Reflecting the spirit of change at Hyundai, the i40 has its first pictures revealed, before its international debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The new brand slogan "New Thinking. New Possibilities" comes with the debut of i40, which is Hyundai's first D-segment vehicle developed specifically for the European market. It provides technology, equipment and a package of powertrains designed for European tastes. The vehicle maintains signature features such as the hexagonal grille and it took its styling cues from Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design language. Its new technologies are incorporated by a heated steering wheel, heated and reclining front and rear seats, as well as an active de-mist system which allows an automatic detection and thus clears mist on the windscreen.
The i40 buyers are offered efficient powertrain choices which comprise a 1.7-liter diesel engine, which is environmental-friendly with its 113 g/km of CO2 emissions, while the Five Year Triple Care customer package will be available as standard for the Hyundai i40.
In a press release, Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, announced that the new brand direction was only advancing the fundamental principles at Hyundai, by offering accessibility, a stunning design together with an industry-leading technology.
The new 1+2 door Veloster coupe, which will be launched in Europe later in 2011, will join the i40 on the stage.
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