Ahead of its reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai has released the official rendering of its 2012 i30 model.
The new model, engineered in Europe at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical facility in Russelsheim, Germany has been designed in the so-called ‘fluidic sculpture’ style.
Hyundai explains that the new design utilizes strong fluid lines inspired by nature and modern architecture to give it a constant three-dimensional presence. The new model is likely to showcase a higher quality design with its hexagonal shaped front grille and jewel-like headlamps.
It is rumoured that the new Hyundai i30 could replace the Elantra Touring model in the US in 2012. Hyundai hopes that the new model will play a significant role in developing its brand image in Europe. The car itself closely resembles that of the recently unveiled Hyundai i40.
The 2012 Hyundai i30 could heat up the competition in the European market which is currently dominated by other models like Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra and Ford Focus.