Hyundai Goes Big With New Generation i30 Tourer
The New Generation Hyundai i30 Tourers’ pricing and specification have been announced by Hyundai, with the entry level 1.6 litre 120PS Classic available from £16,195 OTR.
The i30 Tourer will be the fifth new model that Hyundai have launched in the UK in 2012, following the recent launch of the award-winning New Generation i30 Hatchback in March 2012. Like the hatchback, the Tourer offers customers a stylish design combined with exceptional levels of comfort, refinement and efficiency with the additional benefit of increased luggage space.
The Tourer measures 185mm longer than its hatchback sibling and offering 150 litres of additional luggage space with the seats up and 326 litres with the seats down. Load space is amongst the best in the class, with the New Generation i30 boasting a larger luggage capacity than a majority of its key C-segment rivals.
The i30 Tourer adopts Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture exterior design, which makes it stands out from the traditional and boxy estates. It boasts a sleep and sporty profile yet cleverly conceals a spacious.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, says: “The New Generation i30 Tourer will help grow Hyundai’s presence in the C-segment. The i30 Tourer is able to meet the demands of both retail and fleet customers as it offers space and versatility along with a range of clean and fuel efficient engines. Running costs are also substantially lower, not only compared with the outgoing i30 Estate, but with key competitors too. Owners benefit from improvements to fuel economy and emissions plus VED and Benefit in Kind and some of the lowest insurance ratings in class.”
There is a choice of two engines in the range with customers able to choose either the 120PS petrol unit or alternatively the 1.6 CRDi diesel unit, in the form of a 110PS or a higher-powered 128PS variant. Both engines are coupled to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Hyundai’s clean and efficient Blue Drive technologies come on all 1.6 CRDi manual models as standard and feature Intelligent Stop & Go Technology. Versus the outgoing Comfort 1.6 CRDi 115PS i30 Estate, the New Generation i30 Tourer Active 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive is 12 per cent more fuel efficient than its predecessor – returning 67.3mpg on the combined cycle – while emitting 11 per cent less CO2 at 110 g/km.
The New Generation i30 Tourer has been created from start to finish to provide customers with a stylish, efficient, spacious and safe estate. It is manufactured using Hyundai steel and robots to ensure maximum quality throughout and the belief in the product translates into one of the industry’s leading vehicle warranty – the 5 Year Triple Care assurance package.
Whitehorn adds: “Like all new Hyundai passenger cars, the New Generation Hyundai i30 Tourer is backed by our renowned 5 Year Triple Care Warranty. The overall benefits of our warranty mean owners benefit from exceptional aftersales back-up and total peace of mind as it includes a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years vehicle healthchecks and five years free roadside assistance.”