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Estate version of Hyundai’s five-door hatch comes with a choice of three petrol and one diesel engine; priced over £1600 cheaper than the VW Golf estate
Sam Sheehan
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27 June 2017

Prices and specs of the 2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer have been revealed; the rival to the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia estates starts at £17,495. 

This entry-level price is for the base-spec S model, fitted with the new-to-the-range 1.0-litre, three-cylinder 118bhp petrol engine. In this form, the car comes with 15in alloys, DAB radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel-mounted buttons, electric windows all round and driver's seat height adjustment.

Prices top out at £25,155 for the Premium SE 1.6 CRDi car, with dual clutch automatic transmission. 

The i30 Tourer previously accounted for around one in ten i30 sales, while the company is aiming for closer to one in five with this generation of Tourer, in part down to a premium of just £500 for the larger car. The previous-generation i30 Tourer was £1500 more than the standard hatch.

The i30 Tourer initially made its debut at the Geneva motor show.

The estate version of Hyundai’s five-door i30 is a rival to the Ford Focus estate and Volkswagen Golf estate. It enters the market with one of the most spacious cabins in its class.

Practicality

With the rear seats up, it can swallow 602 litres of luggage and with them down that number grows to 1650 litres. This beats the Focus and Golf estates by 134 and 30 litres respectively. It’s also 309 litres more than the five-door hatch offers.

The i30 Wagon has been designed with a slanting roof to create a coupé-like silhouette. The car’s nose remains unchanged from its hatch sibling but the rear, which extends back an extra 245mm, gets a slightly different design with the number plate located on the tailgate as opposed to the bumper.

Inside, the dashboard and seats are identical to the hatch, meaning there’s either a 5in or 8in touchscreen, which comes available with Apple Carplay, Android Auto connectivity, as well as optional wireless charging for smartphones and Bluetooth.

Engines

Powering the estate will be a choice of turbocharged engines. The entry unit is a 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder petrol that produces 118bhp and above this is a 1.4-litre four-pot that produces 138bhp.

The diesel line-up consists of three versions of the same 1.6-litre unit that produce 94bhp, 108bhp or 131bhp.

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Technology

Hyundai claims that the i30 Wagon comes with the most driver assist safety programmes in its class. It gets adaptive cruise control that can brake or accelerate the vehicle at speeds of up to 112mph, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist technology.

There’s also rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection and Hyundai’s first driver attention monitoring system, which alerts the driver to take a break if lane crossing is noticed.

Cars with optional full LED headlights get high beam assist technology to dip and raise beams around oncoming traffic too.

The i30 Wagon’s structure is more rigid due to 53% of it being made of advanced high-strength steel. Hyundai has sharpened the new i30’s steering by 10% in a bid to make the car more responsive, and the car’s development was focused in Europe with high-speed testing taking place on the Nürburgring.

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Carmad3 28 June 2017

new i30 tourer

I live in France and had intended to buy one of these. It is on sale here now . I went to look at it and was very surprised to find how useless the boot actually is. How Hyundai can say it is 602 litres beats me. It is a very impractical shape. I decided not o buy it as the boot is pathetic
stumpys182 27 June 2017

EH?? The article starts by

EH?? The article starts by saying its likely to sell more than the predecessor as its only £500 more than the hatch......then finishes up by saying it'll start at £2000 over the hatch??
Whats correct?? Not that its of any importance to me personally, as I've no intention of buying one, but you know, just sayin'
Andrew 61 13 March 2017

Prices expected to start close to £2000 more.

I would think £2000 more might be a bit much for an estate version of a family hatch ? Unless they are trying to restrict sales for some reason. It will already be proportionally heavier, slower and less fuel efficient than the hatch. So not all positives for the estate version. Pity there is no 180 bhp engine option.