2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Hyundai i30, which could replace the Hyundai Elantra Touring model in the U.S., was unveiled ahead of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
- Hyundai released photos of the i30, but did not release any technical details.
- The Hyundai i30 and the Elantra share common underpinnings.
"I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a version of the i30 sometime next year in the U.S. market," said Miles Johnson, a Hyundai Motor America spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.com in August.
The Hyundai i30 and the Elantra share common underpinnings. In the U.S., the 2012 Elantra Touring is based on the original i30 wagon.
The new images of the i30 show off the hexagonal-shaped grille that's part of the new "face" of Hyundai and is also used on the 2012 Elantra. Hyundai released a sketch of the redesigned i30 in August.
Hyundai says the look adds "strong personality to the vehicle."
The next-generation Hyundai was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center in Russelsheim, Germany.
Edmunds.com says: A clearer look at what may be the next Hyundai Elantra Touring model here.