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