The i40 Estate is a European market, midsize wagon version of the latest Hyundai Sonata sedan. Hyundai released these pics ahead of the cars debut in Geneva, and the i40 should be on sale in Europe later this year. Sadly, the chances of the right-sized wagon making it to this side of the Atlantic aren’t good, despite interest from consumers and Hyundai Motors America personnel alike. I say “bring it”, and if the 1.7 liter turbo-diesel motors can’t be EPA certified for a reasonable cost, feel free to use the 2.4 liter four from the Sonata sedan or (even better) the 2.0 liter turbo from the Sonata Turbo. A reasonably priced midsize wagon with 274 horsepower and a six speed? I’d be on that like Charlie Sheen on an eight ball.
In the EU, the base motor will be the aforementioned 1.7 liter turbo diesel, available in 113 horsepower and 134 horsepower variants. A 2.0 liter gasoline engine will be introduced later in the year, and customers are likely to get both the six speed manual and the six speed automatic transmission. The next new Hyundai model likely to make it to the United States is an updated version of the Elantra Touring, Hyundai’s compact five-door wagon. The car will be based on the next generation of the European i30 wagon, which has yet to make it’s debut.
Source: Motor Trend