► New Hyundai i30 estate revealed
► Debut at 2017 Geneva motor show
► Sensible space and sleek(er) style
The new, more practical estate version of the Hyundai i30 is making its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show.
Dubbed the i30 Wagon in other markets – it’ll still be named Tourer for us Brits – it follows hot on the heels of the five-door hatch, as Hyundai extends its heartland Focus/Astra-bashing hatchback range into further bodystyles.
What else do we know about the Hyundai i30 Tourer?
It’ll be the most practical version in the new i30’s four-strong line-up, offering ‘elegance and versatility to everyone’, according to Hyundai’s chief designer Thomas Bürkle. There’s also the regular hatch, and a four-door coupe-style fastback on the way, as well as the much-anticipated i30 N hot hatch.
Space hasn’t been sacrificed, as the i30 Tourer’s swooping roofline hides an impressive 602 litres of boot space with the rear seats in place.
It looks very much the shrunken i40 Tourer
It does, but that’s no bad thing, as the i40 Tourer has sleek lines and a rakish roofline that has translated nicely into the smaller i30. If you squint, it even has a whiff of a Mercedes estate in profile…
Anything else we should know?
Not really – everywhere else it’s standard i30, with a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines under the bonnet, familiar trim levels all with plenty of standard equipment lavished upon them and what’s likely to be a solid, dependable ownership experience.
It also benefits from a large number of safety systems fitted either as standard or from the options list, meaning it might just be a hit with the few families not jumping onto the crossover/SUV bandwagon.
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