The small estate segment in the UK has a new player. It’s the station wagon version of the new Hyundai i30. A good-looking, well-equipped, and practical family car, which with a starting price of £16,195 is also reasonably priced. Going on sale across the country from July, the new i30 Tourer comes in four trim levels and a choice of two engines and three power outputs.
Seeing as the while point of an estate car is luggage space, the Tourer i30 is designed to excel at that. It offers 528 liters of space with the rear seats up, and 1,642 liters with them folded flat. For added convenience there are underfloor storage compartments too. But the goof thing about this car is that it doesn’t look boxy and boring as most estates do. As a matter of fact, you have to stare at it for a while before you realize it’s an estate at all.
As for the engines, you have the choice of a 120PS petrol unit or alternatively the 1.6 CRDi diesel unit, in the form of a 110PS or a higher-powered 128PS. Six-speed manual or automatic transmissions are both available.
In terms of equipments, the base model comes comes standard with Bluetooth® connectivity and voice recognition, multi-function steering wheel and air conditioning. Body coloured door handles and mirrors are standard on the entry level trim along with LED daytime running lights – the only car in its segment to offer this feature across the entire range.
Active model starts at £17,295 OTR adds alloy wheels, cruise control with speed limiter, rear parking sensors, electric rear windows and leather steering wheel and gear knob. Customers wanting additional luxury features can choose Style with dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and front windscreen wipers, front parking sensors and electrically folding door mirrors. Prices for Style models start at £20,095. The range-topping Style Nav model adds touchscreen navigation plus a rear view parking camera for a £1,000 premium over the Style trim, beginning at £21,095.
|New Generation i30 Tourer|
On The Road
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||110||11E||B||17,995.00|
|1.6 120PS auto||P||162||9E||G||18,100.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||110||11E||B||19,095.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS auto||D||149||10E||F||19,900.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||115||12E||C||20,095.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS auto||D||149||11E||F||20,900.00|
|1.6 CRDi 128PS Blue Drive||D||115||13E||C||20,395.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive||D||115||12E||C||21,095.00|
|1.6 CRDi 110PS auto||D||149||11E||F||21,900.00|
|1.6 CRDi 128PS Blue Drive||D||115||13E||C||21,395.00|