While the new i30 has just arrived in concession (January 2017), Hyundai already presents the variant break of its compact sedan. Called i30 SW, it stretches 25 cm from the 5-door sedan to reach a length of 4.59 m. It is in the middle of the segment, between the Volkswagen Golf SW (4,56 m) and the Renault Mégane Estate (4.63 m).
The i30 is a product born in Europe, for Europe. Compared to the 5-door version, the wagon gains 24 cm in length, or nearly 4.6 m in total. Width and wheelbase remain identical, but Hyundai has managed to equip the Wagon with a very serious trunk. With 602 liters in normal configuration, and 1,650 liters at most, it boasts more than honorable ratings.
For comparison, the Golf offers a volume of 605 liters while the large Volvo V90 stops at 560 liters. And the i30 still has a storage area under the boot floor.
The equipment is complete, as on the sedan, with a generous range of safety systems, such as autonomous emergency braking, as well as a blind spot detector or an alert of line crossings. There is also an eight-inch screen, or even LED lights.
Tested on the Nürburgring, the Hyundai i30 break will be present at the Geneva Motor Show, world premiere. It will go on sale in the wake. The i30 range will continue to expand, including the i30N sports version by the end of the year, and a Fastback version in 2018.