Hyundai confirmed launch of a station wagon version of the new i30 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Hyundai used to offer a wagon version of the old i30 in America, but not the hatchback. Now with the new generation they are offering the hatchback in America and the wagon in Europe. The world is changing.
The i30 wagon is presumably for those who may find the i40 a bit too large for their needs, but the 130 hatch a bit too small. The wagon’s overall length is increased by 185 mm to 4485 mm over its five-door sibling, making it one of the most accommodating vehicles in the European C-segment, and 10 mm longer than the original i30 wagon.
The wagon has a 528-litres trunk space, which can be increased to 1,642-litres by folding the rear seats. In comparison, the hatch only offers 378-litres.
Apart form the cargo space, the rest of the car is pretty much identical to the i30 hatchback. It has the same nice design inside and out, and the same three gasoline engines and three diesel engines, producing 90 to 135 hp.