Hyundai is launching its new European C-Segment car, the i30, first shown at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2007.
The i30 offers a range of newly developed gasoline and diesel engines, with the new 1.6-liter diesel being the most fuel-efficient at 4.7 l/100km (50 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 125 g/km.
The 1.6-liter engine offers 85 kW (113 hp) and 255 Nm (188 lb-ft) of torque. A 2.0-liter cousin offers 103 kW (138 hp) of power and 304 Nm (224 lb-ft) of torque with fuel consumption of 5.5 l/100km (42.8 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 191 g/km.
Both diesels feature Variable Geometry Turbo-charging (VGT), low friction balance shaft technology and high-pressure common rail diesel injection for minimised engine originated NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is standard.
Five and six-speed manual gearboxes and a four-speed automatic transmission are available, depending on the model. Automatic transmission is offered as an option with the 1.6-liter gasoline and diesel variants. The range-topping 2.0-liter diesel has a six-speed manual gearbox to help maximise the engine’s performance potential.
At the entry-level, a new 80 kW (108 hp) 1.4 liter gasoline engine offers fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100km (38.6 mpg US). A newly developed 1.6-liter gasoline engine nudges up fuel consumption to 6.2 l/100km, but delivers 90 kW (120 hp) and 154 Nm (114 lb-ft) torque.
The i30 is the first Hyundai to carry the "i" in its name, marking Hyundai’s new branding approach. Future vehicles in other segments will also carry the i letter.