What Car? says...
For the better part of a decade, the new car buying market has been completely and utterly dominated by the SUV. With their rugged looks and ‘active lifestyle’ image, ‘faux-by-four’ sales have soared, while the humble estate – the traditional family car of choice - has simply fallen by the wayside.
Hyundai, like a number of other manufacturers, has been hit by this sudden change in customer buying habits. Where the Santa Fe has set sales records across the globe, cars like the previous generation i30 Tourer barely register in the overall line up.