2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon Revealed
Adding to its European lineup of compacts, Korean automaker Hyundai unveiled the 2017 i30 Wagon at the Geneva Motor Show. A sibling to its i30 5-door hatchback, the new wagon version boasts generous load and passenger space in an understated, yet handsome, package.
The i30 Wagon has a bold front fascia with a prominent chin spoiler, auxiliary inlets and driving lights beneath Hyundai’s corporate grille. The greenhouse is gently tapered at the rear resulting in a sleek profile. The vehicle is designed primarily for the European market and is derived from the i30 Hatchback that will be sold in the U.S. as the Elantra GT.
Despite the relatively compact size of the i30 Wagon, it offers 602 liters of load space with the rear bench seat up and 1,650 liters with the seat folded down. Among the standard safety items on the car are autonomous emergency braking, driver attention alert, high beam assist and lane keeping assist.
In Europe, buyers can opt for a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder base engine making 118 horsepower, a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder rated at 138 horsepower as well as a 1.6-liter diesel offering three different states of tune with output ranging from 94 to 131 horsepower. The front-drive wagon is equipped with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic depending on configuration of the powertrain.