Hyundai i30 2013 goes on sale in the GCC
Korean carmaker Hyundai have added the 2013 i30 hatchback to their range of cars available in the Middle East.
Banking on the i30’s success in Europe and the favoritism it has won in many car awards, Hyundai hopes to mimic the same success in the GCC.
The i30 was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Germany.
Essentially an Elantra hatchback, the 2013 model will resonate Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design ethos as seen in other cars in the family. It will feature Hyundai’s signature frontal feature – the hexagonal-shaped grille and LED daytime running lights making it tastefully distinctive compared other cars in it’s class.
Customers are offered a choice of two petrol engines – a 128 hp 1.6-litre unit or a 148 hp 1.8-litre motor. All engines can be had with either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission, though only automatic models will be available in the UAE. Hyundai claim that taking into consideration the 53-litre fuel tank and the car’s fuel efficiency, the i30 will drive you a good 1400 km between petrol stations.
The i30 comes to the Middle East in two models, the GL and GLS.