Hyundai has released prices and specs for the estate version of its i30.
The i30 Tourer starts at £17,495. That’s just £500 more than the hatchback version, which is one of the smallest mark ups for an estate body in its sector. Indeed, it’s some £1,500 less than the previous i30 Tourer.
No surprise, then, that Hyundai expects to sell more than double the number of i30 estates this time round.
With the rear seats up, it can swallow 602 litres of luggage and with them down that number grows to 1650 litres.
This beats the Focus and Golf estates by 134 and 30 litres respectively. It’s also 309 litres more than the five-door hatch offers. It must be noticed, though, that the Peugeot 308SW has it licked, with a class-leading 660/1775 litres.
The cheapest engine is the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol that produces 118bhp and above this is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 138bhp.
The diesel line-up consists of three versions of the same 1.6-litre unit that produce 94bhp, 108bhp or 131bhp.
Prices will start from £17,495 for the i30 Tourer S 1.0 6 speed manual, which offers 15” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, digital radio with USB and aux connections, Bluetooth with steering wheel controls, electric front and rear windows and driver seat height adjustment.
All models also get a cargo screen and safety barrier net. Prices top out at £25,155 for the Premium SE 1.6 CRDi car, with dual clutch automatic transmission.
Hyundai claims that the i30 Wagon comes with the most driver assist safety programmes in its class. It gets adaptive cruise control that can brake or accelerate the vehicle at speeds of up to 112mph, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist technology.
There’s also rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection and Hyundai’s first driver attention monitoring system, which alerts the driver to take a break if lane crossing is noticed.
All cars also come with Hyundai’s superb five-year unlimited mileage warranty.