Hyundai has released more specifics about the i40 and the great news that the model will get three new trim levels: Tourer, Saloon and SE Nav, next to the S, SE and Premium trims. This will not only add refreshed vibe in the range, but will also attract new buyers. In addition, the company has applied new design approach, which benefits from giving the exterior and interior refreshed styling. There is also an upgrade in the engine and transmission range, and not to mention the improved ride and handling, safety or convenience features.

Exterior

The new i40 will be different from its predecessor with its significantly changed front grille and bumper as well as with the new shape for its front and rear lights. The entry level S trim on the Saloon will ride on 16" alloy wheels and will have automatic headlights with dusk sensor, while the SE Nav will get LED front fog lights. The top of the range Premium models will benefit from 18" alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof with electric tilt and slide.

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Interior

There are even bigger changes and a lot of features on the inside. First the S trim on the Saloon will get Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, leather wrapped steering wheel that will also get audio and telephone controls.

On the other hand, those who will chose the SE Nav trim level, will benefit from standard capable touchscreen satellite navigation with rear view parking camera and parking guidance system. This trim also adds DAV radio, auto dimming rear view mirror, climate control with auto defog, heated front seats, and a seven speaker sounds system. Other options include keyless smart entry with start/stop button and driver's seat memory function.

The advantage of purchasing a Premium level car will give one features like luggage net, super vision instrument cluster with LCD colour display and lane departure warning.

Drivetrain

Hyundai i40 can now show-off with a range of three economical Blue Drive engines: the 1.7-litre diesel pushing 115 hp (85 kW) and the 1.7-litre diesel with 141 hp (104 kW) both connected to the six speed manual transmission, or the 1.7-litre diesel mated to a seven speed DCT.

2015 Hyundai i40 is currently available to order in the United Kingdom and has a starting price of £19,600.

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PRESS RELEASE

High Wycombe, 27 April 2015 – Hyundai Motor UK today announced the official pricing and specification for the New Hyundai i40.

Prices start at £19,600 for the entry level S trim on the i40 Saloon, which includes standard features such as: 16" alloy wheels, Bluetooth® connectivity, air conditioning, leather wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlights with dusk sensor and steering wheel audio with telephone controls.

A new introduction, the SE Nav trim level, boasts standard fitment of Hyundai's capable touchscreen satellite navigation with rear view parking camera and parking guidance system. Priced from £21,600, the SE Nav adds to the S-model's specification with DAV radio, auto dimming rear view mirror, climate control with auto defog, heated front seats, LED front fog lights and a seven speaker sounds system. This trim level can be enhanced further in the SE Nav Business model, from £23,100, with keyless smart entry with start/stop button and driver's seat memory function.

The range topping Premium models, start at £25,600, feature 18" alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof with electric tilt and slide, luggage net, super vision instrument cluster with LCD colour display and lane departure warning.

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, commented: "The introduction of New i40 Tourer and Saloon means that the Hyundai range now has a fresher and more dynamic look, with changes aimed to appeal particularly to the requirements of our fleet customers. The addition of the SE Nav as a new trim level provides a clear differentiator from the traditional SE models and identifies the standardisation of our highly capable navigation system."

The New i40 benefits from Hyundai's efficient Blue Drive technologies across a choice of three engines; a 1.7-litre diesel with an output of 115PS with six speed manual transmission, a 1.7-litre diesel with an output of 141PS and six speed transmission and a 1.7-litre diesel engine delivering up to 141PS with seven speed DCT.

Designed and engineered at Hyundai's European R&D headquarters New i40 benefits from refreshed styling, upgraded engines, a new transmission, improved ride and handling, and a range of new safety and convenience features.

Hyundai's European design team made a number of changes to the styling of New i40, notably the front grille and front bumper have been redesigned, along with reshaped front and rear lights.

New i40 is available to order at Hyundai showrooms across the UK now.

Source: Hyundai