Next-generation i30 range to expand at Geneva

Next-generation i30 range to expand at Geneva

Ahead of the world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, the next-generation i30 Wagon has broken cover. The wagon is the second member of the next-generation i30 family, and joins the five-door hatchback to broaden the appeal of Hyundai’s small car range.

The stylish wagon has a longer body to create a significant increase in luggage space without compromising the model’s dynamic styling.

The wagon’s overall length is increased by 185 mm over its five-door sibling to 4485 mm, making it one of the most accommodating vehicles in the small segment, and 10 mm longer than the original i30 Wagon.

Compared with the five-door, the wagon expands luggage space from 378-litres to 528-litres – and with the rear passenger seats folded down, cargo volume increases more than three-fold, to 1,642 -litres.

Like its hatchback sibling, the next-generation i30 wagon was designed and engineered at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The wagon was developed alongside the hatchback form from the earliest stages, enabling the stylists to fashion a coherent design that bears a strong family resemblance inspired by Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language.

As with the five-door variant, the front is distinguished by Hyundai’s hexagon-shaped grille and jewel-like headlights, but from the B-pillar backwards the wagon differs significantly. The roofline extends rearwards over the flexible passenger/cargo area, sloping to add dynamism to the car’s stance in keeping with the fluidic sculpture ethos of a stationary car appearing to be in motion.

Further enhancing the wagon’s dynamic appearance, a pronounced crease line runs horizontally along the sides of the body and rises all the way to the tail lights. The rear windscreen wraps around the D-pillars, enhancing the light and spacious interior and benefiting visibility. The deep tailgate gives the car a clean look and opens to bumper-level for easy loading.

Hyundai New Zealand has yet to confirm whether the i30 Wagon is available to the New Zealand market, and is under validation for the New Zealand market at this stage.

Ahead of the world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, the next-generation i30 Wagon has broken cover. The wagon is the second member of the next-generation i30 family, and joins the five-door hatchback to broaden the appeal of Hyundai’s small car range.

The stylish wagon has a longer body to create a significant increase in luggage space without compromising the model’s dynamic styling.

The wagon’s overall length is increased by 185 mm over its five-door sibling to 4485 mm, making it one of the most accommodating vehicles in the small segment, and 10 mm longer than the original i30 Wagon.

Compared with the five-door, the wagon expands luggage space from 378-litres to 528-litres – and with the rear passenger seats folded down, cargo volume increases more than three-fold, to 1,642 -litres.

Like its hatchback sibling, the next-generation i30 wagon was designed and engineered at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The wagon was developed alongside the hatchback form from the earliest stages, enabling the stylists to fashion a coherent design that bears a strong family resemblance inspired by Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language.

As with the five-door variant, the front is distinguished by Hyundai’s hexagon-shaped grille and jewel-like headlights, but from the B-pillar backwards the wagon differs significantly. The roofline extends rearwards over the flexible passenger/cargo area, sloping to add dynamism to the car’s stance in keeping with the fluidic sculpture ethos of a stationary car appearing to be in motion.

Further enhancing the wagon’s dynamic appearance, a pronounced crease line runs horizontally along the sides of the body and rises all the way to the tail lights. The rear windscreen wraps around the D-pillars, enhancing the light and spacious interior and benefiting visibility. The deep tailgate gives the car a clean look and opens to bumper-level for easy loading.

Hyundai New Zealand has yet to confirm whether the i30 Wagon is available to the New Zealand market, and is under validation for the New Zealand market at this stage.

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