The all-new Hyundai i30 wagon borrows design cues from the standard i30 hatchback and has best-in-class luggage space over its rivals
South Korean auto major Hyundai has introduced the i30 Wagon estate car at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The car comes borrowing design cues from its hatchback sibling i30, which was unveiled at Paris Motor Show late last year. The all-new i30 Wagon sports a very European touch in its styling and looks appealing indeed.
The i30 Wagon carries same design language of the i30 family with the most significant styling element being the cascading grille up front with sleek laid back contour of the headlamp and the tapered roofline. The Hyundai i30 wagon comes with a coupe like silhouette. Also visible are the turn indicators integrated in ORVMs, sleek chrome trim at the glass area, black roof rail and wraparound taillight.
Like the i30 hatchback, it comes with chrome detailing around the large cascading grille. The headlamps sport LED units, while at rear the taillamps will also get LED treatment. The estate version of Hyundai’s five-door i30 rivals Ford Focus estate and Volkswagen Golf estate. With rear seats, it has 602 litres of luggage space and when they are down that number is a highly spacious 1,650 litres – better than both of its competitors.
Designed with a slanting roof to create a coupé-like silhouette, the i30 Wagon has its rear extending back by 245 mm compared to hatchback sibling and gets different design with number plate located on the tailgate. Inside the cabin, the dashboard, seats, standard 5-inch or 8-inch touchscreen option with Apple Carplay, Android Auto connectivity, optional wireless charging for smartphones and Bluetooth are also available.
Hyundai claims the i30 Wagon has the best-in-class driver assist safety techs with adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Stuff like rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection and Hyundai’s first driver attention monitoring system are other features. The i30 Wagon uses 53% advanced high-strength steel to make the structure more rigid.
Its steering is sharpened by 10% for more responsiveness and the entire car’s development was focused in Europe with testing on the Nürburgring. While sales of five-door i30 hatch starts this month, the Wagon will join the lineup later in the year. The Hyundai i30 wagon shares the powertrain lineup with its hatchback sibling.
It will include a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit, capable of producing 138 bhp of peak power and 242 Nm of peak torque. Apart from that, it will also get a 100 bhp generating 1.4-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 120 bhp producing 1.0-litre turbocharged engine as well. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and there will be a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox too.