Brenda Priddy & Co. reports that it was a little more than two months ago when Hyundai introduced the all-new i30 to the world—also known as the Elantra Touring—but the automaker left plans for North American release in limbo. Now, sources have informed Priddy to expect the new i30 to arrive in the United States in time for the ’13 model year.
Priddy's team expects the coupe version of the Elantra to debut at the Chicago Auto Show and the i30 Touring to follow shortly after.
While a complete walk-around of the vehicle was not possible, these photos show the U.S. spec version of the i30 with fog lamps borrowed from the Hyundai Accent and not from the i30 previously shown in Europe.
Whether or not modifications will be made to the North American version when it goes on sale in late 2012 remain to be seen. Priddy and the crew will keep us updated as soon as more details are made available.
Photo Credit: Brian Williams for Brenda Priddy & Co.