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The 2013 Hyundai i30. The Elantra Just Got Smaller.

Updated September 17, 2012

The 2012 Paris Auto Show has just come to a close, and all of the automotive world is a tizzy with the new toys, all of the Big Boys will be dreaming about for about the next month or so. So in this segment we will go over a brand that has spent some time making sure that they stay in the running with the rest of the Big Dogs of the world.

 Hyundai has been proving their worth time and time with a constant flow of automotive achievements over the past few years, and now they’re bringing another stable card to the table. The 2013 Hyundai i30 2013 hyundai i30is a car that is pretty familiar in Europe, and well known as the Hyundai Elantra in the US, but like always what’s hot in Europe, isn’t that hot in the US. So what that in mind Hyundai introduced their European 2013 i30 model right before the Paris Auto Show, and the buzz about it has not stopped since. The new, and pretty flashy three(3) door 2013 Hyundai i30 is something to behold, to say the least. The front fascia of the i30 has some features of the Hyundai Veloster, that stands out and begs for attention. The curvaceous front end, plays to the rest of the car’s exotic like features. Sultry body lines, keep the i30’s shape very fluid, but rigid at the same time. Like some other automakers, the 2013 Hyundai i30 is sporting a slightly sloped, and tapered roof line that helps accentuate that great looking rear end. A new added feature that comes with the three(3) door i30, is a set of slightly enlarged doors, for better access for any passengers needing to sit in the back of the car.Hyundai 2013 i30 three door

The European version of the 2013 Hyundai i30’s power plant will be a revamped 1.6L diesel engine that’s pushing out over 125hp, which is pretty respectable by Europe’s standards of emissions. Being that this is the smaller of the i30/Elantra family, it’s safe bet that there will be some more engine options coming to the i30 soon. Until then, no new source of information has been put forth about any more engine options, or even if there will be a more powerful US version in the works.     


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