Six months after the new Hyundai i30 hatchback was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the wagon version, called simply the i30 Wagon, will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Hyundai has released the first teaser of the load-lugging variant, showing the silhouette.

As you can see, everything up to the C-pillar (including the brand’s new Cascading Grille) has been taken from the five-door hatch, but the rear end has obviously been made longer. The tail lights are also slightly different, while roof rails have been added as well. Expect the boot space to be significantly larger than the standard car’s 395 litres, as well as the outgoing i30 Wagon‘s 528 litres.

Elsewhere, the wagon should be identical to the hatch, with the cabin sporting a horizontal design and new options including a freestanding eight-inch touchscreen, Qi wireless smartphone charging and a panoramic glass sunroof. Also set to be retained are the driver assists on offer, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).

Engine choices should also be carried over, including the new 140 PS/242 Nm 1.4 T-GDI turbo petrol four-cylinder, a 120 PS/170 Nm 1.0 T-GDI turbo petrol three-pot, a 100 PS/134 Nm 1.4 litre MPI naturally-aspirated petrol four-pot and a 1.6 litre turbodiesel four-pot in 95 PS, 110 PS and 136 PS guises. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

GALLERY: Hyundai i30 hatchback