Hyundai Australia says i30 wagon unlikely to return

Hyundai Australia says NO to i30 wagon

No new-gen i30 wagon for us

The Hyundai i30 was previously offered in wagon (or Tourer) form in Australia for a number of years, however slow sales forced Hyundai Australia to pull the pin on the variant last year.

Now as the wagon version of the new-generation model comes online in Europe, Hyundai tell us Australia will, at this stage at least, continue to miss out on the offering.

Station wagon sales in Australia have tanked in recent years as buyers have increasingly turned to SUVs.

Interestingly though, i30 rival the Holden Astra will soon welcome a ‘sportswagon’ variant and the new Volkswagen Golf 7.5 will also retain a wagon option.

The new-gen Hyundai i30 Tourer looks like a good offering too.

It boasts up to 1650 litres of cargo space (rear seat lowered) and will be offered with a choice of three engines, including a tiny 1.0 litre turbo-petrol unit.

Hyundai Australia says NO to i30 wagonTony Whitehorn is the President and CEO Hyundai in the UK, he says in that market they’re expecting the new wagon to be very popular.

“Previous generation i30 Tourer models accounted for just over 10% of total i30 sales; however our expectations are that the new one will achieve much closer to a 20% share.

“This is driven by extra standard safety equipment and high specifications.”

We’ll keep you updated on further develops in our Hyundai i30 News section.

Also from behindthewheel.com.au...

About Joel Helmes 3559 Articles
Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*