2012 Hyundai i30 Tourer priced from £16,195 in the UK

Article by Christian A., on June 26, 2012

When the Hyundai i30 Tourer starts to sell from the end of July, it will have a starting price of £16,195. It will be available with the following options: a 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol unit and a 1.6CRDi motor, which could offer either 108bhp or 126bhp. Every model has either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. The most efficient 108bhp oil-burner could return 67.3mpg and have 110g/km CO2 emissions.

i30 line-up has four trim levels: Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav. What’s offered as standard are Bluetooth, air-conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel, and LED daytime running lights.

Active-spec cars have a starting price of £17,295 and will add alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and electric windows into the package. Meanwhile, the Style variants cost £20,095 and will be featuring climate control, front parking sensors, electric door mirrors and automatic headlamps and wipers.

The Top spec Style Nav i30 Tourers are available with a touchscreen sat-nav system and rear view parking camera. They have a starting price of £21,095. For just £750 more, buyers can get Hyundai’s Convenience Pack, which include keyless entry and an engine start button.

By adding £1000 for the Individual Pack, buyers could enjoy heated leather seats and a panoramic sunroof. The estate model measures 185mm longer than the i30 hatchback version. It raises the i30 hatchback’s luggage space by nearly 150 litres to 528 litres with the rear seats up and to 1642 litres from 1316 litres with the seats folded flat. Comparably, the i30 Tourer’s Ford Focus estate rival provides a movable closet space for up to 1502 litres load space. Furthermore, the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer could reach 1550 litres.

Since the development of the new Hyundai i30 Tourer was conducted alongside the i30 five-door model right from the start, its designers were able to come up with a form that coherently strikes a strong family resemblance – taking inspiration from the carmaker’s fluidic sculpture form language.

Fluidic sculpture has been the form language for all of Hyundai’s new models in Europe since it was first seen on the Hyundai ix-onic concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The new i30 Tourer also features Hyundai's hexagonal-shaped grille as flanked by jewel-like headlamps. However, its looks are different starting from the B-pillar backwards. In line with the fluidic sculpture ethos of a car that seems to be constantly moving even though it is not, the new i30 Tourer features a roofline extending rearwards over the flexible passenger/cargo area.

The new Hyundai i30 Wagon is around 65 mm shorter (in height) than the original i30 Estate, thereby resulting to a sportier profile. In addition, the new Hyundai i30 Wagon is around 15 mm shorter in length than the original model.

Interestingly, the appearance of the new i30 Tourer is further made more appealing by a pronounced swage line running horizontally along the sides and then rises to the rear lights. Moreover, the new i30 Tourer features a rear windscreen wrapping around the C-pillars, thereby making the cabin brighter while increasing levels of visibility. Likewise, car’s deep tailgate allows for easy loading.

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