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The next-generation Hyundai i30 wagon has been teased ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show, which takes place in early March.

At the front we expect the i30 wagon to be a mirror image of the hatch that will go on sale in Australia in April.

All of the changes seemingly take place aft of the C-pillar, with the lengthened rear overhang resulting in a longer roof, thinner D-pillars, a different set of tail-lights, and a new tailgate.

The new wagon is once again targeted at European market, and was designed at the company’s German research and development centre.

Thomas Buerkle, chief designer at Hyundai’s European design centre, says that the new wagon will have a “tapering roofline and [its] dynamic proportions give the wagon an almost coupe-like silhouette”.

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The i30 wagon was last spotted doing some pre-production testing in late November 2016.

At the time, Guido Schenken, Hyundai Australia’s public relations manager, told CarAdvice that there were “no current plans to bring the [new] i30 Tourer to Australia”.

According to Schenken, the i30 wagon didn’t have a “viable business case” as it was produced only at the company’s factory in the Czech Republic. Importation costs were part of the reason that Hyundai removed the current-generation i30 wagon from its Australian range in June 2016.

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