A new Hyundai.
Hyundai has unveiled the latest version of the D-segment i40 at the 2011 Barcelona Motor Show. The debut of the Hyundai i40 sedan follows the global reveal of the i40 wagon at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011.
The Hyundai i40 sedan boasts a purely European identity having been designed and engineered at the European R&D headquarters of Hyundai in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The car is the latest model to be unveiled under the company's new brand slogan - 'New Thinking. New Possibilities.'
The 4.74-metre long Hyundai i40 sedan will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, supported by Hyundai's industry-best, fully transparent Five Year Triple Care customer assurance. This package has been attracting European consumers to the brand through its combination of a five-year unlimited warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, "The reveal of the sedan represents the next step of the i40's introduction to the European market, following the very positive reception for the i40 wagon. The Hyundai i40 sedan shares the same qualities found in the wagon, including outstanding levels of fuel-efficiency, comfort, and quality, and broadens the appeal of the i40 to buyers in the D-segment.
"We have ambitious but achievable targets for the i40 range, expecting to sell 60,000 units in a full year and building on the momentum Hyundai has gained in Europe in recent years. The launch of i40 will help us reach 3% market share by the end of 2011," Allan Rushforth concluded.
The Hyundai i40 sedan represents the next evolution of Hyundai's unique design language, 'fluidic sculpture'.
The 'fluidic sculpture' design DNA is recognizable by flowing lines inspired by nature which combine to create a dynamic exterior, and was introduced on the Hyundai ix-onic concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Since this debut, 'fluidic sculpture' has been the design inspiration behind all new Hyundai models, such as the award-winning ix35, ix20 and Veloster.
The design concept key words for the Hyundai i40 sedan are 'modern flow' and 'premium wing,' all evolving from the fluidic sculpture philosophy. Hyundai designers wanted to emphasize on creating fluidic volume with a modern touch as well as a sophisticated wing-like detail.
"We have used very strong, fluid lines from front to rear to give i40 a distinctive appearance," commented Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre. "We wanted to move away from the typical three-box sedan and create a car that was in keeping with the sporty nature of the i40 wagon. By sculpting a low, elongated roof line, we've given the Hyundai i40 sedan a striking coupe-like silhouette," Thomas Bürkle added.
The Hyundai i40 sedan not only benefits from attractive styling, but also retains high levels of interior comfort, with a wheelbase measuring 2.77 meters and delivering best-in-class dimensions for front head (1,025mm), shoulder (1,455mm), and leg (1,170mm) room. This impressive roominess promises to give all occupants spending long periods of the time in i40 the most comfortable D-segment ride available.
The all-new i40 will be available with a choice of four Euro V-compliant engines: two petrol and two diesel. These units cover a power spread of 115 ps to 177 ps, with torque delivery extended across a wide engine-speed range, making the i40 an enjoyable car to drive around town or on the motorway. Manual and automatic transmissions will also be offered.
In a segment where diesel models represent over 75% of total sales in Europe, Hyundai is anticipating that the 1.7-litre diesel unit developing 136 ps will be the most popular engine among both private and fleet buyers. Overall, Hyundai is expecting a 65/35% spread between diesel and gasoline-powered i40 sales.
Hyundai's all new four-cylinder 2-litre GDI engine, called 'Nu', makes its debut in the i40. It delivers higher torque for enhanced driving pleasure, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions and excellent NVH characteristics - similar to the multi-point fuel injected engine.
Equipped with GDI (gasoline direct injection) this 1,999 cc unit generates 177 ps and 213 Nm of torque, ensuring that the i40 brings a good balance between performance and fuel economy. An Hyundai i40 sedan with this engine and a six-speed manual gearbox will accelerate to 100 kph in just 9.7 seconds, record fuel economy figures of 6.8 l/100 km (combined cycle) and achieve a CO2 rating of just 159 g/km.
Fifth Gear Web TV - Hyundai i40 Road Test
Its Hyundai's first attempt at a Mondeo sized car and priced from £18,500
for this tourer version, it's a bit cheaper than most of its rivals. We
went to Norway to test the new i40 and find out how it compares to the
Hyundai i40 saloon review - CarBuyer
The Hyundai i40 is big and bold, with sharp looks that have no problem
turning heads. The car makes a stylish, practical choice for families - and
thanks to its range of efficient engines is also a good-looking option for
cash-conscious company car buyers. If you are looking to cut your motoring
costs, bear in mind that the car's 1.7-litre diesel engine can do 62mpg,
but remains powerful and responsive. The car is good to drive, too, and
while it's not quite as composed on winding roads as a Ford Mondeo, it
comes close. The six-speed manual gearbox is light to use and the interior
is decent quality. Cars are generally well equipped -- and comforts such as
air-conditioning, nine airbags for added safety, and reclining rear seats
are offered as standard. Practical, cheap to run and good to drive, the
Hyundai i40 is a fine car for you and all the family, whether you're on
business or heading on holiday.
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De Hyundai i40 sedan is er nu ook, en die kun je eveneens als 20 procent
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met de Opel Insignia 1.4 turbo? In deze
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пристальное внимание ведущих
видеоверсии "Большого тест-драйва".
Сергей Стиллавин и Рустам Вахидов
сошлись во мнении, что больших различий
между i30 и Kia Ceed нет, но при этом некие
самобытные черты найти можно. Что
возмутило Вахидова и как Стиллавин вошел