Hyundai is on a roll with its Tourer estates. Have you ogled the svelte-looking i40 wagon recently? Many at CAR have, and Mark Walton will in fact run one as his next long-termer.
Today the Koreans unveil their next practical estate car: the new Hyundai i30 Tourer wagon. It's a polished, slick affair, judging by these first photographs issued ahead of its debut at the 2012 Geneva motor show.
Click here to read our first drive review of the five-door i30 hatchback.
What's new on the Hyundai i30 Tourer estate?
This is a very straightforward translation from hatch to estate. The body is stretched by 185mm to increase the boot space.
At 4485mm long, this new i30 Tourer is 10mm longer than its predecessor. Net result? A whopping 528 litres in the cavernous boot. That's pretty vast for a Golf-class car.
Tumble the rear seats forwards and that swells to 1642 litres. Hyundai claims access to the boot is easy-peasy, thanks to a low-cut tailgate opening.
Engines, spec on the new 2012 Hyundai i30 estate
As you might have guessed, it's i30 business as usual under the bonnet. There's a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines, stretching from 89bhp to 133bhp in output.
No prices or UK details have been announced yet, but all i30s come with Hyundai's watertight five-year warranty, breakdown cover and annual 'health checks'
Allan Rushforth, senior vice president 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.'
Cue adverts with surfboards and mountain bikes and beautiful young families then...
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