The first spy photos of the 2011 Hyundai i40 sedan, which will replace the model Sonata. The car was filmed without camo in South Korea during a promotional photo shoots.
New Hyundai Sonata (i40) is built on a new platform and will be offered with diesel engines series “R”, which also planned to equip crossovers ix35 (replacement Tucson) and Santa Fe. Also in the scheme will gasoline four cylinder with direct fuel injection, developing 115 to 140 horsepower.
In addition, modifications are expected to appear with the hybrid power plant consisting of a 2.0-liter turbo engine (from other sources – 2.4-liter), 30-kilowatt electric motor, lithium batteries and a six-speed gearbox. The total capacity of such a powerplant reaches 228 horsepower.
Hyundai i40 will debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.