Hyundai’s i30 will get a bold new look when the updated model arrives in Australia by the end of this year.
The South Korean brand released this teaser image of the mid-life update N Line model, as expected it features a redesigned front end with new grille and more aggressive styling; at least for the sporty N Line.
Also confirmed are new LED headlights which include integrated V-shaped daytime running lights for a bolder appearance for the small car. While not visible in the teaser, Hyundai has confirmed the facelifted model will also get a new-look rear bumper and taillights as well as fresh 16-, 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
As previously reported by CarsGuide, the biggest changes for the updated i30 will be for the red-hot i30 N hot hatch, which will get an all-new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that will help expand its appeal.
The new i30 N will also get a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which could boast as much as 220kW; up from the current 202kW. It will also get revised suspension tuning in line with the changes made to the i30 Fastback N, that adopted a global tune with input from Australian engineers.
Hyundai will unveil the refreshed i30 range at the Geneva Motor Show in March, although it’s not clear if the i30 N will be on display at the same time. The regular range is likely to be on sale in Hyundai Australia showrooms by late 2020 with the i30 N not expected to arrive until early 2021.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineFebruary 13, 2020 9:01 am