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Hyundai i30 Tourer Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai have lifted the lid off what the next i30 Wagon will look like ahead of the Geneva International Auto Show.
Posted: February 23, 2017 - 9:43AM
Author: Dave Ashton

It was only a few days ago that Hyundai gave everyone a quick look at the Next Generation i30 Wagon, but now they have lifted the covers to shows exactly what the new vehicle will look like. The 2017 i30 Wagon or i30 Tourer is expected to be debuted on 7 March 2017 and aimed squarely at the European market.

'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,' stated Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe.

The design of the new vehicle follows the same front fascia, as per hatchback model designs, which features sleek, thin LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, faux side air vents and cascading grille. The rear of the vehicle has been altered to take the longer space at the back, which now holds 602 liters, with the folded down seats, enabling 1,650 liters of capacity making it now the best around. For dimensions the i30 Tourer is 4,585mm long and 1,795mm wide with a height of 1,465mm and wheelbase of 2650mm.

As far as powertrains go the options are the same as the hatchback with a 1L T-GDI turbocharged engine with 118 hp, 1.4L T-GDI turbocharged engine, which is good for 138 hp, along with a 1.6L turbodiesel good for 108 hp. All engine variants will come with a six speed manual transmission or a optional seven speed dual clutch.

The interior doesn't have much information released as yet, but will likely have an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, dynamic rearview cameras, Bluetooth and the usual Hyundai full set of features. Models down the range will probably have a 5 inch LCD monitor with rear view camera, connectivity and the same amount of Hyundai extras.

Safety features on the new i30 Tourer will include driver attention, alert, autonomous emergency braking, high beam assist, Lane keeping assist systems, advanced smart cruise control, driver attention, work, blind spot detector to name but a few.

All these will be revealed at the Geneva International Auto Show on March 7, 2017.