2017 Hyundai i30: Production Starts In Czech Republic [VIDEO]

Dec 18, 2016 07:33 AM EST | Joanne Zamora

Hyundai Motor Company has already started the production of its all-new Hyundai i30 hatchback in Czech Republic at their Nošovice plant. The first cars will be available at dealerships across the region this January.

The Hyundai i30 was first shown in public at the Paris Auto Show as a compact hatchback that is known as the Elantra GT in the United States. The i30 is designed, developed, and now, manufactured, in Europe. Hyundai's factory in the Czech Republic also manufactures models like the Tucson, the ix20, and the last i30, with its facilities that recently expanded its annual production capability to 350,000 cars.

According to Types Cars, Hyundai Europe is able to provide their industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage warranty to its models because of the plant's highest standards of quality. The Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, Thomas Schmid, said the company was hoping to repeat the success of the New Generaion i30's predecessors. Over 800,000 of these previous models have been sold since 2008 in the continent.

Three petrol and three diesel engines will be available with the new Hyundai i30, according to Carscoops. The petrol type launches with a naturally aspirated 1.4-liter petrol with 100PS (99hp) and with torque of 134 Nm (99lb-ft), while the range-topping petrol version is powered by the new turbo-charged 1.4-liter T-GDI with 140PS (138hp) and torque of 242Nm (178lb-ft).

Hyundai will be offering the Hyundai i30 with a 1.6-liter diesel in three available power options: 95PS (94hp) with 280Nm (2017lb-ft) of torque, 110PS (108hp) with 280Nm (2017lb-ft) of torque, and 136PS (134hp) with up to 300Nm (221lb-ft) of torque. The new 1.4-liter T-GDI and the two most powerful diesel versions shall also be offered with an optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The all-new Hyundai i30 is aiming to be one of the top models in its segment. In fact, it could challenge the usual bestsellers, like the VW Golf.

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