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South Korea’s Hyundai has released the first pictures of the new i30 Wagon with the five-door model that will be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks. Hyundai said that like the hatchback model, the new i30 Wagon was also designed and engineered “specifically for European customers” at its European R&D Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
On the exterior, inherits from its sibling with dominated by the brand’s stylish hexagon-shaped grille and signature headlights. The wagon’s rear hatch incorporates slightly revised taillights, as well as the license plate, which was previously mounted on the rear bumper.
Hyundai has not announced the details and pictures of the interior,but is expected to be very similar to the i30 hatchback.
“The New Generation i30 has been widely praised for its style, quality, and value. Our new wagon offers all of those attributes plus even greater load-carrying capacity,” commented Allan Rushforth, Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe.
With length is increased by 185mm (7.3-in.) to 4,485mm (176.6-in.) which creates a spacious interior and a in-class cargo increased from 378-litres in the hatch to 528-litres.
“We expect it to appeal strongly to those looking for stylish and flexible practicality, especially active families,” the Hyundai exec added.
Buyers will be able to choose between three gasoline engines and three diesel engines as the five-door. All of them are four-cylinders, a 1.6 liter, with outputs ranging from 88bhp to 133bhp (90PS to 135PS).
After official introduction the public for the first time in Geneva, the Hyundai i30 Wagon will go on sale across Europe and further details and interior photos are expected to be released to next month. We’ll continuously updated information, so check back with us for the latest details and photo at Auto Shows.