Hyundai confirms i40 saloon launch at Barcelona Motor Show
Monday 09 May 2011
Hyundai is to launch the i40 saloon at next week's Barcelona Motor Show, it confirmed May 6.
The Korean automaker has released the first renderings of the model, which comes hot on the heels of the i40 Estate launched at Geneva in March, promising "strong fluid lines" and a low, elongated roof line.
The coupe-like model also features large amounts of interior space, with "best-in-class" dimensions, including 1170mm of leg room.
The vehicle will be one of several on show at this month's Barcelona Motor Show - although Barcelona is one of the smaller European auto events, it will held on the same weekend as the Spanish Grand Prix, making the city a hot destination for auto fans the weekend of May 22.
Despite the Spanish car industry being in the doldrums of late (SEAT, Spain's best-known automaker, has been very quiet regarding new unveilings at the show), organizers are trying to put a good spin on things.
Like almost every other auto show on the planet, this year's Barcelona event will place a particular emphasis on eco-friendly vehicles, with Citroën, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Reva, Smart, Seat and Volvo all set to display electric vehicles.
Visitors will also be able to take eco-friendly driving lessons around a track courtesy of Fiat, test out new automotive safety systems thanks to Volvo, and get on a bike to power one of two Scalectrix tracks installed at the event for children.
The show runs May 14-22 in Barcelona, Spain.
Life & Style blogs
Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time: 10 worst gadgets of recent times
The secret to a great sex life revealed: Two cups of coffee a day
New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
Facebook status updates indicates whether a user is narcissistic or neurotic, research finds
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
- 1 Games of Thrones actor Lena Headey makes emotional promise to her unborn daughter
- 2 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 3 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 4 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
- 5 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...