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The all-new i40 will be available with a choice of
four Euro V-compliant engines: two petrol and two diesel. These units cover a
power spread of 114 hp to 175 hp, with torque delivery extended across a wide
engine-speed range, making the i40 an enjoyable car to drive around town or on
the motorway. Manual and automatic transmissions will also be offered.
a segment where diesel models represent over 75% of total sales in Europe,
Hyundai is anticipating that the 1.7-liter diesel unit developing 134 hp will be
the most popular engine among both private and fleet buyers. Overall, Hyundai is
expecting a 65/35% spread between diesel and gasoline-powered i40 sales.
Hyundai's all new four-cylinder 2-liter GDI engine, called 'Nu', makes its debut
in the i40. It delivers higher torque for enhanced driving pleasure, improved
fuel economy and reduced emissions and excellent NVH characteristics - similar
to the multi-point fuel injected engine.
Equipped with GDI (gasoline
direct injection) this 1,999 cc unit generates 175 hp, ensuring that the i40
brings a good balance between performance and fuel economy. An i40 saloon with
this engine and a six-speed manual gearbox will accelerate to 62 mph in just 9,7
seconds, record fuel economy figures of 41.5 mpg (combined cycle) and achieve a
CO2 rating of just 159 g/km.
In terms of
environmental performance, the all-new i40 will feature the latest technologies
developed under Hyundai's Blue DriveT eco-program, including Intelligent Stop &
Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tires and an alternator management system
When combined with the 1.7-liter diesel engine developing 114 hp,
the inclusion of Blue Drive technology results in the i40 achieving CO2
emissions and fuel economy figures of 113 g/km and 65.7 mpg, respectively.
Hyundai has continuously highlighted its commitment to lead the way along
the road to long-term environmental sustainability for the auto industry, and
i40 furthers the company's commitment to delivering models with class-leading
Reduced NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness)
new acoustic package was developed for Hyundai's diesel powered i40. NVH
performance, especially the exterior drive-by noise, is dramatically improved by
using experimental methods such as Reciprocal Holography (to visualize noise
reduction levels at certain frequency) and ADNA (Advanced Diagnostic Network
Algorithm) to rank noise sources in the order of their identified transfer
The NVH package aims to provide a quieter and more comfortable
driving environment for diesel vehicles. The new acoustic package in i40
utilizes materials such as air permeable carpet, sound absorbing layers for
engine-room encapsulation, and textile wheel-arch liners to absorb noise sources
from engine, road, and muffler, providing a 20% improvement in interior noise
levels and a reduction in outside engine noise when idling (compared to an i40
without these features).
By offering an
extensive standard specification with numerous high-tech features, the high
level of equipment in the i40 promises to be one of its key attractions to
High-tech features include smart-parking assist and
lane departure warning system, as well as connectivity items like Bluetooth®
with voice recognition and full map navigation with rear view camera. In terms
of comfort and convenience, the i40 will be available with an electric parking
brake, front air ventilation seats, heated and reclining rear seats, as well as
new features for the segment like auto-defog system, and a heated steering
Advanced lighting innovations, such as standard day-time running
lights with Xenon headlamps (optional)or a TFT(Thin Film Transistor) LCD
supervision instrument cluster, will further strengthen the i40's position as
the lead model in Hyundai's line-up and the European D-segment.
Hyundai i40: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications