The Hyunda i30 hatchback caused quite a stir when it was unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Now the wagon version of this attractive Korean is headed to Geneva, and Hyundai has released official images ahead of time.
Visually, the i30 wagon sports the Hyundai's familial face of the hexagonal grille flanked by narrow, angled headlamps with sweeping elements along the inside of the bonnet. The long roofline slopes as it reaches the rear of the vehicle and a pronounced line runs all the way along the car to the rear.
Size, obviously, has increased. The length of the wagon is 4 485 mm, while the boot space is generous at 528 dm3. This increases to 1 642 dm3 when the rear seat backs are folded flat.
The i30 wagon makes use of the same engines that do duty in the hatchback variant – three petrol and three diesel variants. Power outputs range between 65 and 100 kW. The 1,6-litre variable geometry turbodiesel delivers just over 94 kW available at 4 000 r/min, while the 1,6-litre GDI (gasoline direct injection) petrol engine pushes out just short of 100 kW and 164 N.m of torque.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: "The New Generation i30 has been widely praised for its style, quality, and value. Our new wagon offers all of those attributes plus even greater load-carrying capacity. We expect it to appeal strongly to those looking for stylish and flexible practicality, especially active families."
The Hyundai i30 hatchback will be launched in the third quarter of this year.