The old Tourer accounted for just one in every 10 i30 sales, but Hyundai expects the new model to account for closer to two in 10.

That’s partly because it has dropped the premium for the estate over the hatchback from £1500 to £500.

We’re driving the 1.4-litre petrol in the range-topping Premium SE spec, to see what tow car ability it has.

How well does the petrol engine tow? And does the Hyundai i30 Tourer do enough to stand out among its many talented rivals?