The new i30 Tourer offers more load lugging space than the Ford Focus estate and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
15 June 2012

Hyundai has bulked up its new i30 range with the addition of the Hyundai i30 Tourer.

The estate model ups the i30 hatchback’s luggage space by exactly 150 litres to 528 litres with the rear seats up and to 1642 litres from 1316 litres with the seats folded flat.

By comparison, the i30 Tourer’s Ford Focus estate rival offers a maximum of 1502 litres load space, while the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer musters 1550 litres.

Although not confirmed, expect the i30’s engine line-up to be carried over to the estate model. These include the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol with 98bhp, the 89bhp 1.4-litre CRDi and the 1.6-litre CRDi available in 109 or 126bhp flavours. 

UK availability of the Hyundai i30 Tourer is yet to be revealed, but production of the new model has begun at the firm’s Czech Republic factory. The Hyundai ix35 and ix20 are also produced at this plant.

Hyundai also remains tight-lipped about pricing. As a guide, the Hyundai i40 Tourer adds a £1250 premium over the four-door saloon car so an estimated entry-level price of £15,300 for the i30 estate can be expected.  

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15 June 2012

Rear end is very similar to the Focus Estate. Hyundai still have a way to go before they can display 'proper' originality, Veloster aside.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

15 June 2012

Oh please Mini1 - indulging in hyperbole are we? Thing is, it's a far better looking estate than the Focus.

15 June 2012

I think this will be a better car than an Astra or a Focus if value for money is the primary cause of purchase . To be found in the service engineers car park ?

Wow look at the size of the headlight in the second image it must be a foot long !

I would certainly be interested in trying one of these . 

15 June 2012

I totally agree with manicm, i was in a Hyundai Dealership last weekend and i was very impressed with the new i30 i40 and veloster and i'd certainly choose one over a comparable Ford. it just shows how the Koreans have come on over the last few years. Although the Astra is the biggest selling car in Estate/Sports Tourer form in this sector it will be interesting to see how well it does against the Astra.

15 June 2012

Sorry manicm but I'm allowed an opinion! I was merely suggesting that FROM THE REAR, the i30 is similar to the Focus Estate. Which it is. Not saying the i30 isn't a good car - quite the opposite!

And "indulging in hyperbole"? What are you talking about?

Here's the rear of a Focus Estate for comparison. Just saying. 

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

16 June 2012

manicm wrote:

Oh please Mini1 - indulging in hyperbole are we? Thing is, it's a far better looking estate than the Focus.

Calm down! No need to over react! Mini1 is perfectly right, the REAR end of the car looks like the focus estate. 

K_A

15 June 2012

This body variant was revealed months ago. The correct title for this article could have been "Hyundai starts i30 Tourer production".

15 June 2012

These cars appear to be built by women. Those men at the back of picture 2 are just making the tea.

15 June 2012

These cars are so beautiful.

16 June 2012

I have a new Focus estate and this i30 is incredibly similar to the Focus, so similar I stuggle to see this as merely a coincidence. Though if they have taken some inspiration from the Ford, at least they've actually improved on it, just a shame they missed some of the practical details like a hard wearing unpainted rear bumper. It's an estate car Hyundai, its got to work for a living.

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