Smart, stylish Korean estate to offer family-friendly practicality.
Ahead of its premier at the Geneva motor show next month, Hyundai has pulled the wraps off of the new i30 Tourer, a compact estate car aimed at young families who need a cavernous boot. While the front-half of the i30 Tourer follows the design of the hatch down to the last letter, everything from the B-pillar back is bespoke to this model, and features a profile that isn’t unlike a Mercedes-Benz.
The new i30 Touring looks far more dynamic than its predecessor, featuring a lot of the design cues of the smaller i30 hatch. There’s the new signature ‘cascading grille’ up front, and the rear sees the same wide taillight design. The biggest improvement the Touring has over the hatch is in carrying capacity, with 602L of space available behind the rear seats, while there’s as much as 1650L with the seats folded flat.
The new i30 Touring is also bigger than its predecessor by about 100mm overall, while its wheelbase remains identical to the outgoing i30 Touring as well as the i30 hatch. The i30 Touring will be powered by as many as three petrol its and one diesel engine, and is expected to bundle in the same assortment of active driver assistance systems like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), driver attention monitoring, intelligent adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, road-sign recognition, and automatically-dipping high-beams.
More details should ensue after it makes its official debut soon, though we should mention that this particular Korean estate is likely never going to make Oz landfall.