In Melbourne on an overnight trip, I took the i40 Tourer around town mixing in peak-hour traffic and freeway driving.
If your idea of a great first date is to sit patiently and comfortably in one of Melbourne’s increasingly congested traffic jams, then I think I’d give the i40 Tourer a follow up call to ‘do it again'.
Hard to call a family station wagon a ‘hot’ car but it’s a very sensible first date that my mother would no doubt approve of. She’d be thinking, "I can see grandchildren in the back of that one day".
The interior is what you’d expect from a Hyundai these days - soft touch materials, intuitive placements of buttons, an acceptable size touchscreen that is easy to use, leather seats that bolstered me into a good driving position, a sunroof that was a little temperamental to use, a steering wheel that was a little low for this six-foot two-inch driver but laden with easy to use controls and great visibility to all driving angles. In saying that, there’s nothing that makes me think, "Well that’s different".
For me the front head lights stand out in their unique quill-like design, while I also like the good looking, slightly sporty front lower lip.
I couldn’t get the steering wheel set to a high enough position, so I did feel like it was sitting in my lap slightly. The addition of optional roof racks made an incredibly noticeable shrill when pressing on over 70km/h, but they are optional and likely cause the same issue when mounted almost any car. Cabin ambience does distinctly lack zen like quietness, though.
Certainly is. A family of four would be more than contented with this.
Not entirely sure this early on in our relationship, but Hyundai’s impressive five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty eases many initial concerns.
Apart from the low position of the steering wheel, none.
Hyundai, it’s not you it’s me. I just don’t think I’m ready for a long-term relationship where I will be committing to a family car. But call me in about five years and who knows, maybe we can go have a drink and plan some kids to [comfortably] sit in the back.
A young family with a keen eye for fuel efficient transportation around town and the odd trip down the coast for some beach action after the kids' soccer games have finished on a Saturday morning.