All-New 2015 Hyundai Sonata Wagon Rendered, Could Become Next i40 Tourer

2015 Hyundai Sonata 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
The 2015 Sonata is definitely the next big thing from Hyundai. This midsize sedan has just been launched in New York and we think it's going to be their best selling car by next year, in the absence of a good compact sedan.
A new Sonata is great for America, but over in Europe, the car is too big not to have a wagon boot. For that market, Hyundai engineered a special car called the i40, also available as the i40cw Tourer. It's still a Sonata underneath and is even built at the Ulsan factory in South Korea, but the styling and the engineering are different.

Having developed a number of new technologies just for the Sonata, Hyundai should eventually make a new i40 range, which could look a little bit like our next rendering. A 5-door estate might finally make it to the states, since VW's new Golf SportWagen and Volvo's V60 signal the return of the wagon man on American roads.

We can't hide our appreciation for the 2015 Sonata's design, nor should we. Standard large alloy wheels and taught lines spell the end of boring Korean box sedans. The cabin is even better, with ergonomic improved in a sort of Germanic style. The center console is ever-so-slightly angled towards the driver and there are buttons for everything, which should make life much easier than in other cars that use touchscreens, like the Ford Fusion/Mondeo. Hyundai's latest generation BlueLink software allows you to turn on the engine from your phone and you can gave adaptive cruise control that can stop the car completely. How cool would that be on an estate?

Rendering by X-Tomi Design
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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