Hyundai Motor Unveils New Generation i30 Wagon during a Geneva Motor Show

Posted on 04. Mar, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

1. INTRODUCTION

New Generation i30 family extended during Geneva Motor Show
At a 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai has denounced a automobile derivative of a New Generation i30 family, serve broadening a model’s interest opposite Europe.

The New Generation i30 automobile will say Hyundai’s repute for producing visually-appealing, peculiarity vehicles. The association expects a automobile bodystyle to significantly minister to marketplace share expansion in Europe, with 30% of all New Generation i30 sales approaching from a automobile derivative.

The stylish automobile shares engines and using rigging with a New Generation i30 five-door, and has a longer physique to emanate a useful boost in case space though compromising a model’s energetic styling.

Overall tallness of a automobile has augmenting by 30 mm compared to a New Generation i30 five-door, augmenting a unsentimental attributes of a car, while discretionary china roof rails supplement serve carrying capacity.

Adding to a practicality, a wagon’s back seats overlay entirely flat, boosting carrying ability to 1.642-litres. With back seats up, a New Generation i30 automobile facilities one of a largest cabin ability of any C-segment indication during 528-litres.

Similar to a five-door hatchback, a New Generation i30 automobile was designed and engineered during a Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Developed underneath a company’s tellurian code slogan, ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’, a New Generation i30 family was grown privately for a European market.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The New Generation i30 has been widely praised for a style, quality, and value. Our new automobile offers all of those attributes and even larger load-carrying capacity. We design it to interest strongly to those looking for stylish and stretchable practicality, generally active families.”

The New Generation i30 family is constructed in Europe during Hyundai’s production trickery in Nošovice, Czech Republic. The new indication continues a Hyundai tradition of delivering vehicles of a tip peculiarity to European motorists.

New Generation i30 automobile offers buyers a same class-leading powertrain choice as a five-door derivative, with some-more absolute diesel (128 ps) and gasoline (135 ps) units, and six-speed transmissions for each model, and CO2emissions starting during 109 g/km – creation a i30 operation one of a many fit in a European C-segment.

Demonstrating a clever self-belief in a continuance and peculiarity of a products, Hyundai offers a business in Europe a industry-best, fully-transparent Five Year Triple Care warranty. This award-winning package provides 5 years of unlimited-mileage warranty, 5 years of roadside assistance, and 5 years of automobile health checks.

The New Generation i30 automobile will be accessible opposite Europe from Jul 2012.

Worth inheritor to best-seller
The strange i30 operation has defied a attention normal in terms of life-cycle sales fluctuations by recording augmenting annual sales over a initial 3 years in a marketplace. Since launch in 2007, a i30 has accessible over 400.000 European sales, including some-more than 115.000 units in 2010 – a highest-ever annual sales figure for an sold Hyundai indication on sale in Europe – and scarcely 100.000 units during 2011 as a altogether marketplace declined dramatically.

So good was a success achieved by a strange i30 that it climbed to series 6 in a C-segment sales rankings – securing a 4,8% share of a sector.

Hyundai expects a New Generation i30 family – extended by a automobile bodystyle – to revive a expansion trend, contributing to destiny sales success, flourishing code approval and enhancing perceptions of Hyundai among European consumers.

The fortunes of a New Generation i30 family will also be helped by a expected marketplace recovery. Motor attention analysts foresee that, notwithstanding countless economic

uncertainties, a mainstream C-segment in Europe will grow by 7% over a subsequent dual years – reaching sales of 2,4 million vehicles per year by 2014. Hyundai is formulation to sell some-more than 120.000 units of a New Generation i30 annually, assisting to lift a brand’s sum sales to 500.000 units and severe dynamic competitors.

2. STYLING DESIGN

Style desirous by nature
The automobile was grown alongside a five-door reflection from a beginning stages, enabling designers to conform a awake form that bears a clever family similarity desirous by Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture form language.

Since a introduction on a Hyundai ix-onic judgment during a 2009 Geneva Motor Show, fluidic sculpture has been a form denunciation for all new Hyundai models launched in Europe.

As with a five-door variant, a front is renowned by Hyundai’s hexagonal-shaped grille and jewel-like headlamps, though from a B-pillar retrograde a automobile differs significantly.

The roofline extends rearwards over a stretchable newcomer / load area, tilted to supplement impetus to a car’s position in gripping with a fluidic sculpture ethos of a still automobile appearing to be in consistent motion.

The altogether tallness of a New Generation i30 automobile has been reduced by 20 mm compared to a strange i30 wagon, ensuring an jaunty profile. The length has augmenting by 10 mm compared to a strange model.

