Hyundai i30 India Launch Could Happen will be more premium offering against its global rivals in India
We recently have come across some spy shots of the Hyundai i30 hatchback. It was spied on the outskirts of Chennai. Interestingly, the car was being tested on the Indian soil for the very first time. Now before you get too excited, let us remind you that this car won’t likely be launched in our market. That’s all down to the segment that this car belongs to. The i30 is a VW Golf rival and yes its bigger dimensions mean it’ll attract more taxes. The big hatchback is also propelled via a larger motor, details of which are currently unknown. A bigger engine will also push the car’s price higher and hence it won’t survive in a market like ours.
What is clearly visible in the spy shots is its resemblance to the Elantra saloon, especially from the front. It is easy for one to mistake it for a facelifted Elantra. The reason is that the car is based on the Elantra platform and carries a lot of visual and mechanical cues. It is possible that Hyundai brought this car for component testing. If Hyundai were to ever launch this car in India, it could be priced similarly to the Creta pushing it into the premium category. The latest iteration of the i30 was showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and was a hit due to its unique styling.
In the foreign markets, the i30 is sold in various petrol and diesel guises. Transmission options vary too. Hyundai has equipped the car with tonnes of features like radar guided cruise control, ABS, driver and passenger airbags, autonomous emergency brake system and much more. Going with the norms it gets a floating 8-inch touchscreen which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Signature Hyundai design is seen on the interior with swoopy panels and top notch fit and finish. Should Hyundai launch the i30 in India? Could it generate the interest like the other Hyundai’s? We would love to hear your opinion about it.
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