Overview of Hyundai i40

The Hyundai i40 is a family car available in Saloon and Tourer styles.

The car is designed to be economical to run with carbon dioxide emissions from 113g/km and fuel economy from 65.7mpg.

The Hyundai i40 is available in three main trim levels – Active, Style and Premium – with a choice of three engines, three power outputs and manual or automatic transmissions.

Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies – incorporating Intelligent Stop & Go technology – are fitted as standard on all Active models, and on the Style 1.7 CRDi 136PS Blue Drive model.

The technology allows the i40 to produce low carbon dioxide emissions of 119g/km.

Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, leather steering wheel with audio controls, electric heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, electric front and rear windows and electric parking brake with automatic hold function.

Touchscreen satellite navigation with rear view camera, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and dual-zone climate control are standard on the Style version.

The Premium models add leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and supervision instrument cluster with LCD colour display as standard, plus a choice of three option packages called Vision, Comfort and Assist. Many people choose new cars over used Hyundai models so that they can choose a custom package.

These offer Lane Departure Warning and Smart Parking Assist, heated leather steering wheel, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats and xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System.

The i40 is designed and engineered at the Hyundai’s European research and development headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

Hyundai have worked to tailor it for European roads and customers. Both the Saloon and Tourer are produced at Hyundai’s Ulsan manufacturing facility in Korea.

All Hyundai i40 models are supported by the company’s Five Year Triple Care assurance. This package offers five-year unlimited warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.

The original inspiration for the i40 can be traced back to the Genus concept car in 2006. Debuting at the Geneva Show, Genus helped to forge a new identity for Hyundai, with the debut of the hexagonal grille, a feature which has since become part of the brand face in Europe.

The i40 has a wheelbase measuring 2,770 meters. Cargo capacity in the i40 Tourer ranges from 553-litres with the rear seats occupied, 525-litres for i40 Saloon, when loaded to the top of the seatbacks, up to 1,719 litres with the rear seats folded down – loaded to the roof. The i40 has the lowest floor level in the D-segment – 592mm from the ground.

The i40 offers improved aerodynamics with a drag figure of 0.29Cd for the Tourer and 0.28Cd for the Saloon.

Hyundai wants the i40 to play a key role in expanding the company’s presence in the UK’s fleet sector.

Hyundai expects approximately 60 per cent of sales for the i40 to come from the fleet sector.