Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Hyundai i30 (Elantra GT) to debut in Paris, feature ‘cascading’ grille

Hyundai has given us our first official look at its upcoming i30 hatchback.

The car, which has been spied in prototype form, is the Korean automaker’s rival to the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus and Volkswagen Golf. It’s also the successor to our Elantra GT though yet to be confirmed for sale in the United States.

We’ll know soon as Hyundai plans to unveil the i30 online on September 7. Its world debut will take place later that month at the 2016 Paris auto show.



The European-designed car is closely related to the latest Elantra sedan but from the teasers we can see it features unique treatments for the headlights and grille. 

The latter is referred to as a “cascading” grille and said to be the latest evolution of Hyundai’s corporate grille design. The graphic of the taillights is also different to what features on our Elantra.

Hyundai has also confirmed that the i30 will serve as the basis of the first model from the N performance division. Prototypes of this model, which will likely be dubbed an i30 N, have also been spotted in the wild.

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