Meet the Hyundai i40 … a new mid-sized car that Hyundai has developed for the European market under the codename of ‘YF’.
The new i40 will go on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 and, in what has to be something of a break with automotive tradition, the first i40 model to hit the showroom floors will be the wagon. A sedan version will be available later in the year.
Releasing a wagon as the first model in the i40 range is an interesting move. Perhaps there’s more demand for wagons in Europe than there is in Australia.
Designed at Hyundai’s European R&D facilities in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the all-new i40 is Hyundai’s first mid-sized model to be specifically developed for the European market.
Despite the fact that the i40 is designed for a specific market it will still feature Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, featuring the company’s signature hexagonal front grille and rakish-lines, giving the i40 a dynamic, sporty appearance by connecting the front, side and rear profiles.