The estate version of Hyundai’s European i40 has made its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Designed and engineered at Hyundai’s headquarters in Germany, the i40 Estate will fill the gap left by the outgoing Sonata in the South Korean automaker’s range and will compete against the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat. A four-door sedan version will be introduced this year, with most bets going towards the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
The Hyundai i40 Estate will go on sale across Europe in the summer with engine options including a 1.7-liter turbo diesel emitting as little as 113 g/km of CO2 and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit. Strangely, Hyundai has not yet released any other details on the i40 series.