New Hyundai i40 to debut in Barcelona

Hyundai has released a glimpse of its future i40 sedan ahead of the sedan's May 12 debut at the Barcelona Motor Show. The i40 represents the newest Hyundai to be released under the company's latest new thinking. Fresh possibilities" ad slogan, along with its "fluidic sculpture" design language. According to Hyundai, the design brief uses shapes found in nature to make cars with a distinct flowing shape. To our eyes, we see a subtle development of the styling that made the Elantra so famous, and there's a little Lexus IS thrown in there for fine measure.

When it debuts, Hyundai tells the i40 concept will lead the D-segment for front head, shoulder and leg room, but until its debut next week, power plant and production information are kept under lock and key.