Hyundai has released a first teaser photo of the next generation i30, the C-segment hatchback making its world debut at the Frankfurt show next month.

Appropriately, as the line is a top seller in Europe, the i30 was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe technical centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “We expect this next-generation i30 to play a significant role in developing our brand image in Europe and strengthen the vehicle’s position as our best-seller in Europe. Since 2007, the name i30 has become synonymous with quality, reliability and low emissions in Europe, and we hope that, amongst others, the terms emotional appeal and style will be added to the list with the introduction of this dynamic new model.”