Hyundai showcased the i30 wagon at Geneva Motor Show. The i30 hatch was introduced in 2007 and it has been doing successfully since. Then the Korean automaker went on to make the second generation i30 hatch, which was introduced in Frankfurt in September 2011. While it was the favorite hatch under the ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language, the Korean automaker doesn’t seem to have enough.
Now Hyundai has introduced the i30 with a little extended boot, the i30 Wagon. It is seldom that a cargo-carrying estate gains much popularity because of its boring design. However, the i30 Wagon, coming from the Korean carmaker’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language is anything but boring.
The wagon is based on the five-door i30 hatch, but measuring 30mm longer offering a massive boot space of 528 litres. With seats folded up, this space can be extended to as much as 1642 litres. In terms of styling, the car follows the design cues of the hatch with prominent front fascia, hexagonal grille and sleek headlights. It also features bold character lines and a redesigned rear hatch. Other features include LED daytime running lights, chrome tip and 17-inch alloy wheels.
On the interior, the i30 Wagon gets a two-tone IP, leather upholstery, smooth aluminum accents, robust steering wheel controls, supervision instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control and six-speaker audio system with auxiliary connectivity. For the higher variants, the i30 Wagon features push-button start, heated front seats and Sat-Nav system with 7-inch display.
Hyundai offers a variety of power plants for i30 Wagon:
- Inline-four 1.4-liter diesel with 89 hp and 220 Nm of torque
- Inline-four 1.6-liter diesel with 108 hp and 260 Nm of torque
- Inline-four 1.6-liter diesel with 126 hp and 260 Nm of torque
- Inline-four 1.4-liter MPI petrol with 99 hp and 137 Nm of torque
- Inline-four 1.6-liter MPI petrol with 118 hp and 156 Nm of torque
- Inline-four 1.6-liter GDI petrol with 133 hp and 164 Nm of torque