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2011 Hyundai i40 news, pictures, and information
NEW HYUNDAI i40 TO STAR AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOWHyundai has revealed the first pictures of the new i40, ahead of its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The debut of i40 comes as Hyundai launches its new brand slogan ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.' The i40 reflects the spirit of change at Hyundai, and represents the company's bold new concept of ‘modern premium' – the philosophy that premium quality and characteristics should be accessible to everyone.
The i40 is the company's first D-§egmènt vehicle to be developed specifically for the European market, wîth a package of powertrains, equipment and technology tailored for European tastes. It will be shown in Geneva in estate form, and this will be the first i40 bodystyle to be introduced to Europe, wîth a saloon to follow later this year.
Designed and engineered at Hyundai's R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the i40 is the latest Hyundai model to have a purely European identity. Taking styling cues from Hyundai's ‘fluidic sculpture' design language, it maintains signature features such as the hexagonal grille. The grille is flanked by two jewel-like headlamps, for a contemporary, confident look that is accentuated by the characterful lines that connect the front and rear of the vehicle, adding to the i40's eye-catching, sophisticated style.
In line wîth Hyundai's commitment to make premium products and features available to everyone, the i40 has a class-leading level of standard equipment. Among the specification are new technologies for Hyundai, including: heated and reclining front and rear seats; a heated §teering wheel; and an active de-mist system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen.
The ‘modern premium' concept is also evident in the efficient powertrain choices available to i40 buyers. The i40's 1.7-litre diesel engine, codenamed ‘ÚII', will emit from just 113 g/km of CO2 emissions – a best-in-class figure that also demonstrates the advances the company is making towards global leadership in eco-technology.
Hyundai's unrivalled customer care package, Five Year Triple Care, will come as standard on i40. The -leading package offers total peace of mind, wîth a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty, five years' roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, 'Offering more for less has always been a fundamental principle at Hyundai, and now we are advancing this wîth 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 -leading technology and aftersales care – the i40 sets itself apart from its competitors.'
The i40 will be joined on stage by Hyundai's ground-breaking new 1+2 door Veloster coupe, set for launch in Europe later in 2011. The Curb concept will also be shown, highlighting the latest telematics technology from Hyundai in an ‘urban-ready' design. Both cars received their world premieres at the North America International Auto Show last month, and will be making their European debuts in Geneva.Source - Hyundai
Hyundai brings to life ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.' at 2011 Geneva Motor ShowHyundai today unveils three new models to a European audience at the 2011 Salon International de L'Automobile in Geneva. All three cars encapsulate the spirit of Hyundai's new brand slogan, ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.' – which itself is launched in Europe today.
Making its world premiere at the show, Hyundai's all-new, Europe-specific D-§egmènt model, the i40, takes centre stage. The i40 was designed and engineered at Hyundai's R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, to meet the exacting demands of European retail and fleet buyers. It is being unveiled in tourer form at the Show.
With the i40, Hyundai sets out to make premium quality accessible to everyone, in line wîth its ‘modern premium' philosophy. A number of features on i40 are not yet available on some competitor cars, including heated, folding rear seats; an auto-defog system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen; and a heated §teering wheel.
Furthermore, the i40 demonstrates Hyundai's commitment to global leadership in eco-friendly technology, wîth its 1.7-litre ‘Ú-II' diesel engine emitting as little as 113 g/km of CO2 – a best-in-class figure. In addition, the ‘Nu' 2.0-litre petrol engine makes its debut, delivering higher torque for enhanced driveability, improving fuel economy, reducing emissions, and providing greater refinement and durability compared to the outgoing 2.0-litre unit.
The -leading Five Year Triple Care assurance package comes as standard on i40, featuring a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty, five years' roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
The i40 is joined on the Hyundai booth by the new Veloster, the company's groundbreaking all-new three-door coupe that makes its European debut. The Veloster features a unique 1+2 door configuration, which includes a rear door on the passenger side for greater useability, giving safe and easy access to the spacious interior without compromising the style and aesthetics of the coupe form.
The Veloster redefines the sports coupe §egmènt, wîth its unparalleled combination of real-world practicality, sporting looks and cutting-edge technology. With Hyundai's new six-speed double-clutch transmission and an efficient 1.6-litre GDI engine, the Veloster has CO2 emissions of just 132 g/km, completing the car's innovative package.
Another model making its European premiere is the Curb concept. Codenamed HCD-12, the compact Úrban Activity Vehicle (ÚAV) features next-generation styling influenced by Hyundai's ‘fluidic sculpture' form language. The Curb serves as a test bed for future Hyundai Blue Link™ telematics technology, offering a broad range of connectivity options, and runs a 1.6-litre, 175 PS petrol engine.
Hyundai will also showcase the latest products to be developed under its Blue DriveTM sub-brand, further demonstrating the company's efforts to minimise its global corporate environmental impact. The ix35 FCEV is Hyundai's third-generation fuel cell electric vehicle that includes a 55% improvement in driving range, a 15% increase in fuel efficiency and an 80% reduction in manufacturing costs compared to the previous generation. These enhancements help the SÚV to cover 650 kilometres on a single charge
Another Blue Drive innovation on the Hyundai booth is Sonata HEV, the company's first full hybrid, that was developed entirely in-house by Hyundai and includes several technical firsts.
The Hyundai BlueOn, powered by an innovative 16.4 kWh LiPoly (lithium-ion polymer) battery, is also on display. Advantages of Li-Poly battery power include 30% less weight, 40% less volume, and 15% increase in efficiency compared to other competing technologies. Its maximum power of 81 ps (61kW) and maximum torque of 21.4 kg/m (210Nm) carry the BlueOn to a top speed of 130 kph.Source - Hyundai
HYUNDAI i40 AWARDED MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR EURO NCAP RATING• Fifth consecutive Hyundai model to achieve the maximum safety rating
• i40 s scores among best in class: 92% in adult test, 86% in child test
• Hyundai safety systems exceed Euro NCAP s 2011 requirements
High Wycombe, 25 August 2011 The all-new Hyundai i40 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. The results of the rigorous test process mark out the i40 as one of the safest vehicles in the D-§egmènt.
The i40 is the fifth consecutive Hyundai model to achieve the maximum five-star score in Euro NCAP s rigorous assessment program, following on from the top ratings achieved by the i20 supermini, ix20 compact MPV, i30 hatchback and ix35 compact SÚV.
The D-§egmènt i40 received a rating of 92% in the adult occupant category, registering maximum points in the side barrier test. Furthermore, the head restraint and seat were praised for providing good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
In the child occupant category, the i40 attained an impressive score of 86%, performing well in both the 18-month-old and 3-year-old child categories. The i40 registered 43% in the pedestrian category, wîth the front bumper scoring maximum points for the good protection offered to pedestrians legs.
Electronic stability program, speed limitation assistance and a seatbelt reminder system contributed to the car s score of 86% in the safety assist category. The passive and active safety systems offered wîth i40 exceed Euro NCAP s 2011 requirements.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, The five-star rating for i40 further demonstrates our commitment to the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. It s another reason for private and fleet buyers in the D-§egmènt to consider the i40, wîth safety, first-class quality, efficiency and generous specification among the car s impressive list of attributes. Our Five Year Triple Care customer assurance package, makes the i40 even harder to ignore.
Hyundai s comprehensive Five Year Triple Care assurance package provides European consumers wîth the ultimate peace of mind, comprising a five-year unlimited warranty, five years roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.Source - Hyundai
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