Hyundai is extending its lineup. The South Korean car manufacturer is currently working on the all-new wagon, which will be heavily based on the new generation i30 (Elantra in North America). The model should be introduced sometime next year as the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer).
The prototype is still camouflaged, but it’s quite clear in which direction will go the development. Except it has wagon’s typical rear hatch, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring will be pretty much the same as the i30. Moreover, these two will have the identical front-end styling. This is so evident because of the streamlined hood and the distinctive hexagonal front grille. On the other hand, the roofline is pretty different and sleeker.
The wagon will use at least four engines. However, only two will be available in North America. According to the latest reports, the 2018 Elantra Touring will use a naturally aspirated 1.4-liter unit, as well as Hyundai’s new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, which is capable of delivering 138 horsepower and 179 pound-feet. In Europe, the interesting car will also offer the small 1.0-liter turbo and a 1.6-liter turbo oil-burner. The engines will move front (standard), or all four wheels (optional), and will be paired with 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual clutch transmissions.
Maybe, but just maybe the automaker could introduce the “N” performance model in the US. If it comes, the topping wagon will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 with around 200 horsepower.
Judging by the latest reports, the vehicle may make its official debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show in September.