Korean car maker Hyundai is expected to unveil the next generation of the i30 hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motor Show scheduled to be held in October. The new i30 had been spotted testing many times in the Arctic and Swiss Alps this year, apart from being seen at the Nurburgring race track in Germany under camouflage. The spy shots indicate the new i30 will feature a revised design in line with the Fluidic 2.0 design language.
The new generation of the hatchback will be offered in three body styles — a five-door hatch, an estate, and a four-door coupe, while the three-door body style will be dropped because of poor sales, reports Autocar India. The interior of the hatchback will take design cues from the new Elantra, which is simple in layout and clutter-free.
Reports also say Hyundai's performance sub-division N is also working on a performance spec i30 version. A hybrid powertrain-equipped variant may be introduced, borrowing tech specifications from the Ionic hybrid sedan.
Hyundai India has not mentioned any plan to bring the car to India. However, the company showcased the current generation of the hatchback at the Auto Expo 2016 in February. Hyundai may launch the new generation of the i30 sometime next year in India. Meanwhile, the Korean car maker has confirmed the launch of the Tucson SUV and new Elantra in India this year.