Hyundai I40 (2012) [Reviews]

Hyundai has introduced the latest version of the D segment i40 Motor Show of Barcelona 2011. The debut of the i40 hatchback Hyundai i40 wagon revealed World following the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011.

Hyundai i40 The sedan has a purely European identity has been designed and manufactured for the European R & D headquarters of Hyundai in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The car is the latest model to be presented under the banner of the new company - "new thought. New Possibilities."

The 4.74 meter Hyundai i40 Sedan goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, supported by industry-leading Hyundai, fully transparent safety Triple Five years Customer Care. This package has attracted European consumers to shoot through the combination of a five-year warranty with unlimited five years of roadside assistance and five years of health checks of the vehicle.

Allan Rushforth, vice president and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: "The unveiling of the sedan is the next step of i40 introduction on the European market, after the very positive reception from the car i40 Hyundai i40 sedan the same qualities found. in the car, including excellent levels of efficiency, comfort and quality, and broaden the appeal of i40 to buyers in segment D.

"We have ambitious but achievable targets for the i40 range, hopes to sell 60,000 units per year and build on the momentum, Hyundai has made in Europe in recent years. The launch of the i40 will help us reach 3% of the market by the end of 2011, Allan Rushforth "concluded.

Design Inspiration

Hyundai i40 hatchback represents the next evolutionary step in Hyundai's unique design language, "fluid sculpture."

The sculpture "fluid" design DNA can be detected by the flowing lines are inspired by nature, which together create a dynamic appearance, and was introduced to the Hyundai ix-onic concept at 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Since the beginning, "design of the sculpture fluid" was inspiration behind every new Hyundai models, such as the award-winning and Veloster Ix35 ix20.

The keywords for the design concept from Hyundai i40 sedan is "flow modern" and "wing of premiums", all the sculptures of the philosophy is changing fluid. Hyundai designers wanted to focus on the creation of fluid volume with a modern touch and a sophisticated wing-like detail.

"We used very strong lines flowing back and forth to give the i40 a distinctive look," said Thomas Burkle, head designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center. "We wanted to get away from the traditional sedan and create a three-box car that was compatible with the character i40 wagon sport. By forming a low roof line extended, we have provided Hyundai i40 hatchback coupe-like silhouette of a strike, Thomas Burkle, "he added.

Hyundai i40 sedan benefits not only an attractive style, but also maintains a high level of interior comfort, with a wheelbase of 2.77 meters and offers the best in its size class of the head in front (1025 mm) Shoulder (1455 mm) and leg (1170 mm) each. This promises to be impressive interior space for all occupants spend long periods of time more comfortable i40 D-segment, the ride.

"While the exterior of the Hyundai i40 hatchback stands out from the fluid form and distinctive appearance, the interior has been designed to offer convenience and comfort for the driver and passengers of a package of high quality," Thomas Bürkle completed.

Propulsion Systems

The new i40 is available in four different Euro V-compliant engines: two petrol and two diesel. These units cover the power distribution of 115 hp with 177 hp Torque extended over a wide range of engine speed, car i40 which is enjoyable to drive in city or highway. Manual and automatic transmissions are also offered.

In a segment on the diesel models account for more than 75% of total sales in Europe, Hyundai is expected that the diesel engine 136 hp 1.7-liter is the most popular among private customers and fleet. Overall, Hyundai hopes that the difference between 65/35% i40 diesel and gasoline sales.
Hyundai brand new four-cylinder 2-liter GDI engine, called the "now", debuted in the i40. It has more torque for driving pleasure, improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions and excellent NVH - similar to multi-engine fuel injection point.

With a (direct injection) This unit GDI 1999 cc, producing 177 hp and 213 Nm of torque, the i40 offers a good balance between performance and fuel economy. Hyundai i40 hatchback with this engine and a six-speed manual gearbox to 100 km per hour only 9.7 seconds, record the data on fuel economy L/100 is 6.8 km (CCGT), and to achieve emissions CO2 emissions of just 159 g / km.

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