OFFICIAL: First Pics Of New Hyundai Sonata 2011 Revealed
Hyundai revealed the first official pictures of their i40 model, the car that will start the fight with WV Passat and Opel Insignia in Europe. For now, we only saw the estate version.
Hyundai reveled today the first official pictures of the new i40 estate. Both i40 CW, and i40 sedan will have their debuts at Geneva Motor Show 2011 and will be the main rival of the Volkswagen Passat, Opel Insignia, Citroen C5 or the new Peugeot 508.
Until now, Hyundai only presented a series of sketches of their new model, but now the gallery shows us the first real pictures of the new South-Korean model. The new 2011 Hyundai i40 shocks when it comes to design with its fluid lines and so different of Sonata’s, borrowing some of the design lines introduced by the compact SUV Hyundai ix36.
Rumor has it that the new Hyundai i40 2011 will be powered by four engines: tow petrol engines (1.6-liter GDI of 135 HP and 2.0-liter GDI of 177 HP) and two diesel engines (1.7-liter of 115 HP/260 Nm and 1.7-liter of 136 HP/325 Nm). The two powerful diesel and petrol versions can be ordered with a standard six-gears transmission or with an automatic one.
The interesting thing is that Hyundai can boast about the engine with the lowest CO2 emissions in its class, the 115 HP diesel unit equipped with Stop&Start system managing get 113 g / km and an average fuel consumption of 4.3 liters/100 km.