Making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the i40 is the first D-segment vehicle developed by Hyundai specifically for the European market and previewed with a set of design sketches back in December 2010.
Taking styling cues from Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, it maintains signature features such as the hexagonal grille.
The grille is flanked by two jewel-like headlamps, while the dynamic look is underlined by the characterful lines that connect the front and rear of the vehicle.
In line with Hyundai’s bold new concept of ‘modern premium’, the i40 will combine a class-leading level of standard equipment with affordable pricing.
Among the specification are heated and reclining front and rear seats; a heated steering wheel; and an active de-mist system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen.
The i40 is powered by a 1.7-liter diesel engine, codenamed ‘UII’, that emits from just 113 g/km of CO2.