Following the success of the Hyundai i30 Hatch, the company has launched the load-lugging i30 Tourer from $22,990. Sharing the i30 hatch’s 2,650mm wheelbase, the wagon adds 185mm in total length and offers 528-litres of boot space with the rear seats up – an increase of 150-litres over the hatch, and 113-litres over the previous-generation i30 Tourer.
This expands to a cavernous 1,642 litres with the second row seats folded flat, an increase of 326 litres over the hatch and 247-litres over its predecessor. If that’s not enough, there is also supplementary underfloor storage compartments. A cargo blind and safety barrier and cargo net are standard. Like the i30 hatch, there are twin 12V power outlets in the centre console, as well as a single 12V power outlet in the luggage area.
The i30 Tourer is available in Active and Elite trim (Premium isn’t available) and shares the hatch’s handsome styling, albeit with an elongated boot. It is powered by a choice of petrol or diesel engines. The 1.6-litre direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine produces 99kW @ 6,300rpm and 163Nm @ 4,850rpm, while the 1.6-litre diesel puts out 94kW @ 4,000rpm and 260Nm @ 1,900-2,750rpm. Both can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel consumption for the petrol engine is rated at 6.3L/100km for the manual and 6.9L/100km for the auto. The diesel manual returns 4.6L/100km while the auto returns 5.8L/100km. The rest of the mechanical package is identical to the i30 hatch, including the full suite of safety equipment like electronic stability control and 5-Star ANCAP rating.
Key features of the new i30 Tourer:
- 7 airbags
- Rear parking sensors
- Active safety: VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS, ESS, HAC, EBD & BAS
- LED daytime running lights
- 16-inch alloy wheels with full size alloy spare
- Cruise control with speed limiter function
- Integral reverse camera (Elite)
- Rear view camera (Elite)
- Auto electric folding side mirrors (Elite)
- Auto headlights (Elite)
- Hyundai Flex-Steer system
- Full iPod/USB connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free phone
- 5″ touch screen audio system with media ripping & storage capability plus album art display (Active)
- 7″ touch screen satellite navigation with SUNA live traffic (Elite)
- Dual-zone climate control (Elite)
- Push button start (Elite)
- Remote keyless entry
- Glove box cooling
The new Hyundai i30 Tourer will go on sale in Australia late February 2013.
|1.6-litre petro manual||$22,990||–|
|1.6-litre petrol automatic||$24,990||–|
|1.6-litre diesel manual||$25,590||–|
|1.6-litre diesel automatic||$27,590||$31,190|