2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon Revealed
The next-generation Hyundai i30 Wagon has been revealed after being teased last week.
HYUNDAI HAS REVEALED its next-generation i30 Wagon after teasing a shadowy picture last week. While there’s still no word whether the i30 Wagon will come Down Under, Hyundai in Europe has high hopes.
“Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the New Generation Hyundai i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe,” said Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe.
“The i30 was created as the new people’s car. It is more than a model – it is a family of cars consisting of four body types, each with a unique character, and united by a coherent, timeless design. With the new i30 Wagon we are now introducing the next body type, offering elegance and versatility for everyone.”
“The Next Generation i30 Wagon speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design, and it carries the new Hyundai family identity – the Cascading Grille,” said Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe. “The tapering roofline and dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupé-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasised by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”
The i30 Wagon offers 602 litres of boot space which grows to 1650 litres with them folded down. There’s additional storage beneath the boot floor broken into several compartments.
The overall length of the wagon is 4585 mm (5-door version: 4340 mm) and the height is 1465 mm (1475 mm with roof rack). The overall width of 1795 mm and wheelbase of 2650 mm are the same as in the five-door version.
The i30 Wagon will continue to offer the same active safety features as the i30 hatchback, including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist System always on board.
On the inside, there’s an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto Connectivity. A wireless charging system for smartphones with the Qi standard is available as well. Buyers, at least in Europe, will also be able to choose between different audio options, including the audio system with a five-inch capacitive LCD touch screen with integrated dynamic rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity and My Music functionality.
The engine range will be the same as the current i30 range. Hyundai said it honed the i30’s handling at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. If the i30 Wagon was to arrive in Australia it would receive further ride and handling tweaking to suit local conditions.