After hatchbacks Korean carmaker Hyundai i30 will expand the line and the station wagon. This is the second wagon from Hyundai in quite a short time after the recently announced i40 wagon, as a formal presentation was chosen this year’s Motor Show in Geneva. i30 Tourer features an aerodynamic design and high convenience according to the first official images that were recently released by the media.
With a length of 4.485 mm, 2012 Tourer is ten millimeters longer than its predecessor, resulting in as many as 528 liters of space in the trunk. If you lower the rear seat space increases to 1.642 liters, which is the highest in its class. To compare the i30 Tourer is 50mm longer than the Volkswagen Golf Estate and only 35mm shorter than the Ford Grand C-Max crossover, but since both provide more space (Grand C-Max provides 475 liters of space while Golf Estate offers 505 liters of space). Like the hatchback, and wagon was designed in Germany specifically for the tastes of European customers. Both models have been developed together from the start as evidenced by many design cues.
By the end of the back door of the two models give identical design, and Hyundai has decided to secure a move of increasing the rear of the hatchback and station wagon after he had received much praise at the expense of design. Judging by the words of Allan Rushforth, Vice Hyundia for the European market, i30 Tourer combines style and quality at affordable prices as well as the hatchback with a lot more trunk space. At the start of the customer will receive four engines as options and two petrol and diesel.
The standard engine is a 1.4L with 100 hp, and the only other option is the 1.6L petrol with 140 hp. For fans of the economy that Hyundai will offer two diesel and 1.4L with 90 hp and the 1.6L with 126 hp. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a standard six-speed sequential manual menace while the automatic transmission with the same number of speed options. In the near future, i30 will be available with the 2.0L engine as gasoline and diesel, but about them for now no more.
Of all the versions of most of the attention attracted i30 Blue, which provides stronger of the two diesel engines and CO2 emissions of just 100 g / km and fuel consumption of only four liters. For now it is known that Europe and Asia to obtain this model while Hyundai is still considering whether to offer it in North America. i30 hatchback is available in the U.S. as the Elantra GT, but when you consider that a lot of bad estate in this market, no one certainly would not be surprised if Hyundai eventually to a negative answer. Production starts in the spring and the first models will arrive in showrooms later this year.