Hyundai released the first real pictures of the i40 Estate ahead of the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This is an all-new model by the Korean car maker and their first D-segment vehicle. A sedan version of the car will be introduced later in the year.
Hyundai i40 is developed under the brand’s really simple philosophy that says premium cars should be accessible for everyone. That’s what they’ve been doing this past decade and that’s also what make them one of the most successful car makers in the recent years.
The car is developed specifically for the European market at Hyundai’s R&D headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, with a package of powertrains, equipment and technology tailored for European tastes.
The design of the i40 is based on the Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language. It features Hyundai signature hexagonal grille, unique headlights, carefully crafted curves and a smiley face!
This being a premium vehicle it features a range of innovative features including heated and reclining front and rear seats; a heated steering wheel; and an active de-mist system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen. As for the powertrains the i40 Estate will get a 1.7-litre diesel engine, codenamed ‘UII’, will emit from just 113 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “Offering more for less has always been a fundamental principle at Hyundai, and now we are advancing this with our new brand direction under the ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’ slogan. The i40 Estate is a perfect example of how we are offering the best and making it accessible to everyone. From stunning design and specification, to industry-leading technology and aftersales care – the i40 Estate sets itself apart from its competitors.