It seems that Hyundai plans to add one more variant of the new i30. Not so long ago, the carmaker introduced the hatchback version for Europe, which will also come as the Elantra GT in North America. On the other hand, the sedan model is already on the US streets, so there is only missing a wagon. Well judging by the spy shots we have, this is going to change pretty soon, because they are working on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer).
2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring: Stying Changes
The interesting wagon is still deeply buried under the camouflage, so we can’t see all the details. However, it looks like it will have a lot in common with the hatchback sibling, at least in the front. There will be an aggressive hood design, along with a large hexagonal front grille. Both the headlights and fog lamps are also very cool. Of course, around back, the car will feature an enlarged trunk, which is pretty normal for every wagon.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring won’t steal just the exterior styling from the hatch. The upcoming wagon will likely share the platform and drivetrain as well. For Europe, the i30 Tourer will offer both gasoline and diesel engines, while the US Elantra Touring won’t get any oil-burner. The overseas model will come with a 1.0-liter turbo, naturally-aspirated 1.4-liter, as well as a turbodiesel 1.6-liter. On the other hand, the North American version should offer an all-new turbocharged 1.4-liter with 138 horsepower and 179 pound-feet. The engines will be paired with a standard front-wheel drive, while you will be able to choose between 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch gearboxes.
Right after the arrival of the 2018 Elantra Touring, the carmaker will introduce a high-performance car, which will arrive as the i30 N model. Still, judging by the latest rumors, this won’t be the last model of the “i30 division” because they are allegedly on the Elantra crossover as well.