Following on from the handsome i40 tourer Hyundai has launched the i40 Saloon.
Prices for the Hyundai i40 Saloon start at £17,395 (£1,000 cheaper than the i40 tourer) for the ‘Active’ petrol 1.6 GRDi Blue Drive and rise to £24,895 for the ‘Premium’ 1.7 CRDi 136PS automatic.
There is a choice of three trim levels Active, Style and Premium with the option of petrol or diesel engines and manual or automatic gearboxes.
Currently there is one petrol engine a 1.6 GDI 155PS unit which will do 0-62 mph in 11.6 seconds and produces 140 g/km co2 emissions.
There is one diesel engine, a 1.7 CRDi unit but with the choice of two outputs 115PS and 136PS, with the added Blue Drive technology the 1.7 CRDi 136PS Blue Drive outputs 119 g/km co2 emissions. Acceleration is quoted as 0 to 62 mph in 10.6 seconds for the manual model and 12 seconds with an automatic box. For the 115PS version, the 0-62 mph time is 12.9 seconds.
Both Hyundai i40 Saloon and Tourer are equipped with automatic headlights, front fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, electric front and rear windows, driver’s knee airbag, active front head restraints, electric parking brake with automatic hold function, ESP, HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), manual air conditioning, and a six-speed transmission.
High-tech electronic features include Smart Parking Assist, Lane Departure Warning systems (as part of the optional Assist pack) and Xenon headlamps including static cornering lights which provide additional illumination of the ‘nearside’ road and the verge during cornering.
Touch screen satellite navigation and rear-view parking camera is standard on the Style and Premium.
Exterior and interior lighting includes standard daytime running lights with optional Xenon headlights and LCD supervision instrument cluster.
An optional three-piece, full-width panoramic glass sunroof will be available on Premium models. The front section tilts, the centre section slides and the rear is fixed. Inside, a roller blind blocks out the sun when needed and on the outside, the B- and C-pillar trims are finished in high-gloss black to complement the all-black framing of the roof.
Standard on Premium models, the memory function for the driver’s seat retains the seat settings for two drivers.
You can spec optional ventilated seats as part of the Comfort pack provide ventilation, conducting cabin air through the cushion and backrest which can lower the temperature by 3°C (cushion) / 5°C (backrest) and lower humidity by 20% in 20 minutes. Also part of the Comfort pack, the i40’s steering wheel will be available with a heated rim (up to 38°C) to enhance driver comfort in extremely cold conditions and heated rear seats are also available.
All Hyundai i40 models are backed up Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care assurance scheme. This package offers five-year unlimited warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.Published 24 January 2012