With Hyundai having updated its i45 with new suspension settings for Australia, the brand’s flagship model is set to conquer even more market share in its category. Nonetheless, what the i45 lacks is body variants, particularly a wagon. Perhaps that’s all about to change.
Our spy photographers have just sent us a new set of photos of the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Sonata wagon (as its called in the USA, in Europe it’s expected to labeled as i40).
As far as we can tell, this is a Hyundai i45 wagon. When contacted, Hyundai Australia would not comment on any wagon variant of the i45 coming to Australia, or even existing in the first place.
There is also some talk that European buyers will be able to buy the i40/45 with a diesel engine. An option which Australian buyers don’t have access to. Hyundai will no doubt eventually launch a hybrid version of the i45 as well.
According to the spy photographer that took these photos, the Hyundai wagon was being benchmarked against a Toyota Prius, so it’s possible to assume that Hyundai is in the final stages of its hybrid drivetrain development.