New Hyundai i30 Tourer Shows Its Larger Rump in Geneva
Blends impressive carrying capacity, practicality with Euro-infused style
Hyundai is proud of its new i30 Tourer, the estate model which completes the i30 (known as Elantra GT in North America) model range. The vehicle was revealed via two exterior shots and limited details last week, but now it’s debuted in full at the Geneva motor show.
Hyundai Motor Europe COO, Thomas A. Schmid, said “Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the New Generation Hyundai i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe. The i30 is more than just a model – it is a family of cars, consisting of four body types with unique characters united by a coherent, timeless design. With the new i30 Tourer we are now introducing the next body type, offering elegance and versatility for everyone.”
Versatility is a key point for the car, according to officials, and it puts its extra 24 cm of length it has over the hatch to good use. The wheelbase is the same between the two models, so the extra length is dedicated to carrying capacity - the i30 Tourer can haul 602 liters or 1,650 liters with the rear seats folded.
Safety is also a main selling point of the car, and Hyundai says it offers best in class active safety tech. This includes three-stage AEB, Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detector (BSD) with lane change assist and High Beam Assist. There’s also the ever-useful Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) to complete the package.
The previously revealed engine range now gets economy figures - whichever unit you go for, be it petrol or diesel, it will return between 3.6 - 5.8 l/100km, with emissions between 95 - 135 g/km CO2.