Inspirational 'i'

With the i30, Hyundai introduces a new model range, firmly positioned in the European lower medium or C segment. Designed for those who want stylish practicality with an elegant flair, the i30 is aimed at customers who want something different, but with proven integrity and quality.

Now finally available in Malta, the i30, launched last Thursday, is an ambassador of the new Hyundai brand in Europe, the carmaker said in a statement.

"i" stands for inspiration, one of the three pillars of Hyundai's European brand promise (quality, self-assured, inspiring). But "i" also stands for intelligence and integrity, and that is what customers have come to expect from Hyundai; and for innovative, which is what the i30 is all about.

In all these forms "i" lies at the core of any Hyundai brand promise. From this promise the "i" badge is a natural development.

Flowing curves, emphasised by strong character lines, highlight the broad stance and long wheelbase of the i30. The clearly defined, unbroken waistline unifies the classic proportions.

The distinguished frontal styling, sporting but non-aggressive, represents the new design identity of Hyundai. The pronounced dual intake seems to mould effortlessly into the bonnet and A pillar lines.

The upsweep of the rear window lines mirrors the lower character line. The sculpted rear appearance is achieved by a combination of qualified curves that extend the waistline and reflect the curvaceous front and side styling.

The long wheelbase and generous width of the i30, combined with Hyundai's acknowledged skill in interior space packaging have produced an interior fully focused on class-leading comfort, functionality and practicality.

Dynamic refinement has been applied to every aspect, including air management, the light airy ambience, seating comfort and intuitive ergonomics.

There is a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines, starting with the 1.4-litre 105 bhp petrol and the 1.6-litre 90 bhp Diesel.

The i30 was conceived from the beginning as a driver's car. The clarity of the instruments, tilt and telescope steering wheel, supportive sporty seats and optimal gearshift positioning are all evidence of this.

For extra clarity, LCD technology has been used for the central info display and the instrument panel mounted display and warning lights.

Two-tone interior trim, with special attention to the upholstery fabrics and materials has produced an elegant and fresh, highly 'European' interior environment.

To mark the launch of this important model, Hyundai is offering free weekend breaks for two on half-board and usage of spa facilities at the exclusive Fortina five-star spa resort hotel to all those clients who will be purchasing an i30 during the Open Week, which starts tomorrow.

During Open Week the Hyundai showroom will be operating on extended opening hours, Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on the Hyundai i30 visit the Hyundai showroom in Birkirkara Road, Birkirkara, or


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