The facelift for the Hyundai i40 has now gone on sale in the UK in four trim levels, costing from £19,600 for the saloon and £20,850 for the Estate.
The Hyundai i40, when it arrived in 2011, was the first car from Hyundai that could credibly go up against the might of the Ford Mondeo and make a case for it being the pick (at least against the lower-powered Mondeos).
But the Mondeo has moved on from then, and so too has the i40 with a refresh revealed back in December consisting of the usual exterior facelift fodder (wheels, grill, bumpers and paint options) and a new interior with more upmarket appeal. Now it’s time for the 2015 i40 to go on sale, with a choice of four trim levels – S. SE Nav, SE Nav Business and Premium – and a single 1.7 litre diesel engine with either 113bhp or 139bhp.
Entry point is the £19,600 i40 S saloon with the 113bhp engine, manual gearbox, 16″ alloys, Bluetooth, AirCon, auto lights and a leather steering wheel with phone controls. The i40 S Tourer will cost you £1,250 more, as it does across the range)
Next up is the i40 SE Nav costing from £21,650 for the 113bhp, £22,400 for the 139bhp and an extra £1900 if you want the DCT auto with the 139bhp engine, which adds in toys like touchsccreen Nav with Infotainment, parking guidance, rear view camera, DAB, Climate, heated seats and better sound. If you want Keyless and electric driver’s seat then opt for the SE Nav Business spec for an extra £1500.
Top of the tree i40 Premium, costing from £26,950, is only available with the 139bhp engine and adds in 18″ alloys, heated seats in the back, panoramic glass roof with tilt and slide, LCD instruments and lane departure warning.
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