Hyundai i40

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Hyundai i40
2012 Hyundai i40 (VF2) Premium 2.0 sedan (2015-11-11) 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Hyundai
Production 2011–present
Model years 2012–present
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
Designer Thomas Bürkle[1][2]
Body and chassis
Class Large family car
Body style 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Hyundai Sonata
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L Gamma GDI I4 133hp
2.0 L Nu I4 164hp
2.0 L Nu GDI I4 174hp[3]
1.7 L U2 CRDI I4 diesel 134hp
Transmission 6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,770 mm (109.1 in)
Length 4,770 mm (187.8 in)
Width 1,815 mm (71.5 in)
Height 1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Curb weight 1,470–1,659 kg (3,241–3,657 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Hyundai Sonata[nb 1]

The Hyundai i40 is a large family car designed for the European market by South Korean manufacturer Hyundai. Sharing its platform with the US marketed Hyundai Sonata,[4] the i40 sedan was unveiled at the 2011 Barcelona Motor Show.[5]

In some markets the Sonata remains on sale as a separate model, such as the USA, where the i40 is not available.

The estate variant of the i40 was released in Europe and South Korea in September 2011, followed by the sedan variant in January 2012,[6] and it is also available in Australia and New Zealand. For Malaysia, Hyundai launched the i40 at the 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show, in both sedan and tourer specifications. It is placed above the Hyundai Sonata. The engine is the 2 litre GDI motor which is linked to a paddle shifted six-speed automatic gearbox.[7]

Design[edit]

Hyundai i40 wagon (Germany; pre-facelift)
Hyundai i40 sedan (Australia; pre-facelift)
Interior

The car was designed at Hyundai's European R&D facilities in Russelsheim, Germany.[8] It is manufactured at the Ulsan plant in South Korea.[citation needed]

The i40 is described as featuring Hyundai's 'fluidic sculpture' design language, and was launched in Europe initially as an estate (marketed as the i40 Tourer) with a saloon due later in 2011.[9] The boot space is 553-litres, increasing to 1,719-litres with the rear seats folded down.

Engines[edit]

Model Type/code Power at rpm Torque at rpm
Petrol engines
Gamma 1.6 GDi 1,591 cc (97.1 cu in) I4 (1.6 Gamma GDi) 135 PS (99 kW; 133 hp) at 6300 16.8 kg·m (165 N·m; 122 lbf·ft) at 4850
Nu 2.0 GDi (sedan) 1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4 (2.0 NU GDi) 178 PS (131 kW; 176 hp) at 6500 21.8 kg·m (214 N·m; 158 lbf·ft) at 4700
Nu 2.0 GDi (Estate) 1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4 (2.0 NU GDi) 178 PS (131 kW; 176 hp) at 6500 21.7 kg·m (213 N·m; 157 lbf·ft) at 4700
Nu 2.0 MPi (sedan) 1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4 (2.0 NU GDi) 166 PS (122 kW; 164 hp) at 6500 20.5 kg·m (201 N·m; 148 lbf·ft) at 4800
Nu 2.0 MPi (Estate) 1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4 (2.0 NU GDi) 166 PS (122 kW; 164 hp) at 6500 20.4 kg·m (200 N·m; 148 lbf·ft) at 4800
Diesel engines
UII 1.7 CRDi (Low) 1,685 cc (102.8 cu in) I4 (1.7 U II CRDi) 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 4000 26.5 kg·m (260 N·m; 192 lbf·ft) at 1250–2750
UII 1.7 CRDi (High) 6 Speed Automatic FWD 1,685 cc (102.8 cu in) I4 (1.7 U II CRDi) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4000 33 kg·m (324 N·m; 239 lbf·ft) at 2000–2500
UII 1.7 CRDi (High) 6 Speed Manual FWD 1,685 cc (102.8 cu in) I4 (1.7 U II CRDi) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4000 33 kg·m (324 N·m; 239 lbf·ft) at 2000–2500

Depending on market, up to three engines are available from a total of four, a 1.7 L diesel in two states of tune (114 bhp and 134 bhp) and three petrol units 1.6 L (133 bhp) and 2.0 L (175 bhp) GDI (or a 2.0L (164 bhp) MPi petrol units.[10] A 'BlueDrive' option includes Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) start-stop system and 16 inch rolling resistance tyres, resulting in a reduced CO2 of 113g/km for the 114 bhp (85 kW; 116 PS) diesel.

Transmissions[edit]

Model Types
Petrol engines
Gamma 1.6 GDi 6-speed manual
Nu 2.0 GDi 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Nu 2.0 MPi 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Diesel engines
UII 1.7 CRDi (Low) 6-speed manual
UII 1.7 CRDi (High) 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic

Safety[edit]

Hyundai i40 Tourer (South Korea; facelift)
Hyundai i40 Tourer (South Korea; facelift)
Hyundai i40 sedan (Singapore; facelift)

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2011 registration:

Test[11] Score Points
Overall: 5/5 stars 97
Adult occupant: 92% 33
Child occupant: 86% 42
Pedestrian: 43% 16
Safety assist: 86% 6

Marketing[edit]

Hyundai Motor supplied the i40 estate for use in the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[12]

Awards[edit]

Hyundai i40 won the 2011 Eurocarbody Golden Award.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ European markets only; globally the Sonata is produced beside the i40.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Bürkle". Hyundai Motor UK Ltd. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Burkle's Career Gamble". GoAuto. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "2012 i40 Specs". Hyundai. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Autocar 8 December 2010". Autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  5. ^ Aaron Richardson RSS feed. "Hyundai i40 to debut in Barcelona". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Auto Express 17 February 2011". www.koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Hyundai i40 Sedan and Tourer launched in Malaysia – 2.0 GDI". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 
  8. ^ "Hyundai press release 20 December 2010". Worldwide.hyundai.com. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2011-03-03. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Auto Express 17 February 2011". Autoexpress.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  10. ^ "Hyundai i40 Europe page". Hyundai. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  11. ^ "Hyundai i40 | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating". Euro NCAP. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  12. ^ "Hyundai Provides Vehicles To Organizing Committee Of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup". Worldwide.hyundai.com. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  13. ^ "Hyundai Wins 2011 Eurocarbody Golden Award with i40". Worldwide.hyundai.com. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 

Hyundai i40 coming to India http://techgangs.blogspot.in/2013/12/2014-hyundai-i40-india-overview-price.html

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