Hyundai has debuted the 2017 i30 hatchback ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and if the first look is any indication, it seems the Korean automaker has its sights set on Volkswagen. The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a compact and a hatchback, two major selling points for Volkswagen. Combined with a premium interior and a strong suite of technologies, the new i30 could be bad news for VW.
Available in Europe, drivers have a choice between three conventional engines that offer anywhere from 100 to 140 horsepower. A turbodiesel engine will offer 95 to 136 hp. The hatchback will offer front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available on select trims.
The Hyundai i30 N will go tire-to-tire with the Volkswagen GTI. Under the hood of the i30 N is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves an impressive 255 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque.
The Hyundai i30 is a hatchback that we here in the United States haven’t seen bearing its own name. When it does make it to the United States, the i30 usually comes in the form of an Elantra trim. Thus far, it’s been called the Elantra Touring and Elantra GT. Only time will tell if the new 2017 Hyundai i30 will make it to the United States market.
Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re hoping to see the new i30 make it to the United States market this year!