Hyundai i40 teased before Geneva auto show
20 February 2011
Hyundai published first images and details of the i40 in advance of its Geneva Motor Show debut. Basically the i40 has been redesigned on the outside to make different the continental models.
On the outside Hyundai has given the i40 its ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language which can be distinguished by its hexagonal grille flanked by two jewel-like headlamps along with the prominent characterful lines that flow from front to rear.
Uniques features include heated and reclining front and rear seats; a heated steering wheel; and an active de-mist system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen.
Under the hood the i40 has a 1.7-litre diesel engine which emits just 113 g/km of CO2 emissions – a best-in-class figure according to Hyundai.
Market launch is expected to begin shortly after its Geneva debut with the sedan following later in the year.