We weren't aware of the Toronto Batman before we saw this video, but apparently he gets around. Making a stop in London, he crashes a review of the Hyundai i30 by journalist Rory Reid and – being a rather high-strung Canadian Batman still upset about his parents being dead – starts off by issuing an uncomplimentary single-word verdict on every one of the i30's features.
Based on the can't-make-enough status of the Hyundai Elantra, the public hasn't gotten tired of Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design theme. Based on this commercial for the Hyundai i30, we admit that we haven't either. The five-door sold in Europe and based on the Kia Cee'd platform shows us what we can generally expect from the upcoming Elantra Touring replacement.
The Hyundai i30 isn't just any ordinary Euro-market compact hatchback. Flash back to 2009 and remember that the i30 was brought over to the United States as the Elantra Touring, and while it didn't make an enormous splash, Hyundai officials tell us they are still committed to offering the Touring model here in the States. And with a stylish new i30 ready for the importing, the rakish Elantra sedan will now have an attractive five-door counterpart to do battle with the Ford Focus and Mazda3.
On this side of the ocean, we're used to our Hyundais having names like Accent and Elantra. But overseas the Korean automaker has an entirely separate range with names like i20 and i30. And Hyundai is preparing to unveil the latest of the latter at the rapidly approaching Frankfurt Motor Show.