Hyundai’s i30 is a classic hatchback. It came to the United States as an Elantra GT and it is set to release a few additional body styles.
A wagonwill be also a part of the lineup and it will be joined by a fastback sedan by the end of this year or maybe the begining of the next.
The fastback in form of prototype will be something like the replacement for the previous-generation i30’s three-door body style
The fastback in form of prototype will be something like the replacement for the previous-generation i30’s three-door body style, which Hyundai didn’t want to renovate. (The three-door hatch has only 10 percent of i30 sales.)
The slim lines of the i30 fastback, unlike the three-door, may attract customers that are seeking more premium options, as usual, such as Mercedes-Benz’s CLA Shooting Brake or Audi’s A3 Sportback, or leastwise that’s the intention.
Technically, vehicle will be totally the same as the i30 hatch. That means that customers will be able to choose from a series of inline-3 and -4 engines. Front-wheel drive will be as usual but it is possible that all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.
Just so you know, there’s still one more i30 model that we keenly wait: the one that it’s called i30 N being made by the Hyundai N performance division. We expect that this vehicle will come in two types, with better offers around 271 horsepower.