What you see here is a darkened silhouette of what is meant to be a wagon version of Hyundai’s all-new, third-generation i30, adding more practicality to the range no doubt instilling the i40 wagon a little existential fear.
Following its full reveal at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month, it should be reaching showrooms in most markets before the year is out, joining the 5-door hatch and possibly even the high-performance i30 N.
No specifications have been released along with the teaser image above, but we don’t expect any significant deviation from the i30 hatch’s mechanicals, nor its interior kit and trim tiers for that matter.
Ostensibly, buyers can choose an i30 in a certain grade a select either a wagon or hatch body style, just like any other option. Naturally, this will come with more room for cargo and an overall longer car but shouldn’t result in a longer wheelbase.
In conceiving the i30 Wagon, Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai’s European Design Centre, explains: “The Next Generation i30 Wagon speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design, and it carries the new Hyundai family identity - the Cascading Grille. The tapering roofline and the dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupé-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasised by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”