Further enhancing a wagon’s energetic appearance, a conspicuous swage line runs horizontally along a sides of a physique and rises all a approach to a back lights. The back windscreen wraps around a C-pillars, augmenting interior resplendence and benefiting visibility. The low tailgate gives a automobile a purify demeanour and opens to bumper-level for easy loading.

Similar to a hatchback bodystyle, a New Generation i30 automobile advantages from an augmenting track. The bodyshell is 5 mm wider, and a front and back marks have also been increased, relocating a wheels and tyres outwards to turn flush with a turn arches – concurrently worsening a car’s aesthetics and improving a highway holding.

The form of New Generation i30 automobile is given total excellence by a satin chrome beltline moulding underneath a potion residence and by a new five-spoke 17-inch amalgamate wheels featuring chrome inserts.

The visible impact of New Generation i30 automobile on a highway is also lifted by a inclusion of customary LED daytime using lights flanking a grille and HID headlamps. The new indication also bears Hyundai’s signature frontal underline – a hexagonal-shaped grille, with a choice of singular or twin chrome plane trim bars.

New Generation i30 automobile will be made in Europe in a operation of 11 extraneous colours – dual solid, 7 lead and dual pearl. Seven renouned colours from a prior indication are carried over (Steel Gray, Blue Berry, Sleek Silver and Ice Blue metallics, Phantom Black and Cashmere Brown pearls and Creamy White solid).

Four new colours (Aqua Blue, Satin Amber and Hazel Brown metallics, and plain Cool Red) will safeguard an even fresher coming for Hyundai’s latest C-segment challenger. Inside, a New Generation i30 automobile chair and cabin trim is accessible in a choice of 3 colours – Black, Beige and Blue – in cloth; cloth and leather; or full leather variations.

3. FLEET

Driving swift expansion to a 50% share
Since going on sale in 2007, a strange i30 has played an critical purpose in expanding Hyundai’s sales and repute in Europe’s swift sector. Hyundai expects a New Generation i30 to be even some-more renouned with swift managers and association automobile drivers than a predecessor.

From a sales aim of 120.000 units per year, Hyundai forecasts a separate 50/50% between a swift and private sectors.

Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care will continue to be a profitable indicate of separate for New Generation i30 automobile in a rarely rival class. The five-year guaranty has no mileage limit, roadside assistance is enclosed for 5 years, and automobile health checks are achieved annually, providing assent of mind for swift buyers, swift operators, association automobile drivers and private motorists.

Compared to a strange i30, sum cost of tenure for a New Generation i30 automobile indication will be reduced, helped by softened fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and a reduce word classification.

4. COMFORT CONVENIENCE

Generous high-quality apparatus ‘from a category above’
The peculiarity and munificence of customary selection on a New Generation i30 automobile have been desirous by a high standards dynamic by Hyundai’s All New i40, demonstrating a company’s enterprise to make a record accessible to all European motorists.

Available new facilities that will interest to New Generation i30 drivers embody a Smart Key with engine start/stop button, 10-way powered driver’s chair adjustment, exhilarated front seats, an electric parking stop and journey control with speed limiter function. Enhanced orchestration with a TFT LCD Supervision cluster (executed to a same high peculiarity as found on i40) provides a far-reaching operation of additional information to a motorist in high-resolution clarity.

Located atop a centre stack, a discretionary navigation complement is displayed around a 7-inch touch-screen. The complement is a rarely worldly and accessible GPS tool, charity real-time information, multi-media support and debate approval in 10 European languages.

New facilities that will raise a New Generation i30 automobile knowledge for passengers embody dual-zone meridian control, back atmosphere movement ducts for second quarrel occupants, and a breathtaking potion sunroof that allows severely augmenting healthy light to inundate a cabin. The sunroof has been designed to open entirely or lean open, charity coherence and functionality, together with an tractable full-length shade. Heat-reflecting solar potion is also accessible as an choice for a front, side and back windows.

Depending on model, New Generation i30 wagon’s customary apparatus also offers buyers a height-adjustable driver’s seat, fully-folding back seat, RDS radio/CD with MP3, iPod, Aux and USB support, 6 orator audio complement and a multi-mode outing computer.

Please note: Some markets might name sold powertrains and levels of apparatus to fit a preferences of their internal consumers – maybe charity some ‘options’ as customary on New Generation i30 automobile in their country. Please check a final technical selection and model-by-model apparatus sum with your inhabitant Hyundai PR staff.

5. ENGINES

Choice of 6 engines to energy New Generation i30 wagon
Depending on sold marketplace preferences, a New Generation i30 automobile will be accessible with an stretched choice of 6 engines – adult to 3 diesel and 3 gasoline units – with a broader operation of energy outputs, from 90 to 135 ps.

New, some-more absolute engines are introduced to tip both a diesel and gasoline line-ups delivering 128 ps and 135 ps respectively.

