Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hyundai i40 Tourer

Hyundai i40 revealed ahead of its Geneva 2011 public premiere!

Hyundai released first images of its all-new D-segment car, which will hit the European market in June this year. Named Hyundai i40 Tourer, the all-new mid-size wagon-type Hyundai model will compete against the best European models, including the VW Passat, Ford Mondeo or Opel Insighnia.

Designed in Europe, the all-new Hyundai i40 Tourer takes styling cues from several Hyundai concept cars which were presented at major auto shows during the last two years. The car features automaker's hexagonal signature grille. The grille is flanked by two jewel-like headlamps, for a contemporary, confident look that is accentuated by the characterful lines that connect the front and rear of the vehicle, adding to the i40's eye-catching, sophisticated and modern style.

Hyundai has yet to release more powertrain details, but so far, the automaker revealed that there will be the 1.7L diesel engine available. Codenamed U2, the diesel engine releases just 113 grams of CO2 per kilometer, which is one of the best figures for the segment! Expect to see at least two more gasoline-powered engines in the i40 Touring's engine line-up.

Speaking of 2011 Geneva auto show, Hyundai i40 Tourer will not be the only star of the Hyundai's stand. There will also be the all-new Veloster coupe presented for the first time in Europe, as well as the Curb concept crossover, which has already been displayed in the States.

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