Hyundai i30 Tourer revealed

7 Mar, 2012 10:00am Damion Smy

The new Hyundai i30 estate has made its Geneva Show debut

The Hyundai i30 line-up is expanding, with the adition of an estate model revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.

The i30 Tourer extends the five-door’s roofline from the b-pillars back to create a 528-litre load area, which can be expanded to 1642 litres when the rear seats are folded. It is 185mm longer than the hatchback and 10mm longer than its predecessor. 

The rear-end styling continues Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ theme, with a curving roofline and rising waistline for a more athletic stance. The rear windscreen wraps around the rear pillars, while the tailgate extends into the roofline for a sleaker look and added practicality.

The front remains unchanged, while the trim levels and engine range will be the same as that offered on the i30 hatchback.

Entry-level Classic models will come with gloss black detailing and brushed silver inserts in the doors, a multi-function steering wheel and electric heated mirrors as standard. Hill start assist and Vehicle Stability Management will also be fitted across the range. Mid-range Active cars will also get 15-inch alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and Hyundai’s Flex steer system.

In terms of engines, a 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol and 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel will be offered across the range. No economy figures have been announced yet for the estate, but the Blue Drive diesel engine fitted in the hatchback returns fuel economy of 76.3mpg and emits 97g/100km of C02.

The 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine will only be offered for Active trim cars, while the more powerful 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel will only be available on the flagshp model.

The Hyundai i30 Tourer estate is expected to be priced around £16,000 when it goes on sale later this year.

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The Koreans have come on in leaps and bounds in the styling of their cars. Notwithstanding the slightly fussy grille, the overall look is much more cohesive and less 'bling' than many far-Eastern cars.
If Hyundai manage to provide competitive pricing and a decent driving experience, they could well be on to a winner. do the kids see out of the back? That back door window-line is far too high. What ever happened to Form Follows Function??!

A good looking car. As the i30 and Kia Cee'd are sisters,this gives an indication of what the new Kia cee'd SW might look like. The new Kia hatchback will be shown in Geneva on 6 March with the SW (sporty wagon :-)) to follow in September this year. The powerplants for both Hyundai and Kia are usually the same.

Hyundai never seem to get the front grill area to look stylish.
Not bad for the rest though.

Grill area looks fine , at least it isn't boring VW type of stuff .

My fingers are crossed that this will be available (not the hatchback) in the USA to replace the Elantra Touring. PLEASE!

Will trade in my '06 Mazda 6s Sport Wagon in a heartbeat!