| 10th August 2011
Hyundai has revealed the first sketches of the new i30 hatchback, set to be unveiled in Frankfurt this September.
Hyundai has revealed tentative sketches of its new i30 model, illustrating a more dynamic look for the hatchback.
The next generation i30 will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September where it will feature with the Korean manufacturer’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language.
That design language was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009 on the ix-onic concept but it’s now found on the new i40.
That translates into a more relevant hatchback design which holds a lot of similarities to the Vauxhall Astra in terms of its sleek, rising profile. For Hyundai the design language is supposed to represent flowing lines, as summed up by design honcho, Thomas Bürkle.
“When designing the new i30, we used strong, fluid lines to sculpt a car which looks athletic while exuding a sense of constant motion, even when stationary. From the rendering, you can see how we managed to give the car a bold stance, transmitting a confident attitude through sporty characteristics and dynamic proportions."
Either way, the new i30 comes with a heavily revised front-end with steeper, sleeker head lights and a new front-grille making way for a more low-slung profile.
Hyundai has revealed little else about its new model however, given the i30’s links to the new i40, it will hope that it receives as warm a welcome as its larger stablemate that was recently named best estate by Which? Car consumer magazine.
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