 for which the company has rolled out an official teaser video.
The car is named as the Elantra GT hatch in the U.S. region with a brand new cascading front grille.
A radical reshaping has undergone even though the teaser image released is dark and shows little of the car. In their statement, Hyundai said, “The new model will stand proof for evolution Hyundai motor design has undergone in recent years. It features natural flowing lines with refined surfaces and a sculpted body. A timeless design is what the brand aims to achieve.”
Peter Schreyer, chief designer at Hyundai made the comment and confirmed that they are highly confident of what the new range of i30 cars have to offer. Designed with the average buyer in mind, the model is priced at the right point and is filled to the top with basic features. It is not just value for money the automaker wishes to offer. They are experimenting with some new design including the notable cascading grille.
For the first time in many years, Hyundai is moving away from the horizontal slants found in all previous Elantra models. The decision to move away from a tried and tested solution is a big one but it is essential in a time where the market is competitive with new budget friendly models hitting stores almost every month. It is not just the grille but the headlights and the taillights are now narrower to look it. The change gives a sporty look to the i30 model.
The new Hyundai i30 is coming to the Paris auto show. We even have a confirmed release date for the model. The Elantra GT is hitting U.S. stores by September 7th.An efficient and dynamic powertrain lineup will be offered with the car allowing people to go for the one that best fits their requirement.
The upcoming Elantra GT is expected to be powered by a tweaked version of the current 2.0-liter inline engine. The car offers about 173 horsepower coupled with 154 lb feet of torque. There might be slight variations in overall performance and horsepower. But, being a budget friendly model, you cannot expect any drastic changes in performance. It is important to use similar powertrains so that the total cost to own the next gen i30 is within the usual range. Check out the video below to know more about the upcoming model.