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The Top Gear car review:Hyundai i40 Tourer
For:Bold but successful styling and frugal diesels
Against:The interior is a bit over-styled and it is oddly expensive
What is it?
Another radical departure for Hyundai that is surely leaving the competition scratching its head over how to keep up, the i40 is an elegant and classy large estate car that is targeting the Ford Mondeo in Europe. So important does Hyundai believe this niche to be that it actually launched the i40 Tourer well before the saloon. This is the first time the reborn firm has had a car that can take on the European establishment in the small-exec class, so hopes and expectations are high.