The new generation i30 wagon is to revealed at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. It is the second member of the New Generation i30 family, and joins the five-door hatchback to broaden the appeal of Hyundai’s C-segment range.
The wagon shares engines and running gear with the i30 five-door, but has a longer body to create a significant increase in trunk space without compromising the model’s dynamic styling.
The i30 wagon’s overall length is increased by 185 mm to 4485 mm over its five-door sibling, making it one of the most accommodating vehicles in the European C-segment, and 10 mm longer than the original i30 wagon.
Compared with the five-door, the wagon expands trunk space from 378-litres to a best-in-class 528-litres – and with the rear passenger seats folded down, cargo volume increases to 1,642-litres.
The new generation i30 wagon will be available across Europe with the same three petrol direct injection engines and three diesel engines as the five-door, producing 95 to 135 ps. The full UK specification will be confirmed at a later date.
Buyers of the New Generation i30 wagon will benefit from Five Year Triple Care, comprising a five-year unlimited warranty, five years’ roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.
Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “The New Generation i30 has been widely praised for its style, quality, and value. Our new wagon offers all of those attributes plus even greater load-carrying capacity. We expect it to appeal strongly to those looking for stylish and flexible practicality, especially active families.”
The New Generation i30 wagon will be unveiled alongside Hyundai’s other newcomers during the company’s press conference in Hall 1 at 09:45 (CET) on Tuesday 6th March 2012.