HONDA isn’t the only car brand set to use the Geneva Motor Show to launch a new vehicle (see separate story), with Korean car maker Hyundai set to reveal the new i30 wagon at the landmark car show event.
Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the new i30 wagon will feature the new cascade style grille and a tapering roof line. Load space too will be a feature of the new look wagon, with 602 litres of space with the seats up, and 1,650 litres with them down (making it one of the biggest in the market).
Add in additional ‘hidden’ space under the boot floor and a host of safety features, and it’s easy to see why Hyundai is hoping the wagon will quickly become a versatile vehicle of choice. Expect to see driver attention alert, advanced smart cruise control, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and lane keeping assistance among a raft of safety add-ons on the new car.
An 8-inch touch screen will offer state-of-the-art connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and LIVE Services. A wireless charging system for smartphones with the Qi standard will available as well.
Mechanically, customers will be able to choose from three petrol engines and one 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine featuring three power outputs. The wagon will be available with Hyundai’s new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the 1.4 T-GDi, which delivers a maximum power of 103kW.