Just ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show which starts in March, Hyundai unveiled its 2017 i30 Wagon, so let’s see what it looks like. First of all, Hyundai will sell the new vehicle all around the world, but unfortunately, it will not reach the Australian market.
Bill Thomas, Hyundai Australia communications manager, spoke to CarAdvice in November last year, and he said that the i30 Wagon will probably not come to Australia because of the economic issues. He said: “Production is only in Europe, so, with the current market conditions, it is not a viable business case, although it’s always up for review in the future.”
Compared to its predecessor, the new model will have a sportier design, and some of the details such as the shape of the D-pillars and glasshouse reminds us of Mercedes offering. The new i30 Wagon will have identical headlights and the front grille as its hatchback sibling. In addition, Hyundai’s vehicle will use the same horizontal tail lamp design and tailgate kick at the rear.
When the rear seats are up, 602 liters of space in the trunk is available, but this can be increased to 1,650 liters when you lower the rear bench. The previous model boasted 528 liters with the rear seats upright, and 1,642 with them folded flat. The wheelbase of the 2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon will be 2,650 mm long, while the overall length of the car jumps from 4,485 to 4,585 mm.
Under the hood, this vehicle will feature three petrol engines and one diesel unit. Two of those are the 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 88 kW and 1.4-liter with the output of 103 kW. Speaking of the safety equipment, the wagon will sport blind-spot detector, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking and high-beam assist to name a few.
2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon Release Date
The 2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon will debut in Geneva next month, so follow us for more details.