The i40 will be replacing the Sonata model in Europe and is set to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March.

Here are the latest spy shots of the upcoming European-spec Hyundai i40W (wagon).

The prototype spied here was caught outside one of the northernmost McDonald's in the world - somewhere in Scandinavia just shy of the arctic circle. Our spy photographers managed to get a clean shot of the interior before the driver was able to make his nighttime getaway.

The Hyundai i40 will replace the Sonata model in Europe and will first come in a wagon body-style before the introduction of a sedan variant.

The prototype spotted here is a diesel - as per the designation clearly spelled out on the steering wheel in that shot of the interior. Hyundai will be offering 3 diesel variants for the i40 range, a 1.7 liter CRDI configured to either 115 PS (85 kW) or 136 PS (100 kW) and a 2.0 liter CRDI diesel with 177 PS (130 kW), coupled to Hyundai's new dual-clutch gearbox, which will debut sometime later in the model cycle.

On the petrol side are expected a 1.6 liter GDI unit with 140 PS (103 kW) and a 2.0 liter with 177 PS (103 kW).

The Hyundai i40W will make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March and will go on sale in Europe in the spring. The 4-door sedan i40 is scheduled to be launched in the fall. The model will compete against the likes of the Ford Mondeo, VW Passat and Opel Insignia.

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