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

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.

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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22 February 2017
This looks like the end of the i40 - this car competes with the bigger selling estate and I doubt the market would notice it the saloon went off sale. As the owner of a i40 it's a great tool for clocking up miles comfortably with low running costs but unfortunately it's combined with Volkswagen levels of driving enjoyment rather than Ford.

22 February 2017
One day Hyundai will produce a range of cars with their own identity rather than pick and choose styling elements from other manufacturers. This i30 estate is reminiscent of the 508 estate with a variation of an Audi grille stuck on.

22 February 2017
Have PSA already taken over Hyundai?

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22 February 2017
This looks just like the Fiat Tips but maybe without it's Italian charm.

10 March 2017
But likely to be far more dependable and reliable than the FIAT aka Fix It Again Tomorrow.

10 March 2017
But likely to be far more dependable and reliable than the FIAT aka Fix It Again Tomorrow.

10 March 2017
But likely to be far more dependable and reliable than the FIAT aka Fix It Again Tomorrow.

23 February 2017
I can see some C class estate in there too. Particularly in the main image from the wingmirror backwards, is very C class to me. So is the wheel design.

23 February 2017
This thread alone claims Hyundai copied design cues from no less than six rival manufacturers. What next- that Hyundai copies from Jiangling, Mahindra and Tata Motors? Get a grip people- currently Hyundai/Kia employ over 250 designers, more than any other major car company in the world and as far as I can tell have produced some of the most original and attractive looking cars for the past decade. The fact that some people see 'similarities' with so many different makes implies only one thing: that they desperately WANT to see any kind of similarity, no matter how suspect, between Hyundais and other cars so that they can deride them just because they are Korean. Maybe not such a good idea when the Koreans are fast becoming the dominant force in the car industry.

27 June 2017
The problem is not what this Hyundai looks like, but what this car doesn't look like - It doesn't look like anything in particular. It has no identity, no signature feature. The 250 designers may all be taking very long tea breaks.
The fact that "the Koreans are fast becoming the dominant force in the car industry" actually makes this non-entity more regrettable, not more excusable as you imply. I love the design of the Genesis, but that model's unforced elegance does not filter down to lesser models.

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