2012 Hyundai i40 Tourer. Starting price from £18,395 on-the-road and insurance from Group 12E, the Hyundai i40 Tourer is available in three main trim levels (Active, Style and Premium) with the choice of three efficient engines, four power outputs and manual or automatic transmission.
Standard features, which set the Hyundai i40 Tourer apart from other competitor offerings, are 16” alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, leather steering wheel with audio controls, electric heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, electric front and rear windows and electric parking brake with automatic hold function.
The sleek design of the Hyundai i40 Tourer does not impact negatively on the levels of interior comfort, cabin versatility and practicality or cargo capacity. The generous wheelbase (2770 mm) and overall width (1815 mm) create a cabin with impressive capacity. The new model delivers best-in-class dimensions for front seats occupants, with head (1025 mm), leg (1170 mm) and shoulder room (1455 mm).
With significant rear headroom and the unique bonus of reclining rear seats, Hyundai’s i40 Tourer promises to give all occupants the most comfortable D-segment ride available, even when spending long periods of time on the road.
Cargo capacity in the Hyundai i40 more than holds its own among competitors in the class, with figures ranging from 553 litters with the rear seats occupied (loaded to the top of the seatbacks), up to 1719 liters with the rear seats folded down (loaded to the roof). Loading and unloading is also made easy by the lowest floor level in the D-segment – 592 mm from the ground, 43 mm below the Passat.
The new Hyundai i40 is significantly sleeker than previous Hyundai models, with an improved aerodynamic drag figure (0.29 Cd wagon, 0.28Cd sedan) – enhancing refinement, performance
The Hyundai i40 Tourer will be equipped as standard with items such as: automatic headlights, front fog lights, Bluetooth® connectivity with voice recognition, electric front and rear windows, driver’s knee airbag, active front head restraints, electric parking brake with automatic hold function, ESP, HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), manual air conditioning, and a six-speed transmission.
Advanced exterior and interior lighting innovations, such as standard daytime running lights with optional Xenon headlights and LCD supervision instrument cluster will further strengthen the i40’s position as the lead model in both Hyundai’s line-up and the D-segment.
To maximize fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions and enhance refinement, every Hyundai i40 Tourer will come equipped with a six-speed transmission.
The six-speed manual is an upgraded gearbox with improved multi-cone synchronization, optimized gear design, reduced weight, enhanced efficiency, reduced power loss, an optimized differential casing and superior durability up to 300,000 kilometers. The transmission, which is filled with low-viscosity oil, is maintenance-free and requires no servicing during the life of the vehicle.
The gearbox is fitted with a ‘high’ sixth gear ratio, to minimize engine revs when cruising at speed, enhancing refinement and cutting fuel consumption.
Developed in-house for fitment in a wide range of future vehicles, the all-new six-speed automatic transmission demonstrates world-class engineering skills. The driver can choose from two operating modes – fully automatic or manual. For city driving, fully automatic mode is ideal, while manual mode allows for clutch-less manual sequential gear changes for greater driver involvement – either using the centre console selector lever or the new steering wheel-mounted paddles (standard on all automatic models).
The paddles enable the driver to change gear without taking his/her hands off the steering wheel. Pulling the right-hand paddle towards the driver changes up, while pulling the left-hand paddle changes down.
Although the six-speed transmission is a regular torque converter automatic, it incorporates a unique flat torque converter, with three planetary gear sets and four pinion differentials – ensuring ultra-fast, smooth and precise gearshifts throughout the engine speed range – and it weighs just 78 kilos, only 20 kg more than the manual gearbox.
The all-new Hyundai i40 Tourer will be available with a choice of very competitive Euro
V-compliant engines: two petrol units and one diesel with two outputs. These power units cover a 115 to 177PS output spread.
All engines are tuned for strong torque delivery extended across a wide engine-speed range, making the Hyundai i40 an enjoyable car to drive around town or on the motorway. Manual and automatic transmissions will also be offered.
The petrol engine is Hyundai’s all new four-cylinder 2.0-litre GDI engine, called ‘Nu‘. This all-aluminum engine makes its debut in the Hyundai i40, promising to deliver higher torque (for enhanced drivability), improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, plus undiminished durability and excellent NVH characteristics – similar to a multi-point fuel injected engine.
Equipped with GDI (gasoline direct injection) this 1999 cc unit generates 177PS which ensures that the i40 Tourer boasts best-in-class fuel economy. A Hyundai i40 with this engine and a manual gearbox will accelerate to 62mph in just 9.7 seconds registering fuel economy figures of 39.2mpg (combined cycle) and achieve a CO2 rating of just 169 g/km.