Hyundai’s i40 saloon features in a highly competitive class that’s also home to the industry’s luxury manufacturers. It holds its own by achieving what many have tried and failed to do – offer a premium model at an affordable price. Inside and out the i40 has masses of appeal, while under the bonnet there’s a choice of refined yet powerful engines.
Built around the firm’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design, the saloon always attracts attention when out on the road. A curving roof line that arches over to meet with a tidy fold in the bonnet underlines this approach, while creases down the flanks add to the sense of constant forward motion. Hyundai’s characteristic front end features too, while high-end details including alloy wheels, LED lights and chrome trim all come as standard.
Take your seat and discover even more evidence of quality Hyundai craftsmanship. Durable cloth is the standard seat upholstery, with top end Premium spec adding leather to enhance the car’s sophistication. Gloss black and alloy effect trim adorns the dashboard and doors, yet practicality hasn’t been missed. The boot accommodates a generous 525 litres, while seat pockets and door bins keep important items close to hand.
Active, Style and Premium are the three trim grades offered with the i40 saloon, and with an abundance of kit included with each they all represent superb value. Bluetooth® with voice recognition is a standard system, as is the audio system with USB and AUX-in plus steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls. Climbing the range gets you a touchscreen satellite navigation system with rear-view parking camera to complement the front and rear parking sensors.
With both family and business motorists the saloon’s target audience, clean and responsive performance is a must. The car’s three diesel engines deliver this comfortably to help buyers enjoy rewarding returns, no matter how far they travel. All units are 1.7-litres in size and start with the 114bhp Blue Drive example. It’s the cleanest in the family, emitting just 113g/km of CO2 and returning up to 65.7mpg. The 134bhp alternative comes with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, the former combination another Blue Drive powertrain. This eco-aware technology includes Hyundai’s start/stop system, which switches the car’s engine off when idle to reduce fuel consumption and emissions output.
As well as being strong performers the i40’s engines are also built to last. The manufacturer’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty plus five years’ roadside assistance demonstrates its confidence in the saloon’s build quality.
When on the move you can be confident of the security of yourself and your passengers in the i40. It boasts excellent safety credentials, and was awarded a five-star crash rating by Euro NCAP to recognise this. Seven airbags and ISOFIX child anchor points are two of the various passive features, and you’re further supported by Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).
To take ownership of a saloon like no other, contact Eden Hyundai to discuss the i40 in more detail. We’ll also book you in for a test drive at a time to suit you.