Hyundai i30 SR Concept revealed at 2012 Australian Motor Show

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Hyundai has revealed the Hyundai i30 SR Concept at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The hatch showcases a nice little power boost in the engine department as well as a number of distinct interior and exterior highlights.

The i30 SR Concept is one of four ‘SR’ concepts at the show (keep a look out on our front page for more), offering a sporty yet subtle step up in character.

In the i30’s case, power comes from a 2.0-litre GDi petrol engine producing 130kW and 213Nm. This is around 19kW more powerful than the standard i30 2.0 GDi, with a torque boost of around 27Nm.

As for the exterior, the i30 SR Concept shows off unique body styling with a slightly more aggressive front grille, a rear diffuser section, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a number of SR badges in chrome and red.

Other highlights include LED daytime running lights, and a leather/leatherette upholstery with red inserts.

Hyundai will be gauging the public’s reaction to the concept before it makes any decisions in regards to showroom production. Oliver Mann, Hyundai Motor Company Australia marketing director,

“The SR range offers Hyundai the opportunity to gauge customer interest in the expansion of our successful passenger car models into the sports space. Our intent would be to deliver driver enjoyment over outright speed and to offer sporty drivability and everyday practicality in an affordable package.”

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