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Hyundai has announced the debut of the new i40 in March at the Geneva Motor Show. With the new i40, Hyundai will launch the new brand slogan "New Thinking. New Possibilities." The station wagon version will be the first body version to be launched and will be followed by a sedan version later this year.

At the car’s official launch Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe said: "Offering more for less has always been a fundamental principle at Hyundai, and now we are advancing this with our new brand direction under the ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’ slogan. The i40 is a perfect example of how we are offering the best and making it accessible to everyone. From stunning design and specification, to industry-leading technology and aftersales care – the i40 sets itself apart from its competitors."

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Hyundai i40.

Exterior and Interior

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The new Hyundai i40 has been designed and engineered at Hyundai’s R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany and features Hyundai’s usual hexagonal grille, two jewel-like headlamps, and characterful lines that connect the front and rear of the vehicle.

On the interior, the i40 gets 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.


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Under the hood, Hyundai has placed a 140 HP 1.6L GDI engine for the entry level, while the top of the range i40 will feature a 177-hp 2.0L gasoline engine. Diesel version will get a 1.7-liter diesel engine, codenamed ’UII’ that only emits 113 g/km of CO2 – a best-in-class figure that also demonstrates the advances the company is making towards global leadership in eco-technology.


The new Hyundai i40 will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale this summer. Prices will be announced at a later date.


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The new Hyundai i40 will take on models like the Volkswagen Passat, the Opel Insignia, and theFord Mondeo. The Insignia is offered with a range of seven engines. The four gasoline engines range from a four-cylinder 115 hp unit to a V6 with 260 hp. The three new direct-injection diesels feature a displacement of 2.0 liter and outputs spanning from 110 to 160 hp. And if you ask us, this is the first model on our list: it features a more elegant design, while the interior is more luxurious.

The Passat will be offered with a choice of four gasoline engines: a 1.4-liter TSI engine developing 122 HP, a 1.8-liter TSI unit with 160 HP, a 2.0-liter TSI 210 HP engine and a 3.6-liter V6 producing 300 HP. Diesel line-up includes: a 1.6-liter TDI units offered in two versions 105 HP and a 2.0-liter TDI engine offered in two power outputs – 140 HP and 170 HP. The Mondeo gets two new engines: a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine delivering 240 HP and a new 2.2-liter Ford Duratorq TDCi engine with 200 HP.

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  (501) posted on 12.29.2011

Well, I love the decency of this i40 of Hyundai, and it seems that it is so fun to drive! smiley The exterior is already perfect for me. I just don’t know with its interior.

  (776) posted on 12.21.2011

I’ m just a bit worried about the i40 since it’s a wagon type. We couldn’t deny the fact that small car sales are doing so well now that there are lots of interesting tiny cars to buy.

  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

The Hyundai l40 has its own basically appealing qualities that make its the biggest selling experience, when it comes to the durability, efficiency, and impressive interior design will make it the high demands for consumer.

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

This is the one that is featured in the current Hyundai ad right? The one where several cars pass into a tunnel and then emerge in formation spelling their tag line.

  (692) posted on 11.17.2011

i40 is truly a cool vehicle! However, I’m too disappointed on its engine. Well, I think I still prefer to have a Ford Mondeo or an Opel Insignia, for the fact that they are had a satisfying engine output.

  (382) posted on 11.14.2011

Hyundai i40 is one of my favorite SUV cars today! smiley I love the elegant and hygienic body paint that they used on it and the classy and comfortable interior features that it had, very satisfying!

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

I love the technologies on its interior. It is definitely so awesome! And if I’m going to compare this to its competitor, I could say that I would still prefer to have this i40 than to its competitor, even if it had a less power output.

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

The exterior appearance of this Hyundai i40 is definitely so cool! I love the decency of its body paint but I hope that they already boost the engine of this one.

  (300) posted on 10.27.2011

I wonder if what will really be the figure performance of this one? Anyway, I must say that it is absolutely looks so amazing in its decent and hygienic body paint. When will be the market production of it?

  (727) posted on 10.19.2011

Anyway, despite of having a simple platform and styling, I can say that it was still very appealing on that simplicity and its increased horsepower is really sounds great on it.

  (484) posted on 10.12.2011

I am also so fond with the decent appearance of this i40 and just like them, I’m so impressed with the over-all looks of it and with its efficient diesel engine. Well, I will surely wait for the market production of it.

  (595) posted on 10.5.2011

I love the new facelift of this i40, it is more appealing now. I must also say that its efficient diesel engine is quite impressive even the interior technologies of it but the competitor of it still had a much more powerful and impressive performance.

  (474) posted on 10.3.2011

It’s an SUV right? Well, I love the decency of this i40 of Hyundai, and it seems that it is so fun to drive! smiley The exterior is already perfect for me. I just don’t know with its interior.

  (434) posted on 09.26.2011

I40 is so promising, from the exterior to its interior! Well, I would settle on this kind of car, very simple and decent compared to the other over designed and an aggressive car.

  (762) posted on 09.23.2011

i40 is really having a cool look! The decent appearance of this is so impressive and though the detailing is simple the appeal of this is overwhelming.

  (558) posted on 09.13.2011

I found it more spacious unlike with Hyundai’s Tucson and Santa Fe. But both grabs the best seller, and i hope i40 would also surpass the sales.

  (458) posted on 09.2.2011

40 really had an impressive interior technologies which I found so satisfying and at the same time fabulous even the exterior of this car is really an eye catcher.

  (302) posted on 08.1.2011

I was really impressed with this Hyundai I40 when I see this on action, the interior technology is really stunning. I love also the cool look of it and the diesel engine is so efficient. It is worth money spending for.

  (558) posted on 07.20.2011

Guys, when you see this in action I’m sure you will fall in love with this car, just like what I felt when I saw this. It’s look so simple but the appeal is there plus the technologies are really great and impressive.

  (397) posted on 07.18.2011

The Hyundai Automakers must really be a genius. Seeing with their designs, I can’t say anything but to be amazed and this one is really pretty. I love it for having a snobbish and aggressive look.

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