Will the Hyundai i30 premium hatchback launch in India? We tell you everything that you need to know about this vehicle and its chances for a debut in India.

The Hyundai i30, the premium hatchback of the South Korean automaker has been spied numerous times in our country. The test mule seen in the images is a completely undisguised one. We believe that Hyundai is unlikely to bring the i30 to India anytime soon. The vehicle seen in the images could be here just for some component testing. Likely to be the new BS-VI engine. But, to be very honest, you are never too sure about Hyundai. They surprised us all with the i20 and even the Creta, so maybe, if not now, then in the future, the automaker might consider bringing this premium hatchback to India.

Hyundai i30 India Launch Date

Hyundai had been testing the upcoming model quite extensively over the past few months. The 2017 Hyundai i30 made its public debut at the Paris Auto Show in October 2016.  India could get the premium hatchback by the end of 2019. However, we’re not sure if our market is mature enough for a hatchback that costs around Rs 10 lakhs.

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2017 Hyundai i30 Price in India

2017 Hyundai i30 Petrol Price in India (estimated)

Variant Estimated ex-showroom Price
2017 Hyundai i30 S Petrol Manual INR 9.50 lacs
2017 Hyundai i30 SX Petrol Manual INR 10.50 lacs
2017 Hyundai i30 SX Petrol Automatic INR 12.20 lacs

2017 Hyundai i30 Diesel Price in India (estimated)

Variant Estimated ex-showroom Price
2017 Hyundai i30 L Diesel Manual INR 9.60 lacs
2017 Hyundai i30 S Diesel Manual INR 10.50 lacs
2017 Hyundai i30 SX Diesel Manual INR 12.20 lacs
2017 Hyundai i30 SX Diesel Automatic INR 13.50 lacs

Internationally, the current Hyundai i30 starts at around £15,000. The next generation model will be similarly priced. In India, however, it will come in at a slightly lower price point of around INR 9.5 -10 lakhs. It will be positioned between the Elite i20 and Creta. Hyundai i30 likely to share a lot with Elantra sedan

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2017 Hyundai i30 India – Mileage

Variant Estimated Overall Mileage
2017 Hyundai i30 Petrol Manual Mileage 17 km/l
2017 Hyundai i30 Petrol Automatic Mileage 16 km/l
2017 Hyundai i30 Diesel Manual Mileage 21 km/l
2017 Hyundai i30 Diesel Automatic Mileage 20 km/l

If the 2017 Hyundai i30 gets the aforementioned engines then this is what the fuel mileage figures could look like.

2017 Hyundai i30 India – Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4340 x 1795 x 1455 mm
Kerb Weight 1316 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 395 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Turbo, 1.6 L Turbo Petrol 1.6 L Turbo Diesel
Power 140 PS, 204 PS 130 PS
Torque 145 Nm/160 Nm 220 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic
Mileage 17 kpl/16 kpl 21 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes (2 DIN Touchscreen)
Airbags Yes

Note – Specifications mentioned in the above table are speculative. Actual figures may vary.

India is likely to get the 1.4 L petrol and 1.6 L diesel engines with automatic and manual transmission options. For international markets, the other engine choice on offer will include 1.6 L Turbo Petrol. An interesting addition to the 2017 Hyundai i30 lineup will be the new ‘N’ version from Hyundai’s performance division. The 2017 Hyundai i30 N is likely to get a 2.0 L turbocharged petrol motor.

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2017 Hyundai i30 Exterior Design

Hyundai has released images of the new 2017 i30. The new model will make its first public appearance in October at the Parsi Motor Show. It features Hyundai’s updated hexagonal grille, sleek headlamps with projector units and LED DRLs up front. Styling is in line with Hyundai Fluidic Design Sculpture 2.0. The rear end gets horizontal split tail lamps with LED detailing. Over the past few years, Hyundai has constantly been churning out some seriously good looking cars and the 2017 Hyundai i30 to just as striking as the rest. It will be available in three body styles – 5 door hatchback, estate and 4 door coupe.

2017 Hyundai i30 Dimensions

Length 4340 mm
Width 1795 mm
Height 1455 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Weight 1316 kg +

2017 Hyundai i30 Interior Design

Unlike the old generation i30, that took its interiors from the previous-gen Elantra, the new one boasts an all-new interior that is quite different from that of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. The new dashboard design looks very modern and features a dual-tone theme. It features an asymmetric centre console with a ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment setup. The India-spec 2017 Hyundai i30 could get a black-beige interior.

2017 Hyundai i30 India – Features

Being a premium hatchback, expect the 2017 Hyundai i30 to come loaded with features. Some of the highlights will include –

  • Stylish Hexagonal Front Grille with Chrome Highlights
  • New Stylish Bumper with Sporty Air dam
  • Upmarket LED DRLs
  • HID setup for stylish Headlamps
  • ‘Dynamic Bending Lights’ feature for headlamp
  • Stylish alloy wheels
  • LED taillights
  • Gesture-based boot lid release feature
  • LED lighting for door handles

Interior Features

  • Memory Function for Front Seats
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Android Connectivity
  • Siri Eyes Free and Pandora Connectivity
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Interface
  • Park Assist with Rear Camera
  • Dual Zone Aircon

2017 Hyundai i30 Safety Features

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Tire Air Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag
  • Blind Spot Detection System
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane-changing Assist

Hyundai i30 Images (Old Generation)

The demand for premium hatchbacks has grown in the past few year with cars such as the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Baleno tasting tremendous success. However, the 2017 Hyundai i30 is a much bigger and a more premium offering than those two. Therefore, it will be significantly more expensive with prices falling in the sedan and small SUV territory. We’re not sure if the Indian market is mature enough for such a product. At the same time, however, the i20, when launched in India for the first time, wasn’t expected to taste as much success as it did. The 2017 Hyundai i30 could be an interesting addition to Hyundai’s lineup in India

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