The second-generation Hyundai i30 that was unveiled in September last year welcomes a new family member in the shape of this wagon. Revealed ahead of its Geneva world debut, the Hyundai i30 Wagon shares engines and running gear with the five-door C segment hatchback, but has a longer body.
Designed for European tastes at Hyundai’s R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the i30 Wagon, at 4,485 mm long, is 185 mm longer than the five-door hatch, making it one of the most spacious vehicles in segment. It’s also 10 mm longer than the original i30 wagon.
Compared with the hatch, the wagon expands trunk space from 378 litres to a best-in-class 528 litres – fold down the rear seats and cargo volume increases more than three fold to 1,642 litres.
Like the hatch, the Wagon’s front is distinguished by Hyundai’s hexagon-shaped grille and prominent “eyes”. From the B-pillar backwards, the wagon has its own style. The roofline slopes to add dynamism to the fluidic sculpture body, while a pronounced swage line runs horizontally along the sides of the body and rises all the way to the rear lights.
Click here for our previous post on the new i30 hatchback.