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Frankfurt 11' Preview: Hyundai to Unveil Next-Gen i30

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Hyundai plans to unveil a second-generation of the i30 at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month before it officially goes on sale early next year. The new i30 was designed at Hyundai’s design and engineering center in Russelsheim, Germany.

The new i30 adopts Hyundai’s “fluidic sculpture” design language. Hyundai’s European design chief Thomas Burkle stated, “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.”

“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 recognize the Hyundai design DNA on those two models,”

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe also stated that Hyundai expects the next-generation i30 to play a “significant role” in developing the brand image in Europe.