Hyundai has revealed a facelifted version of its i30 model ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month.
As part of the facelift, Hyundai has added a 48 mild-hybrid option added to the 120hp 1.0-litre petrol engine, as does the 136hp 1.6-litre diesel engine. Performance and efficiency information has not been released at this stage.
As part of the refresh, the exterior features a wider-looking stance than before, including a wider grille, while at the rear the vehicle features a new bumper design.
Inside, it features a new seven-inch digital cluster and a new 10.25-inch navigation touchscreen which Hyundai said “enables a more modern and individual driving experience.”
It also offers full compatibility with Android Auto and Apple Car Play and the company said that starting in summer 2020, wireless phone mirroring will be introduced, meaning customers do not require a cable to connect their phone, while the the new i30 also offers wireless phone charging.
Safety features offered include Lane Following Assist, which automatically adjusts steering to help keep the vehicle centred in its lane as well as a Rear Collision-avoidance Assist (RCA) system which can activate the brakes to avoid a collision when the car is in reverse.
The i30 also introduces a LVDA (Leading Vehicle Departure Alert), a system which warns the driver when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving forward and they don’t react quickly enough – for example, at traffic lights.
“By listening to our customers, we’ve determined there is a need for a safe, reliable car in the segment that also offers modern features such as state-of-the-art connectivity and efficient powertrains – and that looks good,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The new i30 covers our customers’ needs while still being available at an attractive price point. It really has a universal appeal.”