Review Of The New Hyundai i40
These days the i40 is considered a measure of how serious player Hyundai is.
Sister company Kia took Optima from the US and twisted it to a European friendly spec.
Hyundai went a step further and designed a car only for us in this country where all of the best premium saloons are sourced from Germany.
The i40 Tourer estate and the i40 saloon are therefore the result of some coordinated thinking aimed at competing with the Ford Mondeo at the game it is popularly known for and winning it.
This is really a competitive Hyundai and the firm is accordingly combative with it.
The engines and bulging range of trims and are all bang on the money both figuratively and literally.
The CO2 and the spec are both right considering the fact that Hyundai exactly judges what the market is demanding for and delivers it.
Hyundai i40 driving
Even though it is developed in Germany, this car is not the sporting saloon with the pent-up sportiness of let us say a BMW 3- Series.
Instead of doing this, Hyundai has prioritized riding refinement and comfort.
This means that the car delivers stability and an impressive ride across all the surfaces. It is genuinely one of the great classy cars on the motorway.
It is no ball of fire in the guise that will sell best, the 1.7-litre CRDi.
Even that is insignificant as the motor ahs a decent shove of torque. It is smooth enough to such an extent that it can fade into the background at speed. All you need to do is to sit back and enjoy the smoothness the i40 has to offer.
Inside the i40
The beaky, flowing lines and the distinctive LED headlights do not create a shattered illusion when opening the door.
The i40 interior showcases the strides that upmarket Hyundai introduces into the market.
It can compete with VW Passat for quality and finish.
The basic Active feels anything but. Just move to the Premium and Style and the rivals in this class will feel ashamed at the kit count comparisons.
Because it is a big saloon, the interior space is impressive and the boot enormous. There is leg crossing space front and rear.
Choose the brawny 1.7 CRDi 136 horsepower motor in case you are planning to carry heavy loads. Hyundai does not offer a more powerful 2.0-litre alternative.
You do not need a 5-year warranty to know that Hyundai will never go wrong.
The quality and in-built solidity of the i40 will tell you this on its own.
It also includes it as a standard though and as part of a package to show how eager Hyundai wants to make sure it pleases you the customer. It’s also relatively cheap to insure from quotes we got on cheapfleet.co.uk.
The mind-blowing prices which start from less than 17,500 pounds and the sub-120g/km Carbon dioxide emissions combined with the powerful 65.7mpg average economy should tell you that you need to think about owning one of these cars.
Try one and you will never look back.