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Hyundai i30 Previewed Ahead Of Release In Geneva

By February 20, 2017 at 7:03 am
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The Hyundai i30 has been previewed by the car manufacturer ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which is scheduled to take place in March.

Hyundai's latest model, the i30 wagon, is expected to have some similarities to the hatch, which is slated to go on sale in April in Australia. The changes appear to be focused behind the C-pillar. It includes thinner D-pillars, a longer roof resulting from a lengthened rear overhang, various sets of tail-lights and a brand new tailgate.

The new wagon, which was developed at the research and development center of the company in Germany, is being targeted for the market in Europe. Hyundai's European Design Center chief designer Thomas Buerkle reveals that the new wagon will have a "tapering roofline and [its] dynamic proportions give the wagon an almost coupe-like silhouette," according to Car Advice Australia.

The "coupe-like silhouette" reflects the tastes that are prevalent in the European market. "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," Buerkle said, according to Motoring Australia.

"The tapering roofline and the dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupé-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasized by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows."

Last time the Hyundai i30 was spotted in public was back in November 2016, where it had gone through some pre-production testing. It is slated to be manufactured in Czech Republic.

It is unknown as of this time whether the Hyundai i30 wagon will be delivered outside of Europe. The current-generation i30 wagon from its Australian range was removed in June 2016 due to importation costs. Guido Schenken, the public relations manager for Hyundai Australia, admits there are no plans to bring the wagon Down Under.

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