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.
Hyundai i40 Saloon(i40 sedan)
European Premium i40 sedan, mid-side sedan, 1.7VGT, 140ps/4000, 33.0kg.m/2000-2500
wide panorama sun-roof, push-button-start, LED rear combi lamps, LED daytime-running light, lamp, 225/45R18 tire, EPB, Cruise control
2012 Hyundai i40 saloon review - What Car?
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The Hyundai i40 is good looking inside and out, offers good room for passengers and is packed full of kit. It also comes with some efficient diesel engines and is keenly priced.
The luggage space is large, but the gap between the boot and the cabin is strangely shaped and limits carrying ability. The driving experience is bettered by rivals as well.
A good-looking and well-specified family saloon with attractive pricing. The Hyundai i40 doesn't quite do enough to beat the best in the class, but it is well worth a look.
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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Hyundai i40 vs Opel Insignia (english subtitled)
De Hyundai i40 sedan is er nu ook, en die kun je eveneens als 20 procent bijtellingsauto rijden. Benieuwd hoe hij het doet in een vergelijkende test met de Opel Insignia 1.4 turbo? In deze video zie je hoe hij het ervanaf brengt.
New Hyundai i40 Saloon
Full pricing, specification and insurance group ratings have been announced for the all new Hyundai i40 Saloon.
The Hyundai i40 Saloon will be on sale from 5th January 2012, priced from £17,395 with insurance from Group 12E. The Hyundai i40 also boasts the lowest 'Benefit in Kind' cost in class for key diesel derivatives.
Tony Whitehorn, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK says: "The i40 Saloon represents the next-step in the launch of the i40 range to the UK market. It is a vehicle that has been designed and engineered specifically for Europe, ensuring its relevance in the market place.
"The stylish saloon version shares the same qualities found in the i40 Tourer - offering outstanding levels of fuel-efficiency, comfort, quality, and a high level of standard equipment all at an accessible price. It will broaden the appeal of the i40 range to buyers in the D-segment by offering a unique, value for money, customer proposition."
Three main trim levels will be available for the Hyundai i40 Saloon: Active, Style and Premium and two engines in three power outputs with manual or automatic transmission. Blue Drive technologies including Intelligent Stop & Go technology are standard equipment on all Active models and on the Style 1.7 CRDi 136PS Blue Drive and the Premium 1-7 CRDi 136PS Blue Drive model with CO2 emissions of 119g/km.
Standard features for the Hyundai i40 Saloon include 16" 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. Touch screen satellite navigation with rear view camera, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and dual zone climate control are standard on the 'Style' range. The Premium models see leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and supervision instrument cluster with LCD colour display as standard, with optional Lane Departure Warning and Smart Parking Assist, heated leather steering wheel and ventilated front seats.
Active safety features found on the Hyundai i40 Saloon include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Hill-start Assist Control (to prevent roll-back when starting on an incline), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), Brake Assist System and Emergency Stop Signal.
All Hyundai i40 Saloons benefit from passive safety features including seven airbags -- front, front side and curtain as well as a driver knee airbag.
All Hyundai i40 models benefit from Hyundai's Five Year Triple Care assurance, offering unlimited warranty and road side assistance for five years as well as five years of vehicle health checks.
Hyundai i40 1.7 CRDi Kombi
Zum Test stand uns der 1,7-Liter-Diesel mit 136 PS zur Verfügung. Der Vierzylinder-turbo gefällt mit ruhigem Lauf und flottem Durchzug. Hyundai gibt für den 1.7 CRDi 5,1 Liter Durchschnittsverbrauch auf 100 km an. Wem das nicht reicht, kann die Spritsparvariante „Blue Drive" mit Start-Stopp-Automatik, geändertem Motormanagement und Leichtlaufreifen gratis dazu ordern, dann soll der Kombi sogar nur 4,5 Liter brauchen. Auch serienmässig dabei ist das Komfort-Fahrwerk. Der Hyundai i40 bügelt auch grobe Wellen souverän glatt, die Sportlichkeit bleibt etwas auf der Strecke, dafür ist die Lenkung zu leichtgängig.
Der Hyundai i40 Kombi ist ein tolles Auto mit einem unschlagbaren Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Trotzdem wird er es schwer haben, gegen den VW Passat. Denn es fehlt dem Koreaner etwas wesentliches -- das prestigeträchtige Image.
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