The upgraded diesel engine – a highly-efficient 1,6-litre non-static geometry turbo (VGT) ‘U-II’ section – will be a many renouned powertrain in a line-up. Generating 110 ps during 4.000 rpm and 260 Nm from 1.900 rpm, a upgraded 1582 cc engine will accelerate a New Generation i30 automobile from delay to 100 kph in 11,8 seconds, and go on to strech a tip speed of 185 kph – while emitting usually 113 g/km of CO2.

The gasoline engines also offer an glorious change between opening and economy. The New Generation 1,6-litre ‘Gamma’ GDI engine facilities technically modernized ‘gasoline approach injection’ to maximize energy and torque era while minimizing fuel expenditure and emissions. This 1.591 cc section produces 135 ps during 6.300 rpm and 164 Nm of torque during 4.850 rpm. With this engine, i30 accelerates to 100 kph in 10,2 seconds and adult to a tip speed of 192 kph tip speed.

Both diesel and gasoline engine forms play a poignant purpose in a European

C-segment, with diesel representing 56% and gasoline 40% of sum sales. Overall, Hyundai is awaiting a 50:50% separate between sales of diesel- and gasoline-powered New Generation i30 automobile models.

The further of Hyundai technologies grown underneath a company’s Blue Drive™ sub-brand optimizes potency and lowers emissions for a New Generation i30 wagon. These technologies, that are accessible on both diesel and gasoline models with primer transmission, embody Integrated Stop Go (ISG), low-rolling insurgency tyres and an alternator government complement (AMS).

Six-speed transmissions for each indication
Buyers of New Generation i30 automobile will be given a choice between primer and involuntary six-speed transmissions, depending on model, with both units providing a polished pushing knowledge and extended fuel efficiency. The involuntary delivery will be an choice on all 1,6-litre engines, while a 1,4-litre units will be accessible exclusively with a primer gearbox.

6. RUNNING GEAR

Enhanced doing and non-static energy steering
As partial of a softened dynamics, New Generation i30 automobile offers Hyundai’s C-segment automobile buyers a new choice of a innovative FLEX STEER system. This introduces 3 doing modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport – and allows a motorist to change a turn of steering support and feedback in sequence to best fit a stream pushing conditions.

The Comfort mode gives larger electrical support, charity a ‘lighter’ steering turn and minimal bid to strech full steering lock. The softened maneuverability creates city pushing and pulling in and out of a parking space easier than ever.

Normal mode is dictated to be used many frequently. Offering a ideal support opposite all highway types, a coherence offers a relaxed, nonetheless enchanting drive.

Finally, Sport mode offers drivers a many approach feedback from a highway with reduced electrical support. The steering feels some-more weighted, charity a many driver-focused experience. The approach control and feedback of Sport mode advantages use on highway routes.

The steering complement employs electric power-assistance and requires 2,85 turns lock-to-lock for a 10,6-metre branch circle.

Fully-independent, all round, New Generation i30 wagon’s cessation facilities subframe-mounted MacPherson struts during a front and a multi-link set adult during a back – both with optimized geometry to feat a wider lane of a new indication for extended doing and softened highway holding.

7. REFINEMENT

More cabin space and reduced interior noise
Occupants of New Generation i30 automobile advantage from some-more atmospheric interior measure compared to a five-door variant, while larger case volume offers augmenting luggage ability and practicality.

Front chair occupants suffer headroom of 1.033 mm (+12 mm compared to five-door), legroom of 1.067 mm and 1.420 mm shoulder room. Rear passengers suffer significantly augmenting headroom (+38 mm to 1.005 mm) compared to a hatchback and softened entrance to and opposite a back seats by obscure a floor’s executive hovel by 59% (from 133 mm to usually 54 mm).

Trunk ability in a automobile bodystyle is augmenting to 528 litres with back seats up, an boost of 113 litres compared to a strange i30 (27%) and one of a segment-best figures. The case extends to 1.642 litres when a seats are folded entirely prosaic (18% increase). New Generation i30 automobile owners can also utilize an underfloor storage compartment, boosting a carrying capacity.

Wheelbase stays a same as a hatchback model, during 2.650 mm.

The dashboard glovebox is lengthened by 48% to 8,0 litres (up from 5,4), bottle storage in a front doorway trims is doubled in distance to 1,5-litres and new 0,75-litre storage pockets are yield in a back doors, identical to a hatchback sibling.

In terms of cabin excellence and NVH, Hyundai’s New Generation i30 automobile engineering group targeted a shred leaders, and was dynamic to grasp poignant improvements over a strange model.

Measures adopted to urge NVH enclosed quivering damping engine mounts, wise vale expostulate shafts, stronger bodyshell joints between a sills and B-pillars, double-layer doorway seals, augmenting foam-filling in a A-pillars and re-shaped extraneous doorway handles.

