Marcus De Guzman / Hyundai | February 23, 2017 08:44
All-new Hyundai i30 Wagon goes official
A few days ago, Hyundai gave us a sneak peek of the next-generation i30 Wagon that will make its world premiere at this year's Geneva International Auto Show. Now, the automaker has taken the digital covers off of the 2017 i30 Wagon ahead of its scheduled debut next month.
Following the 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design philosophy from new i30 hatchback, the i30 Wagon blends elegance and versatility while retaining the five-door practicality.
“Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the New Generation Hyundai i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe. The i30 is more than just a model – it is a family of cars, consisting of four body types with unique characters united by a coherent, timeless design. With the new i30 Tourer we are now introducing the next body type, offering elegance and versatility for everyone,” said Thomas Schmid, chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor Europe.
Also called the i30 Tourer, it features a sleek shape that does not compromise the car's vast cargo capacity. From the outside, it gets the same front fascia as is with the hatchback model which is comprised of sleek headlights, signature cascading grill and faux side air vents.
Around the back, it gets a slightly altered rear to accommodate the longer boot space and extended glass area. In fact, Hyundai claimed the i30 Wagon is capable of holding up to 602 liters of cargo with second row seats up. Fold them down, however, and the i30 Wagon can carry up to 1,650 liters of luggage.
Size-wise, the 2017 i30 Wagon measures 4,585mm long, 1,795mm wide while height is at 1,465mm. For its wheelbase, it comes in at 2,650mm, same as the one in the standard five-door hatchback.
Images of the car's interior have not yet been revealed yet though Hyundai did mention some key features in the all-new i30 Wagon. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment dominates the center dashboard and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A wireless charging system also makes its way in the new i30 Wagon.
Lesser models will come with a smaller 5-inch LCD monitor with an integrated rear-view camera, Bluetooth and MyMusic function.
Some safety systems that will be available include: autonomos emergency braking, high beam assist, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detector and speed limiter as such.
Like the standard i30, a wide selection of engines will be available for Hyundai's new-generation wagon. On the gasoline side we have the 1.0-liter T-GDI (120 PS) and the 1.4-liter T-GDI (140 PS). There's also a turbo-diesel 1.6-liter mill which can be specified in three different output ratings; 95, 110 and 133 PS.
It will be making its official premiere at the 2017 Geneva International Auto Show on March 7.