• Dec 13, 2010

Hyundai i40 wagon renderings – Click above for high-res image gallery

Hyundai is preparing to launch a new European D-segment model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March that will compete against such vehicles as the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat, and it's released a slew of advance renderings of what we might expect.

Filling the slot in the Korean automaker's European line-up that's filled in North America by the Sonata (with which it is a very close twin), the i40 has been designed and developed in Germany by the company's European R&D center in Rüsselsheim. The design closely follows those of recent Hyundai design studies, the Genus concept most closely.

The i40 is slated to go on sale shortly after its debut in Geneva in wagon form, with a sedan version expected to follow. The engine range is expected to include a 2.0-liter, direct-injection four-cylinder producing 170 horsepower and a 1.7-liter turbodiesel with outputs ranging from 115 horsepower to 136, with more powerful versions to follow. In the meantime, take a stroll through the image gallery below for a closer look, as the i40 is almost certainly what a Sonata wagon would look like were Hyundai ever to launch it in the States.



[Source: Hyundai-blog]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Build it Hyundai and sell it in the USA. They will sell here..........................
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please please please bring this to the states. Speaking as a performance wagon lover, Subaru has abandoned us, I dont want a super expensive luxury wagon, Volvo is out, mercedes is out, BMW is out, and Acura teased us with a looker then neutered the engine and slapped a beak on it. Wagons dont sell in the states because we have crap to choose from. Please make this Sonata wagon with the 2.0L turbo and preferably a manual option!!! ( i would ask for AWD but that would be pushing it)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it. Hope it comes to the states and that it will be the 'poor man's Venza'.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice,looks like they might also be a coupe/convertible on the way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring it to the US with AWD!
      Outback is too CUV and Subaru is moving too slow with new products.
      rmrrtracks
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would like to place an order for a 2012 Hyundai i-40 Sonata Wagon, but I can't- This would be the first auto, that I have bought, sight unseen ,in fifty years- Will Hyundai place this auto , for sale, in the USA ? This car, in those new cream colors, would create some backorders-
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the i40 was related to the Elantra, not the Sonata?
        • 4 Years Ago
        That makes sense. I had never heard of the i40, only i30. I am easily confused I guess.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The i40 sedan is going to be a Europe-only sedan that is somewhat smaller than the Sonata.

        Hyundai is coming out with the wagon version first and if they decide to bring it to the States, it will be branded as the Sonata wagon altho the i40 is a bit diff. from the Sonata (much like how the Elantra Touring/i30 wagon is diff. from the Elantra).
      • 4 Years Ago
      that's hot.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Add a sport package (rims, stance, a light sprinkle or spoiler and diffuser... turbo 4?) and there's a real sport wagon waiting to be unleashed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks more like the ELANTRA touring than Sonata wagon fyi...
        • 4 Years Ago
        seriously... this is one of the few models where IMO, the wagon looks sexier then the car. With the exception of the lower-half of the front end of the current sedan(which I feel is the only let down and will hopefully be fixed), I didn't think they could improve upon an already great sedan. Love the Dpillar, and it looks just as good from behind as it does up front. Great job Hyundai! Can't wait to see the real thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes please! Bring it to the USA and I'll buy it. Keep that front end for the USA too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it, but then I like wagons. Of course, we won't see it here in the states. More's the pity.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Read comment above.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So this is how a stretched Opel Astra Tourer would look like. Nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Acura TSX wagon killer. Put a good powertrain in this and it will sell many many units.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed, TSX killer for sure. I think it will sell a lot.
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