The vehicle you see here is a facelifted version of the 2019 Hyundai i40 Wagon. The prototype is completely camouflaged, but the changes underneath are mainly cosmetic. Still, there is a pretty big story beneath the hood, because the solid wagon is getting an amazing PHEV treatment.
What to say about the plug-in hybrid that’s going to be able to cross around 600 miles without any stop, except it’s outstanding. Our source claims that the i40 wagon is definitely getting the powertrain capable for this. The system will pair a 2.0-liter four gasoline engine and an electric motor. The mill will produce 154 horsepower, while the electric part of the powertrain should add around 50kW, which is altogether somewhere about 200 ponies. The motor gets its power from a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, which needs about 3 hours for full charging using a Level 2 240-volt charger, which is the biggest flaw of the system. In any case, first estimates say that the 2019 Hyundai i40 Wagon PHEV should be able to cross 27 miles using electric power only.
As for the regular models, they will probably keep its current options unchanged or slightly updated. The diesel model will host an efficient 1.7 CRDi turbo, while the gasoline version offers a choice of two turbo units, the1.6-liter Gamma and 2.0-liter Theta II.
Inside, the 2019 i40 Wagon will feature a new UVO system with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car will host an optional, but really impressive 10-speaker, 630-watt Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound Audio System, as well as totally new upholstery.
The exterior changes will mostly affect the front end. More precisely, the wagon will sport an interesting cascading grille and new headlights. On the other side, the South Korean car manufacturer will add new i30-based taillights and a new rear bumper with redesigned exhaust pipes.
According to the latest reports, the 2019 Hyundai i40 Wagon will make its debut early next year, but it will take a year before it hits the dealerships.