2012 Hyundai i40!
Geneva has been quite a show for big, handsome wagons, from the stonking Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to the shapely Saab 9-5 Sportcombi, there's been a kinschlepper for every taste and budget. Adding to the variety is Hyundai's new i40 estate, and it, too, is a looker.
Boasting the same sharply rising character line as the Sonata sedan upon which it's based, the i40 nevertheless has a more traditional nose, with a smaller grille and headlamps that look more like those from the Sonata Hybrid. Overall, the front aesthetic lurks somewhere between the Elantra and an embiggened Veloster, but either way, it's all Hyundai and it's an attractive piece.
Hyundai is quick to note that the i40 was developed in Rüsselsheim, Germany, with the European market firmly in mind, and it will be The Continent's first crack at the model range when it hits dealers later this year. A sedan variant will follow, but it's not known if it will look like the North American YF Sonata sedan, or if it will adopt this car's front clip.
Similarly, we know that more than a few executives within Hyundai of America want to see a two-box Sonata come to the States, but it isn't yet clear if a business case has been made for the shapely load-lugger.
2012 Hyundai i40 saloon review - What Car?
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The Hyundai i40 is good looking inside and out, offers good room for passengers and is packed full of kit. It also comes with some efficient diesel engines and is keenly priced.
The luggage space is large, but the gap between the boot and the cabin is strangely shaped and limits carrying ability. The driving experience is bettered by rivals as well.
A good-looking and well-specified family saloon with attractive pricing. The Hyundai i40 doesn't quite do enough to beat the best in the class, but it is well worth a look.
The Hyundai i40 Tourer
You requested it, you wanted Bob to test the Hyundai brand so here is the first of them. The Hyundai i40 Tourer kicks off the reviews of one of the worlds biggest car makers. Can it really be as good as the European makers?
Lets find out.
Hyundai i40 - Which? 1 minute review
The new Hyundai i40 is set to take on the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia but can Hyundai step up in to the big car segment and impress with its family credentials?
Hyundai i40 roadtest
De Hyundai i40 Crosswagon is gearriveerd op Europese bodem. AutoWeek probeert de nieuwe Koreaanse middenklasser uit in Noorwegen. Moet de gevestigde orde in deze klasse zich zorgen maken?