2017 Hyundai i30 spy shots revealed
The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied in a new state of undress this week, offering a clearer look at its outside and the best look yet at its cabin.
These new shots reveal the upcoming 2016 i30 with a dramatically reduced covering, swapping most of its heavy camouflage panels for a light vinyl wrap.
The subtle new camouflage offers a new look at the new model’s curving door panels tapered D-panel, above softly flared wheel arches.
The model spied here is largely identical to the vehicle caught in tow-testing last month, although the larger wheels in low-profile tyres, matched to dual exhaust tips at the rear, suggests it could be a high-spec SR model.
It is unlikely to be the hero i30 N model, however, with an earlier spied prototype shown with dual chrome-finished tips sitting a little further inboard, beneath a notably larger rear wing atop the hatch.
This latest batch of images also brings a clear look at the new i30’s dashboard, revealing a distinctly different design to that featured in the cabin of the hatch’s traditional sibling, the new Elantra sedan.
A large tablet-style dash dominates the top of the two-tone dashboard, flanked on either side by switches and dials. Air-conditioning controls sit further down, below a pair of horizontal vents.
Hyundai’s new-look steering wheel is also featured, ahead of conventional instrument dials that likely also flank a multi-information display screen.
The absence of any of the requisite hot-hatch accents and highlights add to the argument that this is not the hi-po N model, although the lightly bolstered seats and thick steering grips do point to an SR variant.
The new i30 is expected to make its global debut at October’s Paris motor show.
- Mike Stevens, caradvice.com.au