Hyundai’s new i40 saloons to hit UK showrooms in January, with £17,395 starting price

Hyundai i40 Renowned automaker Hyundai Motors confirmed that its new i40 saloons will hit UK showrooms in January 2012 with starting price tag of £17,395.

The all new i40 saloon will be available in three trim levels: Active, Style and Premium; with a choice of three engines: two 1.7 diesels and a 1.6 petrol.

The list of standard equipments includes 16-inch alloys, an electronic parking brake, electric heated door mirrors and Bluetooth. Hill-start assist, seven airbags and traction and stability controls will also come as standard in all i40 saloons.

Higher-spec models will also come equipped with keyless entry, keyless entry, leather upholstery and satellite-navigation. In addition, ventilated front seats, lane-departure warning system and an automatic gearbox will be available as options.

Models equipped with Blue Drive technology will also have an engine stop-start system as standard. The innovative start-stop system helps in keeping carbon emissions below 120g per kilometer.

Speaking on the new vehicle, Hyundai’s UK MD Tony Whitehorn said that it “shares the same qualities found in the i40 Tourer - offering outstanding levels of fuel-efficiency, comfort, quality, and a high level of standard equipment all at an accessible price.”

The 1.6 GDi Blue Drive Active has been priced at £17,395, while the top end 1.7 CRDi 136 Premium Auto costs £24, 895.