Hyundai will give the i40 its world debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show, replacing the Sonata saloon.
The company says the car will bestow 'class-leading quality, performance and technical features' on its owners. It's the first Hyundai D-segment car to have been developed specifically for Europe, having taken shape in the company's Russelsheim R&D centre.
We don't know much about the car yet, but it will be revealed as an estate first, with the saloon following later in 2011. It will feature a host of 'Blue Drive' features to lower fuel consumption, meaning it has been aerodynamically streamlined, will have start-stop and probably a gear shift indicator.
In estate format, the Hyundai i40 will arrive in Ireland by June 2011, with the four-door saloon likely to go on sale in time for the 2012 plate change.
Hyundai is openly targeting the Toyota Avensis and Ford Mondeo so expect prices to start below €25,000.