It has a lot more load space yet retains a stylish exterior
Hyundai buyers will soon be able to opt for a wagon version of the i30, as the Korean automaker just unveiled the load lugger ahead of its Geneva motor show debut. It promises the usual blend of extra versatility and carrying capacity and in this particular case its larger body is certainly no less stylish than that of the hatch.
More to the point, the i30 Tourer offers 602 liters of space or 1,650 liters with the rear seats folded. The hatch has 395 liters and 1,305 liters respectively. It is also longer by some 24 cm, yet retains the same wheelbase, height and width as the hatch.
Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe, said “the New Generation i30 Tourer speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design, and it carries the new Hyundai family identity – the Cascading Grille.”
He continued by adding that “the tapering roofline and the dynamic proportions give the Tourer an almost coupé-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasised by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”
The range of engines available for the Tourer mirrors that of the hatch: two turbo petrol units and one diesel. The first two are the 1.0 T-GDI 120 hp and 1.4 T-GDI with 140 hp, while the oil burner is a 1.6 with 110 hp.