Friday, November 11, 2011

Hyundai i30 coming to the US next year





The European i30 hatchback will replace the Elantra Touring in the US line up.
Which does make sense since the current Touring is the old i30 model.

As you can see, it will be more of a regular hatchback than a wagon. Which the current one is.
It will still be part of the Elantra line.
With the regular sedan, an upcoming coupe and the hatchback, Hyundai is covering pretty much all the bases.
Which no one else seems to be doing in the US. There are no Focus coupe, or Civic hatch in the US.

Let's hope they still offer the glass roof as well...

13 comments:

john m said...

This looks great! I'm seriously considering purchasing this car. It appears to offer most to all of the goodies that the Focus offers but I believe it will be for about $3-4000 less.

Mobis21 said...

Vince you're correct about no one else offering this. I'm in the market for exactly this very type of vehicle.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why Hyundai wants to directly compete with their cousin Kia Forte on all three bodystyles.. they should cede the 5-door to Kia and sell the i30 wagon instead. I know at least two current Touring owners that would gladly buy a new one..

Anonymous said...

If this rendering is even a little close, Hyundai would own the US wagon market with an i30/Elantra Touring!

http://www.auto7.it/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/nuova_hyundai_i30_wagon_render.jpg

Anonymous said...

This is what I have been waiting for. However, Hyundai has to give more feel into the steering! Much like Honda. And gives a REAL 40 mpg on the highway, if not better. Maybe a hybrid? As for competing against the Kia Forte, watch Kia bring the Cee'd! Now that is a jewel of a car!!

Anonymous said...

What a nice looking compact! And, do I see some Mazda inspired front fenders?

Joe said...

I sat in this car at the Frankfurt Auto Show this year and the car, inside and out is very impressive. This will sell very well in the US.

Anonymous said...

This is one hot looking 5-door. I do prefer the more conventional front end treatment of the copper colored one though (Link: http://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2013-i30/800x600/wallpaper_18.htm, Source: Net Car Show). I'm seriously considering this car. I like the current Elantra sedan, but I want the additional utility of the hatchback configuration.

Anonymous said...

I am really disappointed by this. Europe has a fantastic touring wagon (i40) and had hopes of it coming over here. The i30 is just another Small hatch that can't haul anything. I am with the previous comment about desiring a wagon. Check out the i40 on the German site. It is stunning and I am sure would be a great seller (at least I would buy one)

Torrey said...

The hatch looks really nice and all, but we still need the i30 Estate in the states. The true wagon is much more verse than the hatch. If it could be equipped with AWD then it would sell like crazy where I live in the Pacific Northwest. The Impreza really needs some competition!!!

ne1butu said...

It looks okay. A great alternative to the Corolla, and a viable consideration to the Mazda 3 five-door. I'd always get a Mazda versus a Hyundai, but this will surely win on price.

iSpace said...

Vince, they offer the panorama roof glass at least in Korea and the i30 in this photo is not just rendering but a real picture. The production car is exactly same as in this photo.

Anonymous said...

Home run, Hyundai.