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The i30, a euro-only hatchback.

You can get it in certain parts of Asia, too.

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I thought it was a rebadged last-gen Accord in the first picture.

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The i30, a euro-only hatchback.

Wow - that's giving off a strong Mazda3 vibe to me:

Hyundai_i30-23.jpg

mazda3_hatch_accessories_RHD_IE.jpg

-RBB

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Chances are, well, I think, they(Hyundai) will use that very same car, modify it a little bit on the back end and use it as the upcomming Elantra Touring.

http://69.89.21.67/~pittsbu4/cheersandgear...showtopic=21448

The link of the thread I made about a week ago that got buried. Well, if you want to go to the link directly, it's:

http://jalopnik.com/cars/spy-photos/pre+pr...-guy-321233.php

The spy video that has the camo on.

and this is the Kia version, the Ceed. (also called X'Ceed I think):

kia-ceed-19-05-07.jpg

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the plate on the front says i30... you couldn't just google "hyundai i30"? ;)

Excuse me for not realizing it was a name...you know, how most non luxury cars have real names.

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Ugly? Is that the right answer?

Considering it's a mix of Opel Astra and Mazda3 (besides the rear) I'd say you'd have to be crazy to think so. Unoriginal, yes. Ugly, no.

Edited by blackviper8891

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Considering it's a mix of Opel Astra and Mazda3 (besides the rear) I'd say you'd have to be crazy to think so. Unoriginal, yes. Ugly, no.

Mixing nice bits doesn't necessarily have it stay nice. The Chinese have tried that and failed miserably.

I have to say I rather have the Kia version than this one.

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Mixing nice bits doesn't necessarily have it stay nice. The Chinese have tried that and failed miserably.

I have to say I rather have the Kia version than this one.

Doesn't guarantee ugliness, either. It's not an unattractive vehicle by any means, and the styling cues mix nicely.

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The rumor has it that Hyundai and Kia originally planned them for US as well, but later scrap the idea thinking about the price conflict. I think I saw on one of the magazine that actually tested the Kia version that said that it would cost way more to sell that here. I don't know how that will going to be that way since these are just another small cars that will never sell anyway in US, but....

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