Hyundai Sonata i40 wagon spy shots
2012 Hyundai Sonata (i40) wagon spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's no secret that we Autobloggers are big fans of wagons. Unfortunately, the market here in the United States isn't as wagon-friendly as those in other corners of the world, and because of this, there are very few examples to choose from – most automakers would rather introduce crossovers, as it's a significantly bigger (and growing) market.

With that in mind, it's unlikely that we'll get a version of this five-door Hyundai Sonata (which will be dubbed "i40" in other markets), though the automaker hasn't officially given America the red light just yet. Aside from the cargolicious rear end, the Sonata wagon caught by the spy shooters at CarPix employs a different chrome treatment at the base of the A-pillar, and we can see that a slightly different front fascia has been adapted. In keeping with the Sonata's sleek design, Hyundai has opted for a more rakish hatch assembly.

While you wait for Hyundai to take the wraps off this load lugger, scroll through the gallery below to see the prototype out on the street.


Related GallerySpy Shots: 2012 Hyundai Sonata Wagon (i40)

[Source: CarPix]