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Hyundai i40 saloon

By luanpa in | May 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Hyundai i40 saloon

Hyundai has lunched its new i40 saloon at the Barcelona Motor Show. The Korean automaker unveiled the new model during the show’s first press day, revealing a widely anticipated D-segment saloon which continues Hyundai’s i40 range following the debut of the estate model in March.

Following on from the i40 estate model unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Hyundai i40 saloon designed and engineered at the company’s research and development headquarters in Germany, taken from a central theme of ‘fluidic sculpture’

According to Hyundai, The best-in-class dimensions for front head (1025mm), shoulder (1455mm), and leg (1170mm) room, giving the “most comfortable D-segment ride available”. When the i40 saloon hits the market in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The all-new i40 will be offered with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, with power ranging from 115bhp in the entry-level 1.7-litre diesel up to a 175bhp 2-litre petrol. A 133bhp 1.6-litre petrol and 1.7-litre diesel producing 134bhp complete the engine line-up. The latter will be available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox as an option.

Hyundai is also offering the option of its Blue Drive technology, which features stop and start technology and low-resistance tyres, which lowers the lower-powered diesel’s CO2 emissions to 113g/km with average fuel consumption of 65.7mpg.

 Hyundai has been the star of the Barcelona event so far, an unusual situation even though the show is considered one of Europe’s smaller events. The Barcelona International Motor Show runs May 14-22 in Barcelona, Spain.

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