A week ago we reported of a sedan version of Hyundai i40 which was on the cards and lately it has been unveiled at the 2011 Barcelona Motor Show. Now that the sedan has been unwrapped, the possibilities of it coming to Indian shores are very much.
A few days back Hyundai had launched the all new Hyundai Verna which derives its looks from the Hyundai RB Concept and is expected to give cut throat competition to existing sedans. As expected the car isn’t too pricy and has been competitively priced. We are talking about the new Verna because from the design point of view the Verna and i40 both follow the new ‘fluidic sculpture’ but when talking in terms of price, the i40 is very much confusing.
The identity of the car is completely European and has been designed at the European R&D headquarters of Hyundai in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The car will go on sale in the final quarter of current year, supported by a host of goodies including Five Year Triple Care.
At the very occasion, Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “The reveal of the sedan represents the next step of the i40’s introduction to the European market, following the very positive reception for the i40 wagon. The Hyundai i40 sedan shares the same qualities found in the wagon, including outstanding levels of fuel-efficiency, comfort, and quality, and broadens the appeal of the i40 to buyers in the D-segment,”
He added, “We have ambitious but achievable targets for the i40 range, expecting to sell 60,000 units in a full year and building on the momentum Hyundai has gained in Europe in recent years. The launch of i40 will help us reach 3% market share by the end of 2011,”
Hyundai i40 Sedan Specifications In India
The car comes with a choice of four Euro V-compliant engines, comprising of two MPFI petrol and two CRDI diesel which range from 115 hp to 177 hp in power. A 1.7 litre heart developing 136 hp is anticipated to be the most popular one in the diesel category.
Besides this the one a new engine is also available. Called as ‘Nu’, this new heart is a 2.0 litre GDI one claimed to deliver higher torque, improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and excellent NVH characteristics alike MPFI technology.
The same generates 177 hp of maximum power and 213 Nm of peak torque striking perfect balance between economy and performance. When mated with a 6 speed manual transmission, the car accelerates from 0-100km/h just 9.7 seconds and a record fuel economy of 6.8 l/100 km.
Hyundai i40 Sedan Features In India
Some of the high tech features include:
- Smart-parking assist
- Lane-keeping assist systems
- Bluetooth Connectivity with voice recognition
- Full map navigation
- Rear view camera
- An electric parking brake
- Front air ventilation seats
- Heated and reclining rear seats
- Auto-defog system
- Heated steering wheel
- Day-time running lights with Xenon headlamps (optional)
- TFT(Thin Film Transistor) LCD supervision instrument cluster
- ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
- ABS (anti-lock braking system)
- Hill Start Assist Control (to prevent roll-back when starting on an incline)
- VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
- Brake Assist System
- Emergency Stop Signal
Hyundai i40 Sedan Price
The pricing details are not available as yet but we will update this section as soon as the information is with us.