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2017 Hyundai i30 teased ahead of Paris debut

by Ronan Glon

The next Elantra GT is taking shape.

Hyundai has published a trio of dark teaser images that preview the next-generation i30.

The i30 is a compact, Golf-sized hatchback sold as the Elantra GT in the United States. Designed entirely in Europe, the next-gen model will usher in Hyundai's next design language with a hexagonal grille framed by thick chrome-look trim, and a set of swept-back headlights. It will also be more spacious than the current model thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase.

The next i30 will spawn Hyundai's first full-blown hot hatch. Developed by the company's newly-formed N sub-brand, the i30 N will boast a 2.0-liter turbo four tuned to pump out 260 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission will come standard, and a dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be offered at an extra cost a little later in the production run. The i30 N will likely make the trip across the Atlantic with a different name, though it won't debut until next year at the earliest.

We'll be on-location in the French capital late next month to bring you live images of the next-gen Hyundai i30 as soon as it's unveiled. Hyundai will show the Euro-spec model in Paris, and we'll likely have to wait until the Los Angeles Auto Show to see the new U.S.-spec Elantra GT.

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