An upgraded Hyundai i40 range has been released in Australia, introducing new features and a new pricing structure for the mid-size car.

Available in three trim levels, Active, Elite and Premium, the Hyundai i40 sedan and i40 Tourer now both include as standard an eight-sensor front and rear parking system.

All Hyundai i40 Tourer models also now feature a rear cargo blind and safety net, along with a power tailgate with push-button operation.

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The i40’s engine line-up remains untouched for both body styles, offering 100kW/320Nm 1.7-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel and 131kW/214Nm 2.0-litre GDi petrol options.

Buyers can also chose from two transmissions, a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, or a six-speed manual.

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The new pricing structure sees the premium for diesel-powered models increased by $600 – from $2000 to $2600 – meaning while some petrol models are now $500 cheaper, most diesel models are now $100 more expensive than before.

The company’s new satellite navigation system features in the Elite and Premium variants, joined by seats upholstered in a leather/leatherette combination.

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Hyundai’s three-year scheduled capped-price servicing and five-year unlimited kilometre warranty also carry over.

Read CarAdvice’s Hyundai i40 Review.

Hyundai i40 Pricing:
Hyundai i40 Active sedan 2.0L GDI Manual – $29,990
Hyundai i40 Active sedan 2.0L GDI Auto – $31,990
Hyundai i40 Active sedan 1.7L CRDi Manual – $32,590
Hyundai i40 Active sedan 1.7L CRDi Auto – $34,590

Hyundai i40 Active Tourer 2.0L GDI Manual – $31,990 (-$500)
Hyundai i40 Active Tourer 2.0L GDI Auto – $33,990 (-$500)
Hyundai i40 Active Tourer 1.7L CRDi Manual – $34,590 (+$100)
Hyundai i40 Active Tourer 1.7L CRDi Auto – $36,590 (+$100)

Hyundai i40 Elite sedan 2.0L GDI Auto – $36,990
Hyundai i40 Elite sedan 1.7L CRDi Auto – $39,590

Hyundai i40 Elite Tourer 2.0L GDI Auto – $38,990 (-$500)
Hyundai i40 Elite Tourer 1.7L CRDi Auto – $41,590 (+$100)

Hyundai i40 Premium sedan 2.0L GDI Auto – $41,990
Hyundai i40 Premium sedan 1.7L CRDi Auto – $44,590

Hyundai i40 Premium Tourer 2.0L GDI Auto – $43,990 (-$500)
Hyundai i40 Premium Tourer 1.7L CRDi Auto – $46,590 (+$100)

  • Hung Low

    No manual in the Elite and Premium why?????

    • nickdl

      The only reason the manual is even offered is so they can boast the 4.7L/100km fuel efficiency. Hyundai would hardly sell any.

  • Rocket

    Can the daytime LED lights be turned off???

    • Dave W

      More importantly, can the DRL be optioned out?

    • Karl Sass

      It’s a safety feature not a fashion accessory. I suppose they could be disconnected.

      • Dave W

        Safety feature? To prevent what? I see hundreds of cars without DRL that managed not to run into anything everyday.

        • Sydlocal

          Are you implying that DRLs are for the driver of that car to see or something with that statement?
          DRLs are a safety feature that allows drivers of OTHER cars to see them more easily in the day time/inclement weather etc. Seeing as there are so many drivers around that are so incompetent that they can’t even turn their lights on when it is foggy etc (more than half the cars I see drive the other way when it is foggy don’t have any lights on at all) I would say cars are better off with them than without them. Plus on a sunny day etc it makes it easier to see a car whose colour could somtimes blend in with the surrounds etc. Countless studies have supposedly proven this.

          • Dave W

            Make it easier to see cars whose colour blends in with the surrounding on a sunny day? LOL Where can I get that Predator cloaking paint?

            Seriously though, if you can’t see a car on a sunny day, that means you either need a pair of corrective glasses, you weren’t paying attention or you’re too old to be driving. Whatever the reason, you have no rights to be behind the wheel.

            When the weather is bad, you turn the lights on, you’d be surprise at how many people would follow you turning their own lights on.

            It’s easy to say DRL allows other drivers to see them more easily, but if they weren’t paying attention in the first place, they still won’t notice it.

            This DRL thing should be on a motorbike, which can be harder to spot, not on a car.

          • yuck

             On overcast days cars with LED or even non -LED DRLs stand out much more, hence why the EU made it mandatory that all new cars must have some form or running light

          • Sydlocal

             Ummm, motorbikes don’t need them considering the headlights are hard-wired on. It actually used to be a legal requirement. Kind of makes them redundant don’t you think? You are correct, I am surprised at how many people turn their lights on in foggy conditions when they see other drivers with them on. However my surprise is at the small amount of people who actually do turn them on. In MY experience, over half of the cars I see on a foggy morning (most mornings out my way during winter) don’t have any lights on at all, even when some cars coming the other way do. Out of that half I would say I would be lucky to see 1/5 of them turn their lights on when they see mine on. They just keep driving on lost in their own little world.

