Spotted testing in Germany near Hyundai’s Nurburgring-based test centre, these testers can be seen sporting a bold new version of the brand’s hexagonal grille design.
Light camouflage disguises the finer details, although it is clear that both models will take their inspiration from the premium new Genesis sedan in adopting a larger and sharpened grille design.
For both models, the new grille design will replace the more finely integrated mouth featured in the current generation.
And, like the recently spied 2015 Veloster update, it is clear the new grille design will eventually work its way across the wider Hyundai line-up.
Changes to the i30 and i40 for 2015 are expected to focus largely on styling and interior tweaks, with both likely to feature a carry-over mechanical package.
In Australia, the i40 is currently offered with 130kW/213Nm 2.0 litre petrol and 100kW/320Nm 1.7 litre diesel diesel engines, along with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
For the smaller i30, there’s 98kW/163Nm 1.6, 107kW/175Nm 1.8 and 129kW/209Nm 2.0 litre petrol engines, and a 94kW/260Nm 1.6 diesel. Transmissions include six-speed manual and auto options.
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