The New Generation i30: how it’s made [VIDEO]

- Designed, developed and manufactured on the continent, the New Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe.

The New Generation i30 is being produced at Hyundai Motor's state-of-the-art European manufacturing facility in Nošovice, Czech Republic, alongside models such as the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai ix20. Having opened in 2008, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech Company (HMMC) is the most modern automotive plant in Europe. In June 2016, the two millionth car rolled off the production line.

Built to be a car for everyone

The cars are put together by 3,300 highly-skilled employees and 500 high-tech robots that use advanced technology to transform high-strength Hyundai steel into timeless design on a single production line. 1,500 vehicles are assembled every day, with four different models on a single production line. The factory produces 350,000 cars each year, and exports to 58 countries.

Robots working in tandem on the New Generation i30 at HMMC in Nošovice fuse high-strength steel together

When it comes to applying paintwork to the i30 bodies, 60 robots are used to apply 12 colours. These are then checked by 300 quality experts to ensure high standards at each stage of the process.

Buyers of the New Generation i30 can choose between a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. 453,000 transmissions are produced at HMMC every year. These are mated to small displacement downsized turbocharged engines, such as the new 1.4 T-GDi, to offer drivers high responsiveness and lower consumption.

Tested on HMMC’s own test track

To ensure that the highest quality standards are met, each car is rigorously tested on the factory’s own test track before being shipped to showrooms across the continent. This enables Hyundai Motor to provide its industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.

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