Geneva Preview: Hyundai i30 Tourer unveiled image

Hyundai has just revealed the i30 Tourer model, which makes its public debut next month at the Geneva motor show 2012, and goes on sale in July.

As expected, the i30 Tourer extends the five-door’s roofline from the b-pillars back to create a 528-litre load area, which can be expanded to 1642 litres when the rear seats are folded. The wagon’s overall length is increased by 185 mm to 4485 mm over its five-door sibling, making it one of the most accommodating vehicles in the European C-segment, and 10 mm longer than the original i30 wagon.

Like its hatchback sibling, the New Generation Hyundai i30 wagon was designed and engineered specifically for European customers at Hyundai’s European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim,Germany. The wagon was developed alongside the hatchback form from the earliest stages, enabling the stylists to fashion a coherent design that bears a strong family resemblance inspired by Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture form language, Hyundai said.

The i30 Tourer will be available with the same engine range as the hatchback, with three petrol and three diesel options and power outputs of between 94bhp and 133bhp.

The automaker hasn’t revealed detailed specs or prices for the new i30 Estate, but expect prices to start the right side of £16.000 in UK.