Hyundai i40 Tourer (2011–)
- October 2010: Hyundai announces its new saloon will be called i40
- March 2011: New i40 unveiled
- November 2018: Hyundai i40 updated with new engines
Hyundai announces its new saloon will be called i40
The i40, which was known by the codename ‘VF' during development, arrived as the company embarked on the next phase of its brand and product evolution in Europe.
Designed at Hyundai’s European R&D facilities in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the new i40 is the company’s first D-segment model to be specifically developed for the European market. The car will progress the ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, featuring the company’s signature hexagonal front grille and rakish lines which give the i40 a dynamic, sporty appearance by connecting the front, side and rear profiles.
The new i40 will also become Hyundai’s most innovative model on sale in Europe, including the latest environmental technologies developed under the company’s Blue Drive eco-program, and a powertrain line-up which boasts best-in-class performance and fuel economy, and very lowemissions.
The i40 benefits from industry leading Five Year Triple Care package that includes a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
New i40 unveiled
With the i40, Hyundai set out to make premium quality accessible to everyone, in line with its‘modern premium’ philosophy. A number of features on i40 are not yet available on some competitor cars, including heated, folding rear seats; an auto-defog system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen; and a heated steering wheel.
Furthermore, the i40 demonstrated Hyundai’s commitment to global leadership in eco-friendly technology, with its 1.7-litre ‘U-II’ diesel engine emitting as little as 113 g/km of CO2 – a best-in-class figure. In addition, the ‘Nu’ 2.0-litre petrol engine makes its debut, delivering higher torque for enhanced driveability, improving fuel economy, reducing emissions, and providing greater refinement and durability compared to the outgoing 2.0-litre unit.
Automatic is 6-speed torque converter. The industry-leading Five Year Triple Care assurance package comes as standard on i40, featuring a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
Hyundai i40 updated with new engines
Hyundai has updated its i40 with design enhancements, new safety features and upgraded powertrains.
The refreshed look and improved specification aim to maintain the appeal of the i40 to European customers, while the updated engines meet latest Euro 6d Temp emission standards. The enhanced i40 is offered in Tourer and Saloon body types.
Both models present D-segment customers with outstanding exterior and interior design, numerous high-tech features and genuine high value and quality at an accessible price.
The i40 was the first Hyundai to feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission for increased efficiency and driving comfort. Offered in the latest Tourer and Saloon models paired with the 1.6-litre 136 PS diesel, it gives the driver the choice of fully-automatic or sequential manual shifting.
Further enhancing the driving experience in the i40 is a Rear Electronic Damping System and Advanced Traction Cornering Control, which deliver excellent ride and handling characteristics. The latest model also benefits from additional active safety and comfort features, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keep Assist (LKAS).
The i40 is now available with the newly-developed Smart Stream 1.6 CRDi engine in two power outputs; the standard engine version with 115 PS and 280 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, or the higher output Smart Stream 1.6 CRDi engine with 136 PS and 320 Nm of torque, with the choice of either 7-speed dual clutch transmission or the 6 speed manual transmission. Smart Stream powertrain technology increases performance and reduces real-life fuel consumption. Alternatively, the i40 is also available with the 1.6 GDi 135PS petrol engine with a six-speed manual transmission.
The seven-speed DCT system offers drivers fully-automatic operation (ideal for town driving) or sequential manual gear changes selected with the gear-lever or steering wheel-mounted paddles for greater driver involvement.
CO 2 emissions across the range start from 117 g/km (NEDC) with fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100km (62.8 mpg) for the 1.6 CRDi 136PS 7spd DCT variant of the i40 Tourer.