Next-generation Hyundai i30 spotted testing in the alps


This is something you don’t see very often. Car maker really testing their prototype by towing a trailer up and down a hill!

Underneath the thick camouflage is the next-generation Hyundai i30, due out in mid-2017. Spotted by spy photographers, the hot-selling Korean hatch were undergoing testing in the Austrian Alps.


A closer look at the prototype reveals the new thinner wraparound headlights and wider grille design. The LED daytime running lights have moved to the bumper next to the air intakes. The same treatment is mimicked at the rear, with new taillights and beefier rear bumper completing the new look.

A range of new powertrains is expected to debut with the new i30, including an improved 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol and a new high performance 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol to take on the hot hatch segment. Transmission options will likely include a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual clutch automatic.


Things are shaking up at Hyundai, not only in terms of sales figure, but also the company’s new vision in injecting sportiness in its line-up, starting with the recently announced N performance sub-brand.

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