New Generation i30 Tourer Same Style, more Substance

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SYDNEY – Nov 9, 2012: Following the successful introduction of the New Generation i30 hatch earlier this year, Hyundai Motor Company Australia will launch its much anticipated wagon sibling, the i30 Tourer in early 2013. Delivering customers the same exceptional levels of comfort, refinement and efficiency of the hatch, the i30 Tourer offers the additional benefit of increased storage space.

Designed in Rüsselsheim Germany, incorporating Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language, the flowing lines of the exterior conceal a spacious and practical interior packed with comfort and convenience.

The i30 Tourer will be available in two trim levels, Active and Elite, with a choice of petrol or diesel powertrains - the 1.6-litre Gamma GDi petrol engine achieving 99kW @ 6300 rpm and 164.3Nm @ 4850 rpm, or the 1.6-litre UII CRDi diesel engine achieving 94kW @ 4000 rpm and 260Nm @ 1900-2750 rpm. Both engines will be available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with sequential manual mode.

Designed to achieving a maximum safety rating, the New Generation i30 Tourer offers a comprehensive suite of active and passive safety technologies. Standard across all models in the range are Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), and ABS with EBD & Brake Assist System (BAS), while advanced passive safety features include the use of ultra-high tensile steel within the body shell and seven airbags as standard.

Sharing the i30 hatch's 2650mm wheelbase, the i30 Tourer adds 185mm in total length and offers 528-litres of stowage capacity with rear seats up, an increase of 150-litres over the hatch. This expands to a massive 1,642 litres with the second row seats folded flat, an increase of 326 litres. Supplementary underfloor storage compartments further add to the i30 Tourer’s versatile and practical nature.

Equipment levels of i30 Tourer models will be similar, but not identical, to their hatchback stable mates. Comprehensive model specification will be available closer to launch.

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