The affordable and good looking family assistant – the i30 Wagon is just about ready to come up dressed as a third generation all-new model, to be officially shown in front of the live audience of the Geneva Motor Show.
The South Korean automaker has decided to tease us about its introduction, occurring on March 7 during the press days of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. We can see the new station wagon’s side profile with its new roofline and a new rear end that is rumored to pack more storage than its predecessor’s 528 liter capacity. We know it’s going to feature more space because the hatchback itself soared compared to the outgoing model by 17 liters. Design and practicality differences aside, the i30 Wagon is certainly going to share lots of bits and pieces with its hatchback sibling.
For example, it’s naturally going to boast the turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine – complete with 138 horsepower (103 kilowatts) and 179 pound-feet (242 Newton-meters). Most likely the entry-level powertrain will be the naturally aspirated 1.4-liter with 100 hp and in between them the i30 Wagon might also get the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-liter with 120 hp. Meanwhile, diesel fans will choose between 95, 110, and 136 hp versions of the well known 1.6-liter turbodiesel.