Before the wagon fiends among you get excited, there's something you need to know: this one won't be coming to Australia. At least, it's not in the current plan.
Speaking with CarAdvice in November, Hyundai Australia communications manager Bill Thomas said that although the wagon is not completely off the table, economic barriers mean it is unlikely to show.
“Production is only in Europe, so, with the current market conditions, it is not a viable business case, although it’s always up for review in the future," he said.
In its production form, the i30 Wagon boasts a more sporting look through the profile than its Tourer predecessor, with an almost Mercedes-like theme in the shape of the D-pillar and glasshouse.
The new wagon's styling is otherwise in-line with its new hatch sibling, with the same headlights and 'cascading' grille design up front and the same horizontal tail lamp design and tailgate kick at the rear.
Hyundai quotes 602 litres of boot space with the rear seats upright, growing to 1650 litres when laid flat, comparing well to the 528/1642 figures of the model it replaces.
The new wagon's overall length grows from 4485 to 4585mm, while its wheelbase remains the same 2650mm of its predecessor and of the new hatch model (the new hatch is 4340mm long overall).
Engine options in the i30 Wagon will include three petrol units and one diesel, among them the turbocharged 88kW 1.0-litre petrol and 103kW 1.4-litre petrol engines.
As with the hatch, the i30 Wagon will score a suite of safety systems including autonomous emergency braking, driver attention alert, advanced smart cruise control, blind-spot detector, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, speed limit information and high-beam assist.
The i30 Wagon will make its debut at next month's Geneva motor show. For more on the new i30, catch our links below.
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