After i10 and i20, Korean car major Hyundai Motor Company is s planning to launch its Hyundai i30 in India. Hyundai i30 is the new enterent of 'i' series. Hyundai i30 is a 'C' segment hatchback car which was showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show in Chiba. The saucy new Hyundai i30 is the latest four wheeled candy designed by the Hyundai European Team in Germany - it is the big daddy of siblings i10 and i20. Along with i10 and i20, i30 will spawn a series of new naming scheme with models bearing the ‘I’ prefix. Hyundai plans to launch an entire series of models starting with i10, i20, i30, i40 and i50.
The Korean giant hyundai believes that the new generation cars would be ideal for the fast growing Indian market. Hyundai will offer a variety of diesel and gasoline engines with the i30, ranging from 90 to 140 horsepower. A choice of either an automatic transmission to a five-speed all-synchro gearbox will be offered. The i30 features dual front, side, and curtain airbags, active headrests, seatbelt pretensioning and seatbelt reminders. The hatchback measures 4,245 mm long, 1,765 mm wide and 1,480 mm high. A wheelbase of 2,650 mm offers significant interior space for a vehicle of this size. Total luggage space is 340 liters with the rear seats upright. Features of Hyundai i30 : * 15” alloy wheels * Air conditioning * Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) * Front active headrests * Front and rear electric windows * Front fog lights * Glove compartment with cooling function * Heated electric door mirrors * iPod/USB and Aux input connections * Remote central locking with deadlocks and alarm * Six airbags * Steering wheel mounted audio controls According to the company top brass, the entire portfolio of Hyundai’s new i-series cars will drive into India one after the other. Hyundai believes that the premium i30 and i40 cars too would be accepted wholeheartedly by the Indian car buyers. The Senior Executive Vice-President, Mr Jae Won Lee, Hyundai Motor Company, said that the hyundai i30 will be launched by the end of 2009.