Electric Estate Cars
Estate cars have a multitude of benefits but are often underutilised and not considered as often as SUVs, however there’s so many good things about estate cars, so we’ve decided to create this article.
Firstly, let’s discuss what an estate car is.
An estate car, which might also be referred to as a saloon by some people, is a much more spacious car that is visibly longer in length than a hatchback.
Estate cars are often best suited to those who drive a lot of miles for work, either commuting to and from a workplace, or having to visit different locations on a daily basis.
Benefits of estate cars
As mentioned, there are several benefits of owning an estate car over a hatchback or an SUV.
A common misconception is that larger vehicles have more boot space, but this is absolutely not the case.
It might be assumed that SUVs have a larger boot capacity as the vehicle itself is larger than a hatchback or an estate car. When you look at an SUV, the rear is very similar to a hatchback, whereby the boot slides down rather than out, so you can expect similar boot capacity.
Where a hatchback and SUV has a more compact rear, the rear of an estate car often sticks out at a clear angle, which means the boot space has a much larger capacity.
For comparison, the Hyundai i30 Tourer, which is an estate car, offers 602 litres of load space, compared to the Hyundai i30 hatchback, which offers 395 litres.
The Hyundai i30 Tourer also has a Ski-Through compartment, which allows you to fit your skis in the car, without losing that rear row of seats. You’ll also still have plenty of room for all your luggage and other equipment.
As well as having much larger boot capacity when compared to a hatchback or an SUV, estate cars are also incredibly spacious in the cabin area, meaning there’s plenty of space for your passengers to stretch out.
Not only this, there’s also plenty of space to place your overnight luggage and hang up your suit so you arrive refreshed.
Estate cars are popular with professionals who want a stylish, executive style car that they can travel in comfort in, especially for hours at a time.
There’s plenty of technology available, such as rear-view camera, navigation and Bluelink integration, offering a more enjoyable driving experience each and every time.
Electric estate Hyundai model
The brand-new Hyundai IONIQ 6 is an incredibly stylish electric estate car that can be charged from 10-80% in less than 20 minutes, giving you a 300-mile electric range.
The design of the IONIQ 6 is sleek and smooth, and packed with luxurious materials. There’s also no compromise when it comes to technology, with a 12” touchscreen, 12” digital instrument cluster and a range of safety features, including Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assistance, Smart Cruise Control, Stop & Go and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist.
You can also stay connect back with the office during your journeys thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which come as standard and allow you to integrate your smartphone apps with your vehicle.
If you’re interested in taking a test drive of an electric Estate car, speak to your local Hyundai dealer, BCC Cars who would be happy to arrange this for you.