- i40 Tourer and Saloon receive design and safety updates
- Design refresh at the front with the adoption of the brand’s signature Cascading Grille
- Updated safety package includes Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist
- Smart Stream 1.6 CRDi diesel and 1.6 GDI petrol engines introduced
- Hyundai Motor has updated its i40 with design enhancements, new safety features and upgraded powertrains.
The refreshed look and improved specification aim to maintain the appeal of the i40 to European customers, while the updated engines meet latest Euro 6d Temp emission standards. The enhanced i40 is offered in Tourer and Saloon body types.
Both models present D-segment customers with outstanding exterior and interior design, numerous high-tech features and genuine high value and quality at an accessible price.
Sophisticated technologies enhance everyday usability
The i40 was the first Hyundai to feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission for increased efficiency and driving comfort. Offered in the latest Tourer and Saloon models paired with the 1.6-litre 136 PS diesel, it gives the driver the choice of fully-automatic or sequential manual shifting.
Further enhancing the driving experience in the i40 is a Rear Electronic Damping System and Advanced Traction Cornering Control, which deliver excellent ride and handling characteristics. The latest model also benefits from additional active safety and comfort features, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keep Assist (LKAS).
Elegant style and practicality with a fresh appearance
Hyundai’s i40 is characterised by its comfortable roominess for passengers and luggage, while the updated design creates a fresh and modern appearance within the D-segment. The fluid and dynamic profile is enhanced with the strong look of the new front, featuring the signature Cascading Grille – Hyundai’s family identity. On SE Nav models, the grille is finished in dark metal paint. On Premium grade cars, it is finished in chrome.
Premium models now feature 18-inch alloy wheels in a new design to complement the i40’s sleek profile, creating a wider choice for customers in addition to the 17-inch alloy wheels of its predecessor.
The i40 offers two new interior colours: Merlot Red and combination of Grey and Black. Customers can now opt for four colours in total with Black and Beige. Full leather trims are available for all colours, with Black and Beige also offered in cloth. Matching the seat colour, the interior options include a contrasting inlay on the door panel for an elegant and calm styling inside the car. The Grey-Black combination interior colour is combined with black door panels and orange accents. The Merlot Red interior features grey stitching and Merlot coloured door centre trim elements. Furthermore, the dashboard is garnished with a stylish metal mesh pattern that enhances the elegant look of the Merlot Red and Grey interiors.
i40 is available in a choice of six colours, with Magnetic Force, Typhoon Silver, Horizon Red, White Cream and Stormy Sea all new for 2019, along with Phantom Black which has been carried over. Horizon Red is a no-cost choice, with all other paint finishes available as options.
Designed and engineered at the company’s European R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Hyundai’s vision for the i40 was to provide a unique alternative within the D-segment. The refreshed i40 retains the distinctive visual appeal of the original model, with a sleek and elegant expression. The i40 boasts excellent aerodynamic drag figures as a result: 0.29 Cd for the Tourer and 0.28 Cd for the Saloon. The Tourer model’s dynamic profile is enhanced further by the addition of a discreet rear spoiler.
Great comfort and convenience
The i40 exhibits Hyundai’s characteristic levels of interior comfort, cabin versatility, practicality and luggage capacity. It majors on space and comfort with a generous wheelbase (2,770 mm) and overall width (1,815 mm), which create a cabin with impressive roominess, including best-in-class space through its head room (1,025 mm), leg room (1,170 mm) and shoulder room (1,455 mm) for front seat occupants.
Rear head room (990 mm) in the i40 is class-leading, while the unique function of reclining rear seats allows i40 to offer all occupants one of the most comfortable rides in the segment.
The luggage capacity in the i40 is highly competitive, at up to 525 litres (Saloon) and 553 litres (Tourer) with the rear seats up – extending to 1,719 litres (Tourer) with the rear seats folded down and loaded to the roof. Loading and unloading is especially easy thanks to one of the lowest floor levels in the D-segment – just 592 mm from the ground.
