Thursday, 29 January 2015
Hyundai begins production of i30 in Europe
Hyundai Motor has begun production of the New i30 at its European production facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in Nošovice, Czech Republic.
New i30, Hyundai’s top seller in Europe, follows the company’s strategy to create cars that are tailored to the needs of European customers.
The second-generation i30, on sale since 2012, has accounted for a fifth of Hyundai’s overall European sales in recent years. The upgraded model is expected to further enhance i30’s position in the competitive European C-segment.
The New i30 range is enhanced with new engines, transmissions, safety and comfort features and refreshed exterior design.
The line-up boasts improved engine efficiency across the new car’s three bodystyles – three-door, five-door and wagon – with fuel consumption and CO emissions as low as 3.6 l/100 km and 94 g/km respectively.
The updated car enhances driver choice with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and expands the model’s appeal with a Nürburgring-tuned 186PS i30 Turbo model.
Powered by a 186PS, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the New i30 Turbo has been developed with a focus on sporty driving dynamics and everyday usability.
Acceleration to 100 km/h is achieved in 8s and top speed is 219 km/h.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company claims it is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. It has has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally.
With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.