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Hyundai i30 Hatchback Spotted Testing in India

New-gen Hyundai i30 had its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in 2016.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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2018 Hyundai i30 Hatchback

As of now, Hyundai has no plan to launch the i30 hatchback in India.

Hyundai, the South Korean carmaker, has lined-up some interesting new cars for the Indian market. And, the new i30 hatchback is surely not a part of the strategy. There are three reasons why the company would not bring in the hatch here – the first one is its high pricing that might discourage a lot of buyers since it would be a hatchback at a price one can buy an SUV (read crossover).  The second crucial factor is its size that measures over four meters and making it liable to higher GST cess. And the last is its requirement of a larger capacity engine that will further increase its production cost. Read – Hyundai 8-Seater SUV Under Development 

New Hyundai i30 Spy Pictures 

What comes as a surprise are the spy pictures of the Hyundai i30 that was spotted during its test rounds on the outskirts of Chennai. A report suggests that the hatchback could be there for components’ testing developed for Hyundai’s Elantra platform based future products. Even if India is on the launch radar, the i30 hatchback is likely to cost equal to the Creta SUV in the company’s product lineup.

The Hyundai i30 that witnessed a generation change last year, had its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Sporting Hyundai’s new Fluidic 2.0 design language, the hatchback shares most of its design and styling bits with the Elantra sedan. Some of its key features include sweptback headlamps with LED DRLs, revised bumpers, horizontal split LED taillamps and a rear spoiler. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India

New Hyundai i30 Picture Gallery

Being a premium hatch, the i30 comes loaded with a pack of advanced goodies. It gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and new BlueLink telematics. Features such as dual position seat memory function, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, LED door handle approach lighting, radar-guided cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, etc. are also on offer. Globally, the Hyundai i30 comes with multiple petrol and diesel engine options. Read: 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 – Price & Pictures

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