Around Autoblog HQ, we likey the wagons. And the the latest Hyundai i30 is one of our favorite road-going interpretations of the automaker's "fluidic sculpture" design language. But while the i30 hatch – a.k.a. the Elantra Touring in the States – fits the bill for most, Hyundai recognizes that some people need more and that's what the i30 Wagon delivers.

Hyundai's hexagonal grille, gem-like headlights and restyled taillights take the i30 from ho-hum family-hauling econobox to something boarding on stylish – a challenge for a utilitarian people mover – and the additional cargo space is surely a welcome addition for families with more kit to carry.

The interior gets a generous dose of upgrades as well, including a two-tone IP, creamy leather seats, brushed aluminum accents and a steering wheel full of redundant controls. This new i30 could be the perfect competitor to the Jetta Sportwagen in the U.S., but Hyundai remains mum on its chances of making it across the Atlantic.


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        Leather Bear
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm not much of a Hyundai fan (especially of their US corporate HR policies), but your comment is offensive.(and seemingly typical of what's too common on the Autoblog boards these days).
        Hcooper
        • 2 Years Ago
        Moron
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      Ten years ago, a headline with "Hyundai" and "high style" together would have been absolutely laughable... I'm not sure that it still isn't.
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        CJ Irwin
        • 2 Years Ago
        one problem, the cruze isnt coming to america so the only affordable wagon in the US market may be this, but at least it is a wagon
      AE86
      • 2 Years Ago
      "High Style" LMFAOOOO NOT
      Lester
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd love for this to come to the states because the states needs a wagon revival and if such a thing came to the states via Hyundai it would hopefully encourage Ford to do the same with its Focus Wagon and hopefully Hyundai would do a better looking/sportier Kia variant as well. I still think the Accord/Camery/Altima/Maxima/Optima/Sonata/Fusion/Mazda6/Legacy market all need a wagon variant too....MOAR WAGONS MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wagon? Quick, give it a different name, else American suburbanites will go berserk and claim they are not interested in wagons and instead buy a crossover/CUV. Those aren't wagons, you understand.
      Mike Cornell
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is good too...would be a tough pick between this and the Kia Ceed SW. Need to check out the Cruze wagon too. Please bring any or all of the above to Canada.
      Eric Manes
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take mine in Limited form with a 6spd manual and the 1.6 turbo. That would be a fantastic combination.
      mikecalabrese
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like this wagon also and am now depressed that we can't buy most of the vehicles pictured here on autoblog.com today!
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      You have a very strange definition of High Style. Did you mean Over Style?
      George Sligar
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is curious that the new hatchback version is to be called Elantra GT and NOT Elantra Touring. Who knows, there may be a chance we will see the wagon variant in the US as well.
        regionrat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @George Sligar
        I think they just ditched the Touring name because it's never been used in the U.S. to denote a wagon before. People were probably a little confused.
      Jay
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think you mean, across the pacific
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