64th Frankfurt International Motor Show 2011 New Hyundai i30

Aug 10, 2011
Author: Evgeniy Sherstobitov
Photos: Hyundai
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Hyundai has released the first rendering of the next-generation i30.
The all-new i30 was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, and represents the next evolution of the form language, ‘fluidic sculpture’ – the company’s distinctive design DNA.

The ‘fluidic sculpture’ ethos utilises flowing lines inspired by nature and modern architecture to give a constant three-dimensional presence to Hyundai vehicles, and was introduced as the Hyundai ix-onic concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.  Since this debut, ‘fluidic sculpture’ has become the design language behind all new Hyundai models launched in Europe.

Thomas Burkle, Chief Designer, Hyundai Motor Europe commented:  “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 recognise the Hyundai design DNA on those two models.”

“The hexagonal appearance is unique to Hyundai, with the jewel-like front headlamps which flank the grille adding a strong personality to the vehicle, as well as a sense of refinement and luxury,” Thomas Bürkle added.

“Under our brand slogan ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities’, our European team of designers have sculpted a car which truly looks at home on European roads thanks to its bold and confident appearance.  We are very excited about revealing the car for the first time in Frankfurt next month.”
It will be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
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