Hyundai unveils the 2012 i30 in the Middle East

Posted on May 6, 2012 by

The New Generation i30 has now arrived in the Middle East. Following Hyundai’s ‘Modern Premium’ philosophy, the company claims the i30 offers consumers a stylish and refined compact-size car with enhanced quality, performance and efficiency compared to the previous model.

Designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Germany, the New Generation i30 will build on the success of its predecessor, which was the first ‘i’ product in Hyundai’s range and introduced new standards of quality and driveability to the company’s product line-up. It comes to the Middle East in two models, the GL and GLS.

The new comes with a choice of two petrol engines – a 1.6 D-CVVT unit, returning 130bhp or a 150bhp 1.8 litre powerplant.  They are available with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Hyundai claims a real-world range of up to 1400 km between fill-ups.

The i30 comes with many standard and optional safety features that include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). Dependent on model, the i30 is also available with EPB (Electric parking brake) and a six airbags, including side, curtain and knee airbags.

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