Hyundai Elantra next gen ready for Paris along with Kia Pro_cee’d

As Paris Motor Show 2012 commences later this month, Hyundai and Kia will be previewing two new models of their three door hatchbacks. Out of these one will be a 2014 Kia Pro_cee’d and the other a 2014 Hyundai i30, also known as Elantra GT. Where i30 is concerned, this will be a three door, athletic vehicle with Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture. It will be seen with longer front doors giving it an elongated stance.

A new black, hexagonal front grille, sporty looking fog lamps, LED daytime light strips are seen in the front while lower bumpers, sculpted fog lamps and a wider rear design are prominent at the rear of the i30. 16 inch alloy wheels complete its appearance. Engine will include a choice of four engines and five power outputs mated to a six speed manual and automatic transmissions. A U-II 1.6 liter engine will be capable of 128 PS with auto emissions at 97g/km. This vehicle is exclusively being introduced for European markets.

Kia Pro_cee’d three door hatchback is expected to go on sale in the UK by spring 2013 after it makes its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Gasoline options will include a 98 hp 1.4 liter four or a 133 hp 1.6 liter with turbodiesel offering 89 hp and 126 hp respectively.

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-Third member of New Generation i30 family to broaden range’s appeal

-Dynamic styling incorporates new front, side and rear design features

-Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, for Europe

High Wycombe, 14 September 2012 ? Ahead of its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the New Generation i30 three-door has today been revealed. The third member of the New Generation i30 family, the three-door joins the five-door hatchback and the Tourer to extend the broad appeal of Hyundai’s ‘made for Europe’ C-segment range to an even wider audience.

Central to the appeal of the three-door is its distinctive, sporty styling. Incorporating Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language, the new model’s sharply-raked beltline, more angular glasshouse silhouette and longer front doors provide it with a more dynamic profile, and the effect is enhanced by changes to front and rear styling.

A new, black-finished mesh insert and central bar accentuate Hyundai’s hexagonal grille, which is flanked by new, sportier fog lamp clusters consisting of round spots connected to LED daytime running light strips. The mesh treatment is continued in the clusters, and the front-end design is completed by a newly-profiled lower bumper.

At the rear, the remodelled lower bumper area includes new horizontal, sculpted fog lamps that contrast with the upright units of the five-door. These lights and a new black insert at the bottom of the bumper create the impression of a wider, sportier rear design. Exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “The New Generation i30 three-door has been conceived solely for Europe, and will strengthen Hyundai’s presence further in the segment where we have seen our greatest success since 2007. Just as important, its sporty looks ? offering a fresh interpretation of fluidic sculpture ? will generate greater brand awareness and enhance consumer perceptions of Hyundai in Europe.”

New Generation i30 three-door retains the positive characteristics of the five-door, providing high standards of quality, equipment and comfort. Drivers will experience Europe-tuned ride and handling, and can alter the settings of the FLEX STEER system to change steering assistance depending on their preference and prevailing conditions.

The New Generation i30 is offered with a choice of four engines and five power outputs, together with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The highlight of the powertrain range is the ‘U-II’ 1.6-litre diesel engine, generating 128PS yet emitting only 97g/km of CO2. Together, these figures deliver the best power-to-efficiency ratio in the segment.

The New Generation i30 provides the best evidence yet of Hyundai’s commitment to producing cars in Europe, for Europe ? combining the design and engineering expertise of the team at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre in Germany with the proven manufacturing excellence of the company’s Czech factory.

Buyers of the New Generation i30 will benefit from 5 Year Triple Care, comprising a five-year unlimited warranty, five years’ roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.

The New Generation i30 three-door will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show during the company’s press conference at 17:00 (CET) on Thursday 27 September 2012, on the Hyundai booth.

About Hyundai

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 4.1 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 186 countries through some 5,300 dealerships and showrooms. Hyundai Motor UK Ltd has been named Best Car Manufacturer 2012 in the Car Dealer Power Awards 2012, Best Car Manufacturer 2011 by Which? magazine and Car Franchise of the Year by Motor Trader in 2010 and 2011. All passenger cars now come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 year Triple Care package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at