Hyundai drops covers on the i40 sedan

Hyundai drops covers on the i40 sedan

Hyundai has been keeping busy this year and unveiled its new i40 wagon at the Geneva Motor Show a few months back. Now, as promised, the Korean carmaker has dropped the covers on its new i40 sedan at the Barcelona motor show today.

Like the wagon the i40 sedan was designed and developed largely for the European market at Hyundai’s R&D facility in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

Like the larger i45 which has gone on sale in NZ the i40 sedan uses Hyundai’s “Fluidic Design” styling. It’s curvaceous and purposeful and potentially a good fit for European markets.

Under the bonnet expect the i40 to be powered by petrol and diesel mills. Hyundai’s 2.0 litre direct-injection Theta II unit should see service and is good for 130 kW of power and 213 Nm of torque. The diesel offering is likely a 1.7 litre mill which has two configurations, an economy focused 84 kW and 255 Nm example and a more powerful 100 kW variant. A six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic will shift the gears.

High end features are expected in the production model like Bluetooth phone connection, lane-departure warning, smart-parking assistance and a rear-view camera. In the cabin, luxuries will extend to heated rear seats  and heated/air-ventilated front chairs.

More will be revealed on the Hyundai i40 as it comes closer to launch.

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