Hyundai has revealed the new i30 wagon ahead of its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The new wagon car is the 2nd member of the i30 lineup and joins the 5-door hatchback.
The new Hyundai i30 wagon uses the same engines and running gear with five-door, but it has a longer body delivers a significant increase in trunk space and at the same time keep the i30 dynamic styling. The i30 wagon has overall length of 4485 mm or 10 mm longer than the original i30 wagon.
Compared with the five-door, the i30 wagon expands trunk space from 378-litres to 528-litres – and with the rear passenger seats folded down, cargo volume increases more than three-fold, to 1,642-litres.
Like its hatchback sibling, the New Generation Hyundai i30 wagon was designed and engineered specifically for European customers at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. It was developed alongside the hatchback form from the earliest stages, enabling the stylists to fashion a coherent design that bears a strong family resemblance inspired by Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture form language.
As with the i30 five-door variant, the front is distinguished by Hyundai’s hexagon-shaped grille and jewel-like headlamps, but from the B-pillar backwards the wagon differs significantly. The roofline extends rearwards over the flexible passenger/cargo area, sloping to add dynamism to the car’s stance in keeping with the fluidic sculpture ethos of a stationary car appearing to be in motion.
Further enhancing the wagon’s dynamic appearance, a pronounced swage line runs horizontally along the sides of the body and rises all the way to the rear lights. The rear windscreen wraps around the D-pillars, increasing interior luminosity and benefiting visibility. The deep tailgate gives the car a clean look and opens to bumper-level for easy loading.
The New Generation Hyundai i30 wagon will be available across Europe with the same three petrol direct injection engines and three diesel engines as the five-door, producing 95 to 135 ps. The full UK specification will be confirmed at a later date.
Buyers of the New Generation Hyundai i30 wagon will benefit from Five Year Triple Care, comprising a five-year unlimited warranty, five years’ roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.