Hyundai has teased the new i30 facelift for the first time, previewing America's new Elantra GT.
With the 2020 Geneva Motor Show just around the corner, Hyundai and Kia have been teasing some of the new models that will be showcased at the Swiss event. Kia has confirmed the new Sorento will make its world debut at the Swiss expo, while Hyundai has also confirmed the next-generation i20 will be shown at the event. Also debuting at the show will be the new 2021 Hyundai i30 facelift, which has been teased for the first time.
Shown in its sporty N Line guise, the updated Hyundai i30 sports a redesigned front bumper and a new grille with an updated mesh pattern, giving the hatchback a wider look.
Elsewhere, new LED headlamps and V-shaped integrated Daytime Running Lights have been added. In the run-up to the hatchback's debut, Hyundai will share more photos in the coming weeks showing off its new rear bumper, rear lights and alloy wheels available in 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch designs. The interior has also been updated with a new digital instrument cluster and a larger 10.25-inch display, but no photos have been released yet.
The i30 Wagon will also get the sporty N Line treatment, marking the first time this trim will be available on all i30 body styles.
In the US, the closest equivalent to the i30 is the Hyundai Elantra GT, so these changes could carry over to the American model. No powertrain updates were confirmed, but the Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line that's sold in America has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque as well as upgraded suspension and brakes for a sportier drive. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2021 Hyundai i30 will debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off on March 3.