Taking A Closer Look At The Success Of The Hyundai i45 – Review
The Hyundai i45 is packed with features, being part of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language; these are key points in the success story of the car.
Some of the exterior features include chrome door handles and a smoked chrome grille, which excellently complement the overall design philosophy of smooth dynamism and flow.
The further up the range, the more comprehensive the added features and touches – for example, the Premium version offers a panoramic sunroof, 18 inch alloy wheels and electric seats, in addition to the features from the other models.
Even these are pretty complete – push button start/stop, rain-sensing wipers, full leather trim and iPod connectivity are just a few of the little extra touches Hyundai have added to make driving just that little bit more pleasurable.
Typically for Hyundai, the i45’s emissions are comparatively low at around 188g/km – not bad for a mainstream family sedan.
The 2.4L, naturally-aspirated four cylinder engine does the job well, but with a touch more engine noise than might be desirable.
The steering wheel vibrates a fair bit at hard corners but the ride quality is good, with little if any body roll.
Then of course you’ve got the hybrid version, for those particularly concerned with either fuel costs or the environment (or both).
Hyundai’s track record when it comes to ecology speaks for itself, and the i45 certainly lives up to their reputation.
The i45 isn’t particularly sporty to drive, but considering its intended purpose this shouldn’t really be an issue for most. This is a family car designed with safety and luxury in mind, and it has both of those in spades.
The Hyundai i45 is packed with features – from design and comfort to safety.
The i45 has an ANCAP rating of 5, and it’s not hard to see why. It comes with Electronic Stability Control (or ESC), which controls both the anti-lock braking and the traction control automatically to take corrective action when necessary.
Independent research suggests that cars equipped with this system are one third less likely to be involved in a collision.
In addition to that, the i45 comes with a six-airbag system, and a safety pack including a fire extinguisher, reflective safety vest and a first aid kit. In terms of safety features, this makes the i45 pretty tough to beat.
As for space, the interior provides plenty of leg- and head-room for all, and a pretty vast boot space. For anyone who remembers that episode of House, it will apparently easily fit three sets of golf clubs.
This author has not personally checked the validity of that statement, but it’s easy to believe.
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