The Hyundai i40 is a large family car designed for the European market by South Korean manufacturer Hyundai. Sharing its platform with the US Hyundai Sonata, the i40 is scheduled for launch after the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, initially as an estate and subsequently as a saloon. In some markets the Sonata remains on sale as a separate model such as the US where the i40 is not sold. The estate variant of the i40 was released in Europe and South Korea in September 2011 and it was followed by a sedan variant in January 2012, and is also available in Australia and New Zealand. i40 estate was unveiled in 2011 Geneva Motor Show. i40 sedan was unveiled in 2011 Barcelona Motor Show. It is now on sale in Australia. The car was designed at Hyundais European R&D facilities in Russelsheim, Germany. The i40 is described as featuring Hyundai's 'fluidic sculpture' design language, and was launched in Europe initially as an estate (marketed as the i40 Tourer) with a saloon due later in 2011.
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