The stylish wagon shares engines and running gear with the well-received new Generation i30 five-door, but has a longer body to create a significant increase in trunk space without compromising the model's dynamic styling. The i30 wagon's overall length is increased by 185 mm to 4485 mm over its five-door sibling, making it one of the most accommodating vehicles in the European C-segment, and 10 mm longer than the original i30 wagon.
Compared with the five-door, the wagon expands trunk space from 378-litres to 528-litres. With the rear passenger seats folded down, cargo volume increases more than three-fold, to 1,642-litres.
Like its hatchback sibling, the New Generation i30 wagon was designed and engineered specifically for European customers at Hyundai's European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. It 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 form language.
Further enhancing the wagon's dynamic appearance, a pronounced swage line runs horizontally along the sides of the body and rises all the way to the rear lights. The rear windscreen wraps around the D-pillars, increasing interior luminosity and benefiting visibility. The deep tailgate gives the car a clean look and opens to bumper-level for easy loading.
The New Generation i30 wagon will be available across Europe with the same three petrol engines and three diesel engines as the five-door, producing 90 to 135 ps. The full UK specification will be confirmed at a later date.