Hyundai i40 Review
Hyundai i40 Tourer is the ‘Best Station Wagon’
Hyundai i40 Launch Date
19 April, 2012: The famous Korean ‘premium station-wagon’ is expected to launch in India by end of this year. With its launch it will one-of-its kind automobile in the country that will initially have no competitors to challenge apart from the sedans like 2012 Toyota Camry and New Honda Accord. The Hyundai i40 Tourer will definitely create a new niche for itself after its awaited launch.
Hyundai i40 Price
19 April, 2012: The expected price at which it will be initially introduced swings between INR 14 Lakh and INR 16 Lakh. While the pricing will play a vital role at the time of launch as Hyundai will be introducing such kind of vehicle, a premium estate, for the first time. Hence, it will do its best possible, to market Hyundai i40 Tourer at an aggressive price in the country.
Hyundai i40 Review by Expert
The Korean auto major Hyundai Motors is all geared to challenge the likes of premium car makers that include BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz. And that is not been announced by the company but one can sense the same after the arrival of new corporate mantra ‘New Thinking New Possibilities’ whilst icing on the cake has been the new design language ‘Fluidic Philosophy’ that is working miraculously for the firm around the globe.
In the recent times Hyundai has established an adequate number of manufacturing units and design studious worldwide and won millions of hearts with its exceptional assortment of the vehicles and brand reliability.
This time Hyundai has come up with a unique, stunning and large Hyundai i40 Tourer, which is expected to buzz the Indian automotive market somewhere in 2012. The bold and beautiful Hyundai i40 Tourer has been appreciated for its incredible engineering, marvellous design and optimum safety along with exceptional fuel, overall it can be rated 9 on the scale of 10. As per the experts, an Estate car needs to be practical from every aspect and the new sizzling Hyundai i40 Tourer meets all the global requirements that has bagged it ‘2011 Scottish Estate Car of the Year Award’.
The new Hyundai i40 Tourer will be available in both 2.0L petrol & 1.7L diesel variants that are mated to a choice of 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearbox. The very first impression of this Estate or the modern Station Wagon vehicle is quite impressive. It looks sportier than conventional saloon with great resemblance to an exquisite coupe.
The big design, elongated roof and back are the new ingredients to Hyundai family. The wagon was specifically designed for European market, but with its fluidic pattern on, that carries curves on bonnet, lots of cues spread on the body it will also be introduced in Asia (especially India), where it is much appreciated. The very well finished and grown-up Hyundai i40 Tourer is a next step to the big hatchback types of Hyundai i20. So i20 + i20 = i40, which is a better explanation, when it comes to size and space inside.
Globally there are three trims available that are ‘Active’ and ‘Elite’ followed by ‘Premium’ as feature-packed top model, the same are expected in India too. Hyundai vehicles are recognized for their plentiful standard kit, so undoubtedly this will bring you with all those facilities including some extra advantages like a LCD touch-screen display for navigation and other information, Bluetooth audio streaming and a 6-CD changer music system with integrated 4-speakers and woofer together with phone connectivity and aux-in and USB feature. Moreover there are head to toe safety features available with Hyundai i40 Tourer.
Hyundai i40 Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
Hyundai i40 is expected to be made available with two engine options namely 2.0 petrol and 1.7 CRDi diesel power trains. The petrol powered engine, which smokes out a nearly good 176 PS and 213 Nm, will deliver an overall mileage of around 19 kmpl to 21 kmpl. Whereas, its diesel companion is also expected to achieve a suitable mileage with its 1.7L engine that churns a max power of nearly 135 PS along with expected peak torque of 330 Nm. The fuel economy offered by this version will be of around 20-22 kmpl.
Hyundai i40 Engine and Performance
The Hyundai i40 will be seen providing a power packed performance with its choice of two skilled motors in the form of diesel and petrol run engines. The 1.7L, 1685cc Common Rail Direct injection (CRDi) engine with 16-valves will help it to provide an expected power output of 135 PS at 4000 rpm along with maximum torque of 330 Nm at 2000-2500 rpm. There are chances that it will also be available with an automatic gearbox after its manual transmission launch initially. The engine is coupled with 6-speed manual gearbox.
The other 2.0L power train that is powered by petrol comes with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology that generates a maximum power output of around 176 PS at 6500 rpm together with 213 Nm of peak torque at 4700 rpm. This 1999cc engine might also be introduced with automatic transmission later, while at the beginning it is expected to be launched with the same 6-speed manual gearbox as seen in diesel version.
Hyundai i40 Pickup and Acceleration
The two variants of petrol and diesel models of Hyundai i40 Tourer offers different levels of acceleration and pickup on their respective grounds. The 2.0 litre petrol run engine that gives out maximum power of 176 PS and a peak torque of 213 Nm reaches 100 kmph from nowhere in mere 9.7 seconds with a commendable top speed of near about 195 kmpl. With the diesel powered 1.7L engine it catches up 0-100 acceleration in just about 11-12 seconds, whereas this 135 PS power and 330 Nm torque churning diesel motor marks a probable top speed of 190 kmpl.
Hyundai i40 Interiors and Features
The interior of currently available (globally) Hyundai i40 Tourer is pretty rational with lots of technology equipments, roominess and elegant upholstery. The seats are too comfortable that make you feel relaxed in awful long drive and even in heavy traffic jam. While driving this estate car you will find enough legroom and head room in every row. Its 553 litres of luggage space with the rear seats up (1719 litres with them folded) provide you ample ‘van-like’ huge storage space.
Hyundai i40 Exteriors and Features
The other sophisticated features include 18 inches alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, Audi-style LED daytime running lights, side bending lights, smart technology headlights, electric folding outside mirrors with LED side repeaters, push-to-open fuel flap and lots more. However, the quality of shear isn’t that much robust but still the fine finishes on the surfaces reflect lavish image.
Hyundai i40 Driving and Handling
Safety Features in Hyundai i40
Hyundai i40 Accessories
Hyundai i40 ConclusionCompany has already admitted that this estate car has been designed for the European market to give 100% practical and pleasurable drive. The ultra-sporty design, sexy roof & back shape make the very first impression of the car. The contemporary and stunning built with daytime running lights across the range makes it unique in the market. The well-organized interior has great resemblance to the interiors of Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer, Ford Mondeo Estate and Peugeot 508 SW.
The advanced technology with Hyundai’s standard kit and extra spacious luggage rail system it will bring you great advantages. The powerful engine offers outstanding mileage, fuel economy, emission and performance. The 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, free health check and road free side assistance will bring a smile on your face. Though, having the elongated roof, spacious interior and sporty design we can’t call it a large wagon but it’s more like a compact sports tourer. However, the Hyundai i40 Tourer price is quite high and we need to judge it worth for the offered advantages but it would be hard for Indian market to ignore the outstanding performance, elegance and brand reliability of Hyundai i40 Tourer.
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