Hyundai has unveiled the latest version of the D-segment i40 at the 2011 Barcelona Motor Show.
The debut of the i40 saloon follows the global reveal of the i40 tourer at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The i40 saloon boasts has been designed and engineered at the European R&D headquarters of Hyundai in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The car is the latest model to be unveiled under the company’s new brand slogan – ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities’.
The 4.74-metre long i40 saloon will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, supported by Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care customer assurance.
Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “The reveal of the saloon represents the next step of the i40’s introduction to the European market, following the very positive reception for the i40 tourer.
"The i40 saloon shares the same qualities found in the tourer, including outstanding levels of fuel-efficiency, comfort, and quality, and broadens the appeal of the i40 to buyers in the D-segment.
“We have ambitious but achievable targets for the i40 range, expecting to sell 60,000 units in a full year and building on the momentum Hyundai has gained in Europe in recent years.
"The launch of i40 will help us reach 3% market share by the end of 2011,” Rushforth added.