#IAA: i30 targets fleets

Time 1:37 am, September 21, 2011

dsc_0354aHYUNDAI’s second-generation i30 Frankfurt star has got the fleet market firmly in its sights.

The Korean firm is targeting 50 per cent take-up of the i30 to be the fleet market in Europe, with ambitions of 120,000 units in a full-year going to fleet companies.

Along with the i40, Hyundai sees the i30 to be a ‘brand ambassador’ and a ‘quality benchmark’ in changing perceptions of the firm’s models. Key to this is the i30’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design which combines a sporty appearance and a look of quality and refinement.

Six engines will be available in the i30 – three petrols and three diesels – from 89 to 133bhp, with the pick of the range is expected to be the 126bhp, 1.6-litre VGT diesel. Hyundai is expecting a 50:50 split between diesel and petrol.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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