2013 Hyundai i30 launch in Australia next year: India launch not certain

Hyundai Australia have announced that they are set to launch their new i30 by early 2013. This new car will feature enhanced space, higher level…

Hyundai Australia have announced that they are set to launch their new i30 by early 2013. This new car will feature enhanced space, higher level of efficiency and state of the art fine tuning and additional storage space which will make it a convenient and compatible traveler over longer distances. Hyundai i30 will be offered in two trim levels – Active and Elite, both of which will be available in petrol and diesel engine options.

New i30′s petrol engine will be a 1.6 liter GDi engine offering 99 kW at 6300 rpm and 164 Nm torque at 4850 rpm. The diesel engine counterpart will offer 94 kW at 4000 rpm and 260 Nm torque at 1900-2750rpm. Both these engines will be mated to a six speed manual or automatic gearbox. The i30 wagon will start at prices of A$22,990 (Rs 13.14 lakhs) for the base model and work its way up to A$27,590 (Rs 15.76 lakhs) for top of the range.

All variants will be offered with enhanced safety features ranging from Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System with ABS and EBD. The body will be of high tensile steel and 7 airbags will be available within its hold. As Hyundai i30 sits on a longer wheelbase of 2650mm, storage space will be at 528 liters which can be increased by 150 liter if rear seats are folded down adding another 326 liters if second row seats are also done away with. Hyundai India is yet to confirm the launch of the i30.

Source: NRMA