Hyundai to unveil estate i30 at Geneva
Hyundai has revealed the look of its i30 wagon ahead of the Geneva show next month.
The estate version is the second member of Hyundai’s ‘New Generation’ i30 family, joining the five-door i30, which it shares engine and running gear with.
A longer body increases loading space, the overall length of 4485mm stretched 185mm over the five-door and 10mm longer than the original i30 wagon.
Hyundai claims best-in-class boot space of 528 litres – 150 litres more than the five-door – and this can be increased three-fold to 1642 litres if the rear passenger seats are folded down.
The i30 wagon was designed and engineered at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, alongside the hatchback variant in order to allow the stylists to create a coherent design bearing a strong family resemblance.
The estate shares the same front end as the hatchback, however from behind there are significant differences. The roofline extends rearwards over the cargo area, the rear windscreen wraps around the D pillars and the tailgate opens to bumper-level for easy loading.
The i30 wagon will be powered by the same three petrol and three diesel engines as the five-door, with power ranging outputs from 89 to 133bhp.
The car will be unveiled during Hyundai’s Geneva show press conference on 6th March.
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Words by: James Charman