The new 2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon has been teased ahead of its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March… but it’s unlikely to come here.

THE NEW 2017 I30 WAGON might make a whole lot of sense with its bigger boot compared to the standard hatchback. Personally speaking, Australians hell-bent on buying an SUV would do well to look at wagons for their versatility.

But when the last-gen i30 Tourer (wagon) was quietly discontinued here at the end of 2015, Hyundai cited popularity as one of the key reasons, and cost, also – that’s likely to be the same story for this one, although this is pure speculation. See the wagon was built in the Czech Republic, and not Korea like the rest of the i30 range.

In a short statement, Hyundai said: “The new member of the i30 family maintains the timeless design of its five-door sibling, adding elegance and versatility in its bodystyle”.

“The New 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,” explains Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe.

“The tapering roofline and the 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.”

We’ll ask Hyundai Australia what its plans are next week.


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