The Smart Power Tailgate ensures easy access to the Tourer’s load bay. It opens automatically when the driver approaches the rear of the car with the keys in their pocket. This makes loading the car much easier even with both hands full. To further increase loading space, the rear seats are split 60/40, twin floor rails accommodate moveable luggage restraint barriers, and Tourer models also feature a retractable load cover.
The i40 is available with a heated steering wheel to enhance driver comfort on chilly winter mornings. Solar and privacy glass protect the interior from harmful UV rays and help reduce cabin temperatures as well as adding individual privacy in the back row.
Audio and navigation
The i40 benefits from the latest in-car technologies, which provide access to information and entertainment while driving including smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its touch-screen navigation system is set in a 7-inch TFT colour touch screen and features a 3D display mode. Additionally, a high-resolution 4.2” TFT LCD display, located in the instrument panel, provides on-board- and safety information to the driver.
New engines with improved performance and efficiency
Hyundai has revised the i40 powertrain line-up for enhanced driving performance and improved fuel efficiency, all while meeting the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards.
The i40 is now available with the newly-developed Smart Stream 1.6 CRDi engine in two power outputs; the standard engine version with 115 PS and 280 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, or the higher output Smart Stream 1.6 CRDi engine with 136 PS and 320 Nm of torque, with the choice of either 7-speed dual clutch transmission or the 6 speed manual transmission. Smart Stream powertrain technology increases performance and reduces real-life fuel consumption. Alternatively, the i40 is also available with the 1.6 GDi 135PS petrol engine with a six-speed manual transmission.
The seven-speed DCT system offers drivers fully-automatic operation (ideal for town driving) or sequential manual gear changes selected with the gear-lever or steering wheel-mounted paddles for greater driver involvement.
CO2 emissions across the range start from 117 g/km (NEDC) with fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100km (62.8 mpg) for the 1.6 CRDi 136PS 7spd DCT variant of the i40 Tourer.
Enhanced running gear improves ride and handling
Smart control technologies ensure the i40 delivers a highly competent ride as well as excellent handling balance.
Hyundai’s Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) system enhances the overall agility of the i40, improving traction and handling, and is tailored for the i40’s driving characteristics.
The system uses electronic sensors to emulate the behaviour of a limited-slip differential during cornering, providing additional traction, better grip and improved handling. The computer-controlled system applies the brake to the inside wheel in a turn and directs more torque to the outside wheel, enhancing stability and boosting driver confidence. The operation is seamless, fully automatic and the small application of the brake is imperceptible to the driver. The disc brakes are backed-up by ESC, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist systems as standard.
The Drive Mode settings are enhanced by a Rear Electronic Damping Control System (ECS), which is equipped on the rear axle of the most popular i40 body type – the Tourer. Thus, the driver can adapt the suspension settings through the drive modes to suit their driving style. In addition to the rear suspension, the steering, throttle response* and transmission logic* are also influenced by the selection.
The robust body shell, long wheelbase (2,770 mm) and wide track (1,591 mm in the front and 1,597 mm in the rear) provide an excellent foundation for the fully independent suspension – MacPherson Struts at the front and a multi-link system at the rear.
New active technologies for a safer drive
For a comfortable and safe ride, the i40 is fitted with Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driver assistance features. In the new model update, the i40 now also benefits from Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition (AEB) and Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) as standard across the range. Premium grade cars are also equipped with the Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF).
SmartSense also includes Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which uses radar technology to monitor the rear corners. If another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators an audible signal is emitted. This also applies for a lane change situation when another vehicle is detected.
The forward-facing sensors for LKAS perform two additional functions. The Smart High Beam (SHB) system monitors approaching traffic and automatically turns off the high beam to avoid dazzling other drivers. The SLIF system checks roadside signs and displays a current speed limit alert to the driver via the TFT display on the instrument panel.
In terms of passive safety equipment, every i40 is fitted with seven airbags – front, side, curtain and driver knee airbag as standard. On some models two rear side airbags are also available.
Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Like all new Hyundai models, the i40 is backed-up by Hyundai’s unique, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty.
* Only on models with the 7spd DCT