Hyundai has upgraded its i40 for 2015. Revitalised versions of its popular saloon and estate range will receive upgraded in-car technology, as well as design refreshes and engine tweaks. The new models will hit the roads in March 2015, and its improvements are aimed at bringing the i40 in line with the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat cars in the large family car segment.
The hexagonal grille – a feature of all of Hyundai’s recent upgrades – brings a fresh look to the exterior, while new alloy wheels and paint finishes provide an extra touch of style. On the inside the new cabin includes an upgraded navigation system with a 7” touchscreen, and a DAB radio is available for the first time.
There will only be one engine option, a diesel model, which will have two power outputs. The 1.7-litre CRDI engine comes with either 113bhp or 139bhp and, with start/stop technology, low rolling-resistance tyres and an active air flap in the front grille, fuel efficiency will be considerably better than the previous version.
Active safety features include advanced high-beam technology which will dip the lights when approaching another car and the Lane Keeping Assist system has been upgraded. The advanced Speed Limit Identification function can check road signs for you and alert the driver to the speed limit.
The upgrades have certainly improved the Hyundai offering in the estate and saloon market, making it a genuine competitor to the Ford and Volkswagen models. You can find out more about the new car and register your interest by getting in touch with Wessex Hyundai today. We have dealerships across the west of the country, where our dedicated sales teams will always be on hand to answer your questions.