2008 Hyundai i800 review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 9 May 2008 , 06:05:11 byVeronica

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Hyundai i800

Korean carmaker Hyundai developed the new i800, a model that can comfortably accommodate eight passengers and their luggage. To be more precise, it has 851 liters of space in the boot even when loaded with passengers. It features a pair of seats in front and two benches behind, each accommodating three adults in comfort with uncompromised head and legroom. All of the rear seats are accessed by pair of sliding doors, making access easy wherever the Hyundai i800 is parked. On the inside it features two-tone interior trim, privacy glass, a six-speaker audio system and ducted air conditioning throughout. The overhead vents in the rear make sure all of the occupants can keep their cool. Alloy wheels are also offered as standard. Under the hood it hides a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder CRDi diesel engine which is intercooled and features a variable-geometry turbo. This is capable of generating 170 PS and 392 Nm of torque. Balancer shafts also mean that the engine remains smooth and refined at all times. Even with the impressive performance, the engine is capable of obtaining a great fuel consumption, 33.2 mpg to be more precise. In terms of safety, the new i800 features ESP and traction control systems plus dual airbags. All occupants have three-point seatbelts on offer. In addition, electronic reversing sensors are also being offered as standard. The model will go on sale on the 20th June with a starting price of EUR19.495. A lower power, lower specification version will join it later in the year, at a more competitive price. Just like all Hyundai cars, the new i800 will be covered by a five year, manufacturer backed unlimited mileage warranty. The model will have a lot of success among families, businessmen and all the rest that like and enjoy style.