8. SAFETY

5-star reserve features
Safety is a tip priority for Hyundai and a New Generation i30 automobile facilities a latest active and pacifist reserve technologies to safeguard limit insurance for a occupants and other highway users. Active reserve facilities embody ESC (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ABS (anti-lock braking system), BAS (emergency Brake Assist System), HAC (Hill Assist Control) to forestall roll-back and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) that flashes a stop lights when an puncture stop is detected.

Good prominence is a pivotal cause in protected pushing and New Generation i30 automobile facilities LED daytime using lights to safeguard it is seen – and HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlamps with AFLS (Adaptive Front Light System) to optimise a driver’s night vision. To maximize reserve when reversing, a far-reaching angle back perspective camera is available, display a transparent perspective of obstructions behind a car.

Personal confidence is also extended with New Generation i30 automobile by a ‘welcome lighting’ package that facilities reservoir lamps underneath a doorway mirrors and bright doorway handles – triggered by a vicinity of a Smart Key as a owners approaches a parked car.

In terms of pacifist safety, a New Generation i30 wagon’s bodyshell structure employs a high commission of ultra high tensile steel and facilities 3 new cross-members that couple to a front or back cessation mounts for maximized rigidity. The front doorway anti-intrusion beams have been strengthened, a corner between a B-pillar and roof is lengthened and a middle and outdoor side sill panels are made in high tensile steel.

Over 400 metallurgists are employed during Hyundai’s steel plant in Korea to rise optimised steel recipes for each partial and row in a vehicles. As a result, a New Generation i30 automobile body-in-white has aloft quality, aloft tensile strength and reduce weight than ever before. Hyundai is a usually automobile manufacturer in a universe to have a possess entirely integrated steel mill.

Each New Generation i30 automobile is propitious with 6 airbags as customary – front, front side and full length screen – while an innovative driver’s knee airbag is optional.

The reserve facilities accessible on a New Generation i30 automobile strengthen Hyundai’s glorious record on safety, and a association anticipates a new automobile will follow a effusive indication and 5 other new Hyundai models, in attaining a limit 5-Star rating in Euro NCAP’s impact comment programme.

9. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / EUROPE

New Generation i30 wagon

Body Chassis

Five-door, five-seater wagon. Choice of adult to 6 transversely mounted diesel and gasoline engines pushing a front wheels around a six-speed primer or involuntary delivery – depending on indication and market.

Diesel engines

1,4-litre 90 ps

Type / ability U-II 1,4, WGT, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1396 cc

Power / torque 90 ps (66,0 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 220 Nm @1500-2750 rpm

Bore x Stroke (mm) 75,0 x 79,0

Compression ratio 17,0

1,6-litre 110 ps

Type / ability U-II 1,6, VGT, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1582 cc

Power / torque 110 ps (81,0 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 260 Nm @ 1900-2750 rpm

Bore x Stroke (mm) 77,2 x 84,5

Compression ratio 17,3

New 1,6-litre 128 ps

Type / ability U-II 1,6, VGT, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1582 cc

Power / torque 128 ps (94,0 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 260 Nm @ 1900-2750 rpm

Bore x Stroke (mm) 77,2 x 84,5

Compression ratio 17,3

Gasoline engines

1,4-litre 100 ps

Type / ability Gamma 1,4 MPI, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1396 cc

Power / torque 100 ps (73,2 kW) @ 5500 rpm / 137 Nm @ 4200 rpm

Bore x Stroke (mm) 77,0 x 74,99

Compression ratio 10,5

1,6-litre 120 ps

Type / ability Gamma 1,6 MPI, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1591 cc

Power / torque 120 ps (88,0 kW) @ 6300 rpm / 156 Nm @ 4850 rpm

Bore x Stroke (mm) 77,0 x 85,44

Compression ratio 10,5

1,6-litre 135 ps

Type / ability Gamma 1,6 GDI, four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve / 1591 cc

Power / torque 135 ps (99,0 kW) @ 6300 rpm / 164 Nm @ 4850 rpm

Bore x Stroke (mm) 77,0 x 85,44

Compression ratio 11,0

Transmissions

Gear Ratios

Suspension and damping

Front Fully eccentric subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with curl springs and gas-filled startle absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.

Rear Fully eccentric subframe-mounted multi-links, curl springs and gas-filled startle absorbers.

Steering

Type Motor-driven electric energy steering, with (optional) FLEX STEER

Brakes

Front 15/16 in. (280/300 mm) ventilated front with ABS and ESP

Rear 14 in. (262mm), EPB (284mm) plain discs with ABS and ESP

Booster distance 10-inch

Wheels and tyres


Dimensions (mm)

Exterior

Weights


Performance

Emissions


Emissions (models with ISG)

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