Find out more on the newest five-door wagon coming to the European market. Details inside.
Hyundai introduced the Hyundai i40 to the media at the Geneva Auto Show today. The Sonata-inspired car features a five-door design meant to appeal to European markets.
Designed in a development facility in Russelsheim, Germany, near Frankfurt, the i40 will be offered with several different powertrains. Amongst these is a 1.7-liter diesel engine, likely the same CRDi unit created for the ix35. The ix35 was also created at the same R&D center, and is sold with another purpose-built engine, a 1.6-liter GDI petrol.
Those ordering the i40 will be able to get convenient add-ons, like an automatic defogger and de-mist system, heated steering wheel, and heated seats in front and in back. Sorry, Americans, but Hyundai reportedly has no intention of selling the car stateside, with one spokesman telling Inside Line that there are "no plans for a Sonata wagon in the U.S."
European consumers will get their first crack at the Hyundai i40 wagon in the second quarter of 2011, with a sedan model coming out later in the year.