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The Hyundai i40 sedan and tourer have had their safety technology boosted with the addition of two new electronic driver aids, more parking sensors and a new display screen.

The update to all high-grade Hyundai i40 Premium models sees the inclusion of Smart Parking Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Assist, and the number of parking sensors rise from the standard eight, on Active and Elite models, to 10. The upgrade sees the price of all i40 Premium variants increase by $1000.

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The Smart Parking Assist system means drivers need only operate the accelerator and brake when reverse parallel parking, leaving the semi-automated system to steer the car into position.

Lane Departure Warning and Assist actively monitors lane markings via a windscreen-mounted camera at speeds over 60km/h, alerting drivers if the vehicle leaves the marked lane without the use of indicators is detected.

On top of audible and visual warnings, the system’s Lane Keeping Assist function also actively assists drivers by correctively steering the vehicle to remain in a lane when an unindicated lane departure is detected. Drivers are still able to manually override any steering assistance.

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The two new driver aids work together with a new 4.2-inch colour TFT LCD screen in the instrument cluster, which displays information and prompts for both systems.

The new technology is in addition to the five-star ANCAP safety rated Hyundai i40’s standard equipment, which includes nine airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control, cornering brake control, a steering wheel-mounted speed limiter, and hill-start assist.

The updated Hyundai i40 Premium sedan and tourer are available from this month.

Hyundai i40 manufacturer’s list pricing:

Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Manual Sedan Active – $29,990
Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Auto Sedan Active – $31,990
Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Auto Sedan Elite – $36,990
Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Auto Sedan Premium – $42,990
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Manual Sedan Active – $32,590
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Auto Sedan Active – $34,590
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Auto Sedan Elite – $39,590
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Auto Sedan Premium – $45,590

Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Manual Tourer Active – $31,990
Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Auto Tourer Active – $33,990
Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Auto Tourer Elite – $38,990
Hyundai i40 2.0L GDI Auto Tourer Premium – $44,990
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Manual Tourer Active – $34,590
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Auto Tourer Active – $36,590
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Auto Tourer Elite – $41,590
Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi Auto Tourer Premium – $47,590

Read CarAdvice’s Hyundai i40 Review.

  • Gimp

    The i40 needs more powerful engines, not more gimmicks and a price increase. Hyundai have lost the plot with this model.

    • Labryz

      It’s very much targeted at Europe where fuel economy is key. Hence the smaller engine.

      But I agree, it does need a larger one. 

      • Zaccy16

        yeah, it can still have the small engines as base but they should have the 2.2 turbo diesel from ix35/santa fe

    • Ted

      And the i30 needs more powerful (petrol) engines as well – how about direction direction 2 litre, rather than the current 1.8 that is gutless !

    • LowRezFez


    • Zaccy16

      yep hyundai are equipment and style over substance, this car is better by miles than the i45 and in my opinion one of the best hyundais but still the engines are unrefined and underpowered and steering still useless

      • bd

        Sounds like a Toyota (minus the style and cheap interiors).

  • Shabu

    Yeah not that I know everything about this car ( and not saying its a bad car), but paying $43K seems a bit rich…. I would rather a Accord Euro and walk away with some change….

    • Kampfer

      The Euro is a pretty old model now and dare I say… very dated. If you look at the new Mazda 6 with similar spec it cost quite a lot more than the i40.

      • Smart US

         Roger Federer is also a dated model and still kicks $#%$ like Bertrande Comic…

      • matt

        dare i say the EURO still sells more then this, and the mazda should cost more, its a much MUCH better car.

      • Zaccy16

        thats my point from before, hyundai are equipment over substance! the new mazda 6 has good spec levels but s a fantastic car to drive and to look at as well, also it has much better engines

        • bd

          In the States, it’s the Mazda6 which is underpowered.

    • Zaccy16

      i agree, the accord is still better than this

  • 451

    they shouldve added those two features and leave the price as it was!!! adding another 1k doesn’t help i think…

  • Martin

    Anyone else think Hyundai is getting a bit silly with their prices lately?

    • LowRezFez

      F$&k yes!

    • Barry

      Wait till Holden ,Ford and Toyota pull out of Australia.Then see what they try and charge.

    • Rick

      It’s not just hyundai , the Mazda 6 is just as bad and vs passat

  • Able

    You pay a minimum of $43k (Premium petrol saloon) and you get 130kW. That’s not value to me. Where’s the i45’s 2.4 litre petrol or the R-series diesel? Surely both of these would be better suited to the i40.

    • Rt

       The i45’s 2.4 Engine performs like it has less than 130KW so it’d be no use for extra performance anyway.

  • Al Wal

    Hyundai is kidding themselves – this design will age quickly like the i45 and iX35 did. It’s underpowered and overpiced for what it is.

    The Premium model will be around $50k drive away – a price that could buy you a low km demo Merc C-Class, udi A4, BMW 3 series or Lexus IS.

    IMO Hyundai is getting ahead of itself – it cant charge these prices just yet – the badge cred just isnt there.

    • Rt

       Hyundai dealers always doing deals. Take no notice of the RRP.

  • Rick

    All of a sudden commodores , falcons and aurions seem like incredible value 45k for the top spec petrol tourer is xr6 turbo pricing . I’m amazed at what people will pay for these types of cars

  • Tone

    If I wanted a big car with a comically small engine, I’d buy a Skoda Superb.

  • Save It For The Track

    These ‘comically small’ engines seem to do okay in Europe where most of these cars are aimed at. So Commondore/Falcoon sell poorly because of their size (engie/thirst etc.), yet vehicles such as this i40, and the Skoda mentioned are ‘too small’?? That’s the problem with the Australian market, no idea on what they want or what vehicles are aimed at. You want more power etc. get a Falcon ecoboost. I really don’t think that i40 is supposed to be a sports car (styling aside), and up until very recently the 1.7l turbodiesel in the i40 was prodcuing similar power/torque as a VW group 2.0 litre.
    Back to Superb, more than one car mag and more than one motoring scribe has compared it favourably with large cars (with its 1.8l petrol turbo) with larger engines.