Meet the Hyundai i30 Tourer, the wagon sibling of the i30 hatch that was unveiled recently. The Tourer will offer much more boot space than the hatch and will go up against the likes of the Golf Estate and Civic Tourer estate. The i30 Tourer will take centre stage at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show.
While the overall width and wheelbase measures the same as the five-door hatch, the overall length and height is wider and taller at 4,585 mm (5-door: 4,340 mm) and 1,465 mm (1,475 mm with roof rack) respectively.
Hyundai has always been an expert at adapting various body styles to a wagon; just take for example the i40 Tourer. As for this i30, the front profile mirrors the one on the hatchback, beginning with the the trapezoidal grille, full LED headlamps and vertical LED DRLs. From the side, the rear overhangs are noticeably longer and the addition of roof rails further accentuates the wagon styling.
Thanks to the extended overall length, the i30 Tourer now gets 602 litres of boot space and with the rear seats folded down, that number jumps to 1,650 litres. This gives the i30 Tourer one of the largest boots in its segment. The interior remains as sleek and well equipped as its hatchback sibling with a free floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and LIVE Services. There’s also a Qi wireless charging tray.
Three engine options are available at launch – a 1.6-litre turbodiesel making 108 hp, 1.4-litre four-pot T-GDI with 138 hp and 1.0-litre three-pot T-GDI producing 118 hp. Like the hatchback, a standard six-speed manual transmission and Hyundai’s seven-speed double clutch transmission (DCT) options are available.
This family wagon comes with an array of state-of the art safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist System. Other standard features include Advanced Smart Cruise Control that automatically accelerates and brakes in traffic, operable at up to 180 km/h. There’s also Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and Speed Limit Information Function – all these as standard!
The previous generation i30 hatchback was once on sale here in Malaysia before it was discontinued along with the i40 Tourer. Guess we won’t be expecting this beauty on our roads anytime soon. That’s a shame…