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2017 Hyundai i30 (2018 Elantra GT): New hatch is conservative

The third generation Hyundai i30 has been shown ahead of its launch at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and going on sale in Europe from early 2017.

The 2017 Hyundai i30 will be the brand’s “DNA car for Europe”, and is responsible for fighting in the most hotly contested market segment on the continent.

The new i30 will be the first Hyundai to feature the company’s new 1.4-liter turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder engine that makes 138hp (103kW) and 242Nm. Other gas engines include 118hp (88kW) / 170Nm 1-liter turbo 3-cylinder, and a 1.4-liter I4 with 99hp (74kW).

A single 1.6-liter turbo-diesel will be offered in either 94hp (70kW), 109hp (81kW) or 131hp (98kW) / 275Nm trims. The two available transmissions will be a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.

The interior is a massive upgrade on the current car’s, and will be available with either standard 5-inch touchscreen or 8-inch unit that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.

The new Hyundai i30 will be sold in the US and Canada as the Elantra GT. Next year, the first high performance N model, with a 2-liter turbo, will be based on the new i30.

Updated (9/9/2016): Correction. We initially misnamed the US version of the car as the Elantra Sport, it’s actually the Elantra GT. The Elantra Sport is actually the warmed up version of the Elantra with a turbocharged I4 engine.


Length: 4,340mm (+40mm) | 170.9 inches (+1.6 inches)
Width: 1,795mm (+15mm) | 70.7 inches (+0.6 inches)
Height: 1,455mm (-15mm) | 57.3 inches (-0.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 2,650mm (unchanged) | 170.9 inches (unchanged)

Trunk volume (seats up): 395L | 14 cu-ft
Trunk volume (seats up): 1,301L | 45.9 cu-ft