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2017 Hyundai i30 wagon previewed before Geneva debut

February 20, 2017

While Australian buyers are just about to welcome the new i30 hatch, Hyundai in Europe is just about to unveil the new wagon version at the Geneva show.

So far only this teaser image showing a dark silhouette has been released, but we can probably assume it will take on the design language that’s applied to the yet-to-be-released five-door hatch model.

At the front is a more premium-look grille and headlights, with more sophisticated intake clusters and details compared with the outgoing model. There’s also going to be chrome trimmings for the windows. Thomas Burkle, chief designer at Hyundai Europe, said:

“The New Generation i30 Wagon speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design, and it carries the new Hyundai family identity – the Cascading Grille. The tapering roofline and the dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupe-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasised by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”

In Australia Hyundai pulled the pin on the i30 wagon in June last year, said to be due to a lack of business viability and import costs. It’s likely that Hyundai Australia will skip the boat on this new wagon as well, unfortunately. The new hatch is scheduled to arrive in a couple of months. Local specs and prices are yet to be announced.

As for this wagon, it will be revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, which starts on March 7.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.