Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2012 Hyundai i40 Wagon Review

Hyundai seems to change the way the brand has always been seen in Europe through the launch of the dynamics of the new Hyundai i40, unveiled at the world stage for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2011.

Designed and European R & D company based in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Hyundai i40 D-segment is moving towards a "modern premium positioning of the continent, offering consumers high-end features and quality available in the price of the car.

The Hyundai i40 4.7-meter will initially be sold as a wagon, backed by industry-leading Hyundai, Five years of fully transparent safety of care Triple. This package has drawn fire for European consumers in 2010 with its combination of a five-year warranty with unlimited five years of roadside assistance and five years of health checks of the vehicle.

"A new kind of thinking. Posiibilities New."

"The all-new i40 represents perfectly the spirit of the new Hyundai slogan" New Thinking. New opportunities. "Said Allan Rushforth, vice president and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe." The i40 is a sign of how far Hyundai has come in recent years, and really embodies what we mean when we speak of the premium "modern brand.

"You could argue that the i40 is our most important new car for several years. We are very excited about it on the market, and we believe will be successful in the highly competitive European segment tram D. At the beginning of the first form, a body style that makes more than 50% of sales in this segment, we try to make an immediate impression of European drivers, "said Rushforth.

Hyundai expects the European D segment to grow by 12.6% over the next five years, industry experts predict the total sales volume of 890,000 units across the continent by 2016. With a sales target of 60,000 units in bold for the Hyundai i40 first full year of sales in 2012, Hyundai is looking to challenge the Toyota Avensis for a place in the top five across the table D-segment sales.

Design Inspiration

Original inspiration for the Hyundai i40 can be traced Genre self concept. The family represents the vision of Hyundai in Europe a unique choice in D-segment, combining the convenience of emotional design. The family has helped to create a new corporate identity, with the debut of the hexagonal grid, a feature that has since become the face of the Hyundai brand in Europe.

"We developed the concept of gender and maturity as the i40, our vision of a European car truly unique," said Thomas Bürkle, chief designer of Hyundai European Technical Centre.

"The design represents the development of Hyundai's unique design language," fluid sculpture, "to create a sleek, stylish car with uncompromising comfort and cargo capacity. While the exterior of the Hyundai i40 is distinguished by the shape smooth and distinctive graphics, interior design focuses on sculpture and ergonomically optimized for the operation of integration, "said Buerkle.

The sporty design of the i40 does not adversely affect the comfort level inside. The wheelbase is 2.77 meters, and the car offers the best in its size class of the head before (1025mm), shoulder (1455mm) and legs (1170mm) each. This impressive space promises to provide all residents spend long periods of time in the Hyundai i40 most comfortable D-segment, ride.

Load capacity of more than i40 has among its competitors in class, with figures ranging from 553 liters of the rear seats in use up to 1719 liters of the rear seats down.


The all-new Hyundai i40 is available in four different Euro V-compliant engines: two petrol and two diesel. These units cover the power distribution of 115 hp with 177 hp Torque extended over a wide range of engine speed, car i40 which is enjoyable to drive in city or highway. Manual and automatic transmissions are also offered.

In a segment where the diesel models account for more than 75% of total sales, Hyundai is expected that U-II 1.7-liter diesel engine develops 136 hp engine is the most popular among private buyers and fleet.

Hyundai brand new four-cylinder 2-liter GDI engine, called the "now" made its debut in the Hyundai i40, promising offers more torque (for enhanced driving pleasure), the improved fuel economy and reduced emissions and reduced durability and excellent NVH - equivalent to multi-point injection engine.

Equipped with GDI (gasoline direct injection) unit that produces 177 hp 1999 cc and 213 Nm of torque ensures that the i40 offers the best in class performance and fuel economy. A Hyundai i40 with this motor and a gearbox six-speed manual accelerates to 130 km (81 mph) in just 15.7 seconds, a record in fuel economy of 6.7 l/100 km (combined cycle) and obtain a CO2 rating of just 156 g / km.

Overall, Hyundai hopes that the difference between 65/35% i40 diesel and gasoline sales.

Eco References

In terms of environmental performance, the new Hyundai i40 will showcase the latest technologies developed by Eco-Drive Blue Hyundai ™ program, which incorporates the Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling resistance tires and a alternative management (AMS).

When combined with the U-II 1.7-liter diesel engine developing 115 horsepower, the inclusion of these features Blue Drive means that CO2 emissions and fuel economy to register for an incredibly low 113 g / km and 4 3 l/100 km, respectively, so the i40 model of the most ecological of its segment.

Hyundai is continually stressed the will of the street, on the road for the long-term environmental sustainability of the automotive sector and the Hyundai i40 to promote the company's commitment to provide class-leading models and economic performance.

Reduced NVH

An acoustic module has been developed for Hyundai i40 diesel. NVH performance, especially outside of the driving noise is greatly improved by the use of experimental methods such as reciprocal holography (for levels of noise reduction with a given frequency) and Adna (advanced algorithm of network diagnostics) to classify noise sources in order to identify routes of transfer.

NVH package aims to provide an environment quieter and more comfortable for diesel vehicles. The new Hyundai i40 acoustic package uses materials such as carpet air-permeable, the absorption of sound in the living layers of encapsulation machines, textile wheel arch and absorb the sources of engine noise, road, and silent offering a 20% improvement in levels of interior noise (in the index joint) and a 3 dB reduction in noise when the engine is idling outside.


By providing a detailed specification standard with many high-tech features, usually available as an option on models of competition, the high level of equipment on the Hyundai i40 promises to be one of the main attractions for potential buyers.

High-tech features include Smart Parking Assist Lane and peace-support systems, and things Bluetooth ® connectivity, as with voice recognition and the navigation map complete with reversing camera. As for the comfort and convenience, the i40 will be available with an electric parking brake, ventilated front seats, heated and reclining rear seats and new features for the segment which system of automatic misting and a heated steering wheel.

Advanced lighting innovations, such as date with standard Xenon lights or LCD control tool cluster will strengthen the position of the head as the Hyundai i40 Hyundai model line-up and the European Union segment D.


Hyundai i40 uses the latest technologies, active and passive safety to ensure maximum protection of its residents. Active safety features as standard in many countries, including ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (antilock brakes), Hill Start Assist Control (prevents rollback when starting to slope), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) , Brake Assist System and the emergency stop signal.

In terms of passive safety that are equipped Hyundai i40 on the road in Europe, with up to nine airbags - front, side and curtain airbags, a driver's knee airbag standard on all models. Hyundai i40 will continue to advance the company's excellent safety record and get the best results of the evaluation at 5-star Euro NCAP impact.

Vice-President, Rushforth said: "i40 perfectly combines the four elements that have become core values ​​Hyundai functionality, performance, efficiency and style Our designers and engineers have produced a car that encapsulates what European drivers are looking for in a D-. vehicle segment.

"We have bold ambitions for Hyundai in Europe, and the new Hyundai i40 will provide the momentum we are to achieve our goals in 2011 and beyond," he said.

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