Hyundai has announced pricing and specification details for its new i40 Tourer – a high-value alternative to the Ford Mondeo estate and its ilk.
The Hyundai i40 Tourer offers three trim levels, three engines and four power outputs, as well as a hefty amount of standard equipment and start-stop technology.
Hyundai i40 Tourer: from £18,395
Engine choice for the new i40 Tourer consists of a pair of 1.7-litre CRDi turbodiesels offering 113bhp and 134bhp depending on specification, plus 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol units.
Prices start at £18,395 for the 1.6-litre petrol in Active specification – although most buyers will probably look to spend at least the £19,395 it costs to buy the entry-level 113bhp 1.7 diesel Active.
All Active variants feature Hyundai’s ‘Blue Drive’ technology, which includes start-stop for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. That means even the more powerful 134bhp 1.7 diesel emits just 119g/km CO2 in this guise.
Fitted kit is extensive: 16-inch alloys, Bluetooth with voice recognition, electric heated mirrors with LED indicators, all-round electric windows, electronic parking brake with automatic hold function, air conditioning and a leather steering wheel with audio controls are all standard.
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Active, Style and Premium specifications
Above Active in the i40 Tourer pecking order comes Style specification, available from £20,195 with the 1.6 petrol engine.
Chief amongst Style’s additions is a touchscreen satellite navigation system with rear-view camera – but you also get front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and dual-zone climate control. The 134bhp 1.7-litre diesel version also includes Blue Drive tech, and is available from £22,295.
Finally, at the top of the i40 range is Premium specification, available from £23,795 with the 2.0-litre petrol engine.
This lives up to its name with full leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ‘Supervision’ instrument cluster with LCD colour display. Optional extras for this model include Lane Departure Warning and Smart Parking Assist, plus a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats.
Will any of these options improve the resale value of the Hyundai i40? Read our guide to car options to find out.
Low running costs, saloon to follow
The Hyundai i40 Tourer wraps all of this up in an attractive package, designed in Germany and specifically engineered for the European market.
The all-important estate car boot space is 553 litres seats-up, and 1,719 litres seats-folded – not top of the class but not too far from it. A saloon version is set to follow later this year, but the Korean carmaker fully expects most buyers to choose the load-lugger.
Running costs certainly look to be highly competitive. The most frugal 1.7 diesel claims 65.7mpg, while the Active version of this fits into the same insurance band as the Hyundai i10 city car. It also offers the lowest Benefit-in-Kind company car tax rates in its class.
On top of all that, you get Hyundai ‘Five Year Triple Care’ – a five-year unlimited warranty, five-year roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks (not quite the same as free servicing, but still).
The Hyundai i40 Tourer is on sale now.
Want to see more of the Hyundai i40 Tourer? Watch the Hyundai i40 Coming Soon video to see it in the flesh.
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