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.
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.
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
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