Hyundai i30 comes to America as the 2018 Elantra GT. But the Indian version is not the same.
At last year’s Paris Auto Show, Hyundai revealed its clean and classy i30 hatchback. The company has fulfilled promise that it would arrive in the US as the Elantra GT with even more power .
The European i30 features an array of gas and diesel engines. In the United States, the least powerful Elantra GT is the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 162 horsepower. A Sport version will be offered with Hyundai’s 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter.
But the current-generation i30 is sold in North America as the Hyundai Elantra GT and the i30 will likely be introduced real soon as the 2018 Elantra GT five-door. But will that be same for Indian market ?
In Europe, the i30 will offer four powertrain . Six-speed manual and seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearboxes are on duty to send power to the front wheels.
None of these engines design and colour should normally be same for Indian buyers. But why ?