New Hyundai i40 Wagon shown ahead of Geneva debut
The new Hyundai i40 Wagon was developed at the company’s European R&D facility in Rüsselsheim, Germany and after the i40 Wagon shown here makes its debut in the European market, it will be followed by an i40 Sedan. The i40 will display the distinct styling of the modern Hyundai brand but with the new Wagon comes the new company slogan – “New Thinking. New Possibilities”.
The Hyundai i40 Wagon is the automakers first attempt at a D-segment vehicle designed specifically for the European market and Hyundai plans to make a splash in the D-segment; adding a variety of high end luxury items previously only found in the Genesis and Equus. Heated, reclining front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and an “active de-mist system” that detects and eliminates fog on the windshield – items relatively unheard of in an affordable D-segment vehicle.
The new Hyundai i40 Wagon is powered by a 1.7 liter diesel engine and while the Korean automaker doesn’t offer any specifications, they do claim that it will be an environmentally friendly engine. In addition to the super-clean diesel engine, the new i40 Wagon will also come with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care program which includes a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty, five year roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Europe offered this comment on the new model:
"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 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 sets itself apart from its competitors."
There have been rumors that there will be a new Hyundai Sonata Wagon coming to the US but based on the fact that the i40 is designed for the European market and comes with a diesel engine, this vehicle may or may not be an early (yet very vague) look at the Sonata Wagon.
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