New Hyundai i30 spied – With 1.6 liter diesel engine from Creta SUV?

Upon launch Hyundai i30 premium hatchback would cost as much as mid size sedans and SUVs. Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Mr Shyam Sundar S. for sharing these spy shots.

Hyundai is actively testing the new i30 hatchback in India. Recently, the hatchback was spotted on test wearing a 1.6D badge, indicating that it is being tested with a 1.6 liter diesel engine. This could be the same engine which powers the Hyundai Creta and Verna in India.

Spied in Chennai, the i30 if launched in India is expected to sit between the i20 and Creta in the company line up. International spec Hyundai i30 stands at 4,340mm in length, 1,795mm in width and 1,455mm in height. It has kerb weight of 1,316kgs.

Speaking about exteriors, the new Hyundai i30 gets a large hexagonal grille in the front, new headlamps and LED DRLs along with projector lamps and horizontal split tail lamps with LEDs. In terms of features, the Hyundai i30 would get both driver and passenger comforts.

It will boast of a Fluidic Sculpture Design and will be a fully loaded car offering competition not only the premium hatchbacks, but also to some mid size sedans and SUVs. It will be seen with a host of safety features among which will be electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, 7 airbags, hill assist control and 17” double spoke alloy wheels.

Hyundai i30 is currently on sale in European and US markets where it is powered by engines complying with Euro VI emission norms. If launched in India, the new Hyundai i30 could get a 1.6 liter petrol and 1.6 liter diesel engine as is seen powering the Hyundai Verna and Creta.

The 1.6 liter petrol will offer 121 bhp power and 151 Nm torque while the 1.6 liter diesel engine will be capable of 126 bhp power and 260 Nm torque. Both engines will get mated to 6 speed manual transmission while a 6 speed automatic could also be on offer.