New Hyundai I 40 coming to UK in 2011 and date of its launch will be fixed September 2011 with the new I40, which is expected to be a much more competitive proposition for fleets, with improved quality, better on-road behavior and low-CO2 diesel versions.
The new i40 will be launched in estate form, with a saloon version following later in 2011.
According to “Allan Rushforth, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Europe, said of the new car: "We have bold ambitions for Hyundai in Europe, and the new i40 will provide the momentum we need to achieve our goals in 2011 and beyond. We expect the quality of the new i40 to continue the development of our image in Europe and attract new customers to the Hyundai brand."
The Hyundai i40 was designed at Hyundai's European R&D facilities in Russelsheim, Germany, and it is the first D-segment Hyundai to be developed specifically for the European market.
No officially engine specs were given, but it is believed the i40 will be available with a number of gas and diesel engines, including a base 1.6L gas engine, an economical 1.7L diesel and a performance-minded 177 horsepower 2.0L diesel.