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Old 02-04-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
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Default 2012 Hyundai i30: VW Golf Rival Spied Inside and Out

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There's been a lot of confusion lately about the spy pictures of the next Hyundai i30. To elaborate, many readers on various websites and forums supported that the scoops may be showing a Kia. Thanks to some additional work from our spy photographers, we can now put the brand speculations to rest. What you see here is indeed a Hyundai, with this being proved by the brand's logo on the alloy wheels as well as the typical Hyundai styling of the interior.

Okay, so we've established it's a Hyundai, but could it be the new five-door Accent? Well, we doubt it because we saw the new Accent hatch at last month's Montreal Auto Show in Canada and it looks quite different inside and out. So that leaves us with the i30 (and yes, our spy photographer assured us it was larger than the...i20).

With that out of the way, let's see what we can find out from these spy photos. Although the prototype is carefully bagged up, it's pretty clear that the new i30 will be a sleeker proposal to look at with an edgier exterior design than the current model.

As mentioned previously, our scoopers also managed to snap the first photos of the i30's interior and as you can see, the styling is very close to the Veloster coupe. The dashboard has swoopy lines darting to and fro, a pronounced center console and a pair of deeply set instrument gauges.

However, instead of the Veloster's three-spoke steering wheel, the five-door hatchback gets a more conventional four-spoke version.

What lies under the hood remains a mystery for now, but buyers should expect a choice of four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines including the new 1.6-liter petrol with direct-injection and around 140-ponies.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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I thought the veloster was already the Golf rival?

So is this thing going to be a 5-door version of the odd Veloster, and in addition to a rumored 5-door wagon-let Elantra?
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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i30 (i**) is a naming scheme Hyundai uses in Europe. i30 is an Elantra Touring here.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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I wondered for a second if this was going to be the Elantra 5-door.

I guess it is.

Kinda like the Kia Forte 5-door that they have already announced.
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