New i40: Refining the design for more premium expression

  • Refined design incorporates Hyundai’s new family face characterized by the hexagonal grille
  • Sleek, elegant wagon and sedan with uncompromised comfort and load capacity
  • Designed and engineered at Hyundai’s European R&D headquarters

- Hyundai customer clinics with existing i40 owners and potential buyers confirm that the design of New i40 is highly regarded, generating positive comments.

Hyundai customer clinics with existing i40 owners and potential buyers confirm that the design of New i40 is highly regarded, generating positive comments such as “design is captivating” and “sedan looks like a four-door coupe”. 

Designed and engineered at the company’s European R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Hyundai’s vision for New i40 was to provide a unique alternative within the D-segment. Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai’s Motor’s Design Centre Europe, ensured his team focused on refreshing New i40 while retaining the distinctive visual appeal of the original model. As a result New i40 combines practicality with engaging design.

The design of New i40 reflects the evolution of Hyundai’s design language, incorporating our most recent features such as the refined hexagonal grille. The New i40 stands out for its sleek and elegant expression, yet it remains uncompromised on comfort and load capacity. New-look head lamps and tail lamps enhance the sophisticated identity of the car during the day and also the night time. Tow-tone wheel designs complement the overall elegant and sporty stance of New i40

Thomas BürkleChief Designer at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe

The New i40 for 2015 has a new layout for head and rear lamps, new hexagonal front grille, new front bumper and new integrated LED fog lamps. The profile is refreshed by new design of 16-, 17-, and 18-inch alloy wheels layout.

New i40 remains its predecessor’s sleek outline, resulting in excellent aerodynamic drag figures: 0,29 Cd wagon and 0,28 Cd sedan.

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