Would A Hyundai i30 N Tourer Worry The Seat Leon Cupra ST?

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Have you been looking at the new Hyundai i30 N, but need more luggage space? An estate version of the car would solve that problem, if the Korean automaker decides to make it, and it could look very similar to this rendering created by XTomi.

In its new estate body style, it keeps the upgrades that make the N instantly recognizable, while having its roof extended behind the C pillars. It theory, it would make for a nice rival to Seat's Leon Cupra ST, the estate variant of the Cupra hatch.

Due to the obvious weight penalty that comes with this transformation, the i30 N Tourer would be better off with the Performance Package, which makes the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine deliver 275 PS (271 hp), compared to the base version's 250 PS (246 hp).

The real question, however, is not if Hyundai plans to offer an estate version of the i30 N, but whether they're planning into launching the hot hatch in North America, most likely under the Elantra GT name.

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