Hyundai has published the first official rendering of its upcoming all-new i30 C-segment hatchback, which will be unveiled in the flesh at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.
The all-new i30, designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, is built to be a next evolutionary step in Hyundai’s design credo of ‘fluidic sculpture’.
Designed to use flowing lines inspired by nature and modern architecture to give a constant and recognisable three-dimensional presence to Hyundai’s vehicles, ‘fluidic sculpture’ has been the company’s primary design ethos since the launch of the ix-onic concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
“When designing the new i30, we used strong, fluid lines to sculpt a car which looks athletic while exuding a sense of constant motion, even when stationary,” claimed Hyundai’s chief designer Thomas Bürkle. “From the rendering, you can see how we managed to give the car a bold stance, transmitting a confident attitude through sporty characteristics and dynamic proportions. In this way, the car is very close to the recently unveiled i40, and we want people to recognise the Hyundai design DNA on those two models.”
Currently, the company is keeping the specifications of the revised i30 under wraps, with details on engine choices expected to be revealed a the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year. Pricing has not been confirmed, but is expected to be on a par with the current generation i30.