            I am not disagreeing at all about people not being able to see cars on a clear sunny day shouldn’t be driving etc. It is good in theory but it doesn’t really happen in practice. People these days in general are too busy texting/talking on phone/concentrating on anything else other than driving. They don’t seem to appreciate how much of a deadly weapon a car is and only seem to care about themselves. Anything that makes a car easier to see regardless of conditions has to be good thing considering how bad the average driver is and how full of distracting equipment the average car has inside these days.

            Again, if they served no purpose at all why are the compulsory in the EU and some other nations around the world?

          • Dave W

            If you say DRL is compulsory because people don’t pay attention, then it’s just encouraging laziness. It’s like intalling those “Blind spot warning systems” just because people are too lazy to check their blind spot. Or those “lane assist” systems because people can’t stay in their lane.

            Instead of encouraging their laziness or inattention, we should be encouraging them to improve their driving. How? Easy, make it the law to turn your lights on when the weather is bad, just like how you must turn on your lights when it gets dark.

          • $29896495

            Yes, and it’s the law to check your mirrors but people don’t. I think you’ll find that it’s already part of driver training that you put your lights on. They even have signs up telling you to put your lights on during the day. But again people don’t. By the way, sunshine and dull days certain colours have been found to be almost invisible from a distance. For example silver and greys. Sunny and and dull and early morning coming out of the sun and dusk. No lights these cars are invisible to the human eye. Some one starts over taking, next thing you are reading about a head on. Complaining about running lights is puerile.

          • Dave W

            It’s your prerogative to think however you like, but I don’t understand why you had to call my comments puerile. Perhaps you own a car with DRL? You do realise I never said the owners of these DRL equipped cars are automatically bad drivers, don’t you?

            I’ve driven at all times of day, from dusk to dawn, morning to night. I have yet to encounter this “invisible car” phenomenon.

            Many European countries, especially the Scandinavians, experience severe winter, so DRL makes sense for them. For sunny countries like Australia, the benefit of DRL is minimal at best.

            Besides, before Audi started using DRL, noone really cared about it, suddenly now it becomes a necessity? Come on…

          • $29896495

            I think dismissing it is pointless. Here’s an example. straight stretch of road, high summer. Heat haze. Three cars, two on one side one on the other. Heat haze makes on coming car invisible. Car pulls out to over take. Sees on coming car come out of the haze, it’s to late. As I stated, they post signs in this state to turn your lights on during the day. It’s something we are supposed to do, but we don’t always do it.

          • Jober As A Sudge

            What really grinds my gears are idiots who drive with their fog lights on day and night! Get caught once…fined. Caught again…legal for me to smack your fog lights in with a baseball bat. I’m Peter Griffin

  • JD

    The i40 sedan is way overpriced as the Accord Euro is the same price as it.

    The wagon on the other hand is priced appropriately given it has no direct competition.

    • Able

      It has no direct competition? Octavia? Mondeo? Liberty? Mazda6? They’re all available as wagons!

  • Dominique Vøn Hütch

    Over 33k for the Active sedan in manual is a big g-up.

  • Unidexter Hopping

    Hyundai are struggling to sell these at the high asking prices. Looks like we will see a future re-alignment of the range (read price drop) in order to get some volume. I must say that the i40 wagon is a good effort, it will be worth buying if the asking prices drop by another $2k or so.

  • horsie

    yea the wagon is a win especially the diesel. Toyota made a big mistake dropping the Camry wagon. As did ford with the falcon wagon. 

    • F1orce

      How did Toyota make a ‘big mistake’ considering how their Camry is #1 in its respective segment?

      • Horsie

        because they could also be selling lots of aussie made wagons as well.

  • Alhunni

    Hello people missing a key word in DRL. These lights are RUNNING lights so as to confirm the vehicle is running and in use. Unfortunately you can not assume whilst around cars, however if all cars were fitted with either LED or standard lights to inform ALL road users that a vehicle had started up, running or in motion, we would be able to see that an assumed parked/unattended car was now …..RUNNING. SAFETY….. warning that it may be about to drive off.

  • Dimitri

    If it had 20% more power it would have more buyers. Having a tarted up Camry equivalent is not appealing to real world drivers. If I was a boring father of 3 slaving away at a desk job with no purpose in life, I would buy this.

    • Latin Fish Names

      How true, that is why I must find it appealing… man, what has become of my life.

    • horsie

      a father of 3’s money is just as good as a ‘real world driver’s’ money