The 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon is coming with the pretty much same characteristics as the last-year model, without bigger changes. The famous Korean manufacturer is one of the biggest companies in the car industry nowadays. To retain that position, the company constantly works on various ways to expand its offer. Although this manufacturer offers pretty much all kinds of vehicles, there is always a need to offer something new for specific markets. One of the most demanding markets is definitely Europe. In this part of the world, it is difficult to compete if you don’t have various body styles of the same model in the offer. One of the most demanding body styles is station wagons. Because of that, Korean manufacturer introduced several years ago this version of the familiar i40. It was accepted well and now 2017 i40 Wagon continues without bigger changes.
2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon continues without bigger changes. It is a station wagon version of the i40 sedan, which shares most of its characteristics with the more famous Sonata. This estate rides on the same platform as the sixth generation of this famous model that is present in North America and other parts of the world. In terms of styling, this model comes with the pretty much same appearance as standard 4-door sedan model. Both models feature the brand’s familiar front end. However, there are some indications that the company prepares an update for the next year. So, we could finally see this model in the manner of newest models from the lineup. Until then, i40 Wagon continues in the same way. The interior design is pretty much the same as on base sedan version, with the plenty of space and even more cargo space.
2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon features
One of the main benefits of this model is its list of standard features. The 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon is one of the best-equipped models in class. There are four trims in the offer. The base S model comes with 16-inch wheels, while bigger 17 and 18-inch wheels are reserved for higher trims. Even the base model features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls. The base model features cloth upholstery, while leather is available already in mid-level trims. All models come with a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, USB ports, trip computer etc. A touchscreen is standard on all trims except the base S. The 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon also comes with plenty of safety systems. Standard features for all trims are things like 7 airbags, ABS, brake assist, electronic stability program, hill-assist control and many others.
2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon engines
The 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon comes with two engines in the offer. There are both gasoline and diesel units in the offer. When it comes to the petrol engine, there is a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four GDI unit, which has a max output of 176 horsepower and 158 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in pair with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. When it is about diesel engine, there is a familiar 1.7-liter four-cylinder unit. It has a max output of 140 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. In this variant, 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon is a little bit slower than the gasoline model but returns amazing 68 miles per gallon. This engine not only that provides much better fuel economy, but also comes with the optional new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the 6-manual is a standard feature.
2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon price and competition
The 2017 Hyundai i40 Wagon features a quite attractive price. Base models go around 28.000 dollars. Some fairly-equipped mid-level model will cost you around 32.000 dollars, while the best-equipped versions with a full load of features could go all away up to 38.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are models like Ford Mondeo Estate, Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, VW Passat Estate, and others.