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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Hyundai i40 will make its world debut on 2011 Geneva Auto Show


The Hyundai i40, essentially a Sonata wagon, will make its world debut on March 1 at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
"We have no plans for a Sonata wagon in the U.S.," a Hyundai spokesman told Inside Line on Friday.

The Hyundai i40 wagon will be introduced in Europe this year, with a sedan version to follow, the company said.

GENEVA — The European-designed Hyundai i40 — essentially a Sonata wagon — will make its world debut on March 1 at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. Hyundai described all of those features as "new technologies for Hyundai."

This is the all-new Hyundai i40, the Korean brand's Ford Mondeo-rivalling estate car.

As a premium offering it boasts 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--The 2011 Geneva Motor Show begins on March 1st.

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd (Hyundai) recently revealed the first pictures of the new i40, ahead of its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show which will be set for launch in Europe during the second quarter of this year.

From stunning design and specification, to industry-leading technology and after-sales care, the i40 sets itself apart from its competitors,” said senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth.

The i40 would be Hyundai’s first D-segment vehicle to be developed specifically for the European market, with a package of powertrains, equipment and technology tailored for European tastes.

Designed and engineered at Hyundai’s research and development headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, the i40 model maintained its signature features such as the hexagonal grille.

The ‘modern premium’ concept was also evident in the efficient powertrain choices available to i40 buyers.
Hyundai’s customer care package ‘Five Year Triple Care’ would come as a standard on the model.

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