Hyundai i40 Sedan: preview sketch

Production Cars 6 May 2011
Hyundai i40 Sedan: preview sketch

Hyundai has published the first design sketch of the new i40 sedan, that will make its debut at the 2011 Barcelona Motor Show on May 12th.


Hyundai i40 Estate RenderingThis debut follows the global reveal of the i40 estate (shown in the renderings on the right) at the last Geneva Motor Show.

Designed and engineered at the company’s German R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, the i40 sedan will be characterized by a purely European identity, with a design that evolves the ‘fluidic sculpture’ formal language, introduced with the Hyundai ix-onic concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

Since this debut, ‘fluidic sculpture’ has been the design inspiration behind all new Hyundai models, such as the ix35 and ix20.

Hyundai i40 Estate Rendering “We have used very strong, fluid lines from front to rear to give i40 a distinctive appearance,” commented Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre.

“We wanted to move away from the typical three-box saloon and create a car that was in keeping with the sporty nature of the i40 estate.

“By sculpting a low, elongated roof line, we’ve given the i40 saloon a striking coupe-like silhouette,” he added.

Thanks to the wheelbase measuring 2.77 meters, the i40 sedan will maintain high levels of interior comfort.

Image Gallery

Hyundai i40 Sedan: preview sketch - Image 2
Hyundai i40 Sedan: preview sketch - Image 3
Hyundai i40 Sedan: preview sketch - Image 1

Related Stories

New Škoda Octavia: interior design sketches

New Škoda Octavia: interior design sketches

Škoda has released two design sketches offering a preview the interior design for the all-new Octavia.
Hyundai i40 CW: design sketches

Hyundai i40 CW: design sketches

Hyundai has released a set of design sketches that preview the i40 CW, a station wagon developed by the company's R&D Center in Russelsheim, Germany. The new model could debut at the next Geneva Motor Show and go on sale within 2011.
Hyundai i40

Hyundai i40

Created at Hyundai's German R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, the i40 is a D-segment premium wagon that will be launched in Europe within 2011 and will be followed by a sedan version.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Newsletter

Get all the updates with our weekly newsletter!

Find a Car


Scroll To Top
Scroll To Bottom