The Hyundai i40 range has been updated for 2014, with mild exterior tweaks and additional technology having no impact on pricing.
Added to the entire range, which includes sedan and Tourer models powered by 2.0-litre petrol and 1.7-litre turbo-diesel engines, the Hyundai i40 now features the car maker’s all-new Drive Mode Select system as a replacement for its previous single-function ‘Sport’ button.
Said to allow drivers to customise ‘driving feel’, the three-mode system is activated via a centre console switch and presents drivers with a choice of ‘Normal’ mode, aimed at day-to-day driving; ‘Eco’ mode, which tailors the six-speed automatic transmission’s shift points for optimum fuel economy; and ‘Sports’ mode, delaying the auto’s shift points and reducing steering assistance.
Tourer variants also exclusively gain a hands-free power tailgate dubbed Smart Tailgate (pictured above).
When activated, the car automatically opens the power tailgate when the proximity smart key is detected within a range of 50-100cm behind the tailgate for three seconds or more. As a safety precaution an alarm is also sounded when activated and the vehicle’s hazard lights flash before the tailgate opens.
A new shark fin-style antenna has also been added on Tourer Elite and Premium grades, while the two variants’ respective 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels now feature a dark silver metallic finish – the former also featuring a new design.
Retaining its 2013 pricing structure, the 2014 Hyundai i40 again starts from $29,990 for the sedan and $31,990 in Tourer guise.
2014 Hyundai i40 manufacturer’s pricing:
Hyundai i40 Sedan Active 2.0L GDI manual – $29,990
Hyundai i40 Sedan Active 2.0L GDI auto – $31,990
Hyundai i40 Sedan Active 1.7L CRDi manual – $32,590
Hyundai i40 Sedan Active 1.7L CRDi auto – $34,590
Hyundai i40 Sedan Elite 2.0L GDI auto – $36,990
Hyundai i40 Sedan Elite 1.7L CRDi auto – $39,590
Hyundai i40 Sedan Premium 2.0L GDI auto – $42,990
Hyundai i40 Sedan Premium 1.7L CRDi auto – $45,590
Hyundai i40 Tourer Active 2.0L GDI manual – $31,990
Hyundai i40 Tourer Active 2.0L GDI auto – $33,990
Hyundai i40 Tourer Active 1.7L CRDi manual – $34,590
Hyundai i40 Tourer Active 1.7L CRDi auto – $36,590
Hyundai i40 Tourer Elite 2.0L GDI auto – $38,990
Hyundai i40 Tourer Elite 1.7L CRDi auto – $41,590
Hyundai i40 Tourer Premium 2.0L GDI auto – $44,990
Hyundai i40 Tourer Premium 1.7L CRDi auto – $47,590