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Hyundai Motor India Limited is the second biggest car maker in the country and has been existent in the car market since the year, 1996. This company is the fully owned ancillary of the Hyundai Motor Company, which is a transnational automobile giant based in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The first car of this company launched in the lucrative Indian car market was their most popular hatchback, Hyundai Santro, which is doing impressive revenue generation and sales for the company till date. This adorable hatchback was first launched way back in the year, 1998 and since then has been ruling the hearts of millions of users in the country. Back in those years, there was not much competition and there were very few hatchbacks in the country’s automobile market. Hyundai Motor India Limited has a couple of gigantic manufacturing facilities in the country. These massive automobile factories have the combined ability to mass produce a whopping six lakh thirty thousand vehicles in a year and both these facilities are based closer to the popular town Sriperumbudur that is located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Hyundai Motor India Limited has more than 450 dealerships across the country along with 647 Hyundai authorized service centers spanning across 340 major cities and towns in the country. This dealership network is presently said to be on the second position in terms of sales and after sales service. This company certainly has thousands of happy and proud customers in the country using one or many of the magnificent cars from their scintillating fleet of vehicles. Their esteemed fleet of cars are charming and have captivating silhouette, which entices the customers instantly. This renowned company is expected to launch quite a number of cars in the coming future, one such amazingly beautiful and enchanting vehicle is the Hyundai i40. This vehicle is being offered as a sedan and also as a tourer, which of these will land up at the Indian shores is yet to be ascertained. But at the same time there are speculations that the sedan version might be the one that will come into the Indian market. The Hyundai i40 is loaded with some of the most impressive features, which ensures that all the occupants get lavish comfort and are secure as well. This Hyundai i40 model series is already prevalent in the Europe and a few other international car markets and is doing impressive revenue generation for the company.
There are no confirmed reports about the engine specifications of this Hyundai i40 sedan, but at the same time there are rumors that it will be equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and will be skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company might also launch this sedan with an automatic gear box as well. The European version is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission gear box and there is an option of a automatic transmission as well for the buyers to choose from. There are quite a few engine options in the present vehicles, which are being offered in the Indian car market. The company might choose one of the existing engine option for this Hyundai i40, which is expected to be launched for the Indian buyers. Apart from the diesel mill, the company might also come out with a petrol engine as well. This petrol engine can be the 1.6-litre mill doing its duty in the Hyundai Verna or it can also be the 1.8-litre mill, which is fitted in the Neo Fluidic Hyundai Elantra sedan. Apart from the performance packed engine options, this premium sedan is also anticipated to arrive loaded with best in class features as well. Some of the incredible comfort aspects, which are expected to be integrated in this yet to be launched sedan are a sophisticated integrated music system that would have Radio FM, a CD and MP3 Player along with a couple of other audio inputs such as an Aux-in port and a USB interface, Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phone, a multi functional power steering wheel with mounted controls for the phone as well as for the audio system and many other such convenience aspects as well. Apart from these, this sedan is also expected to arrive with quite a few crucial and significant safety features, which might be an advanced engine immobilizer, impact sensing auto door unlocking, a clutch lock, ABS with EBD, a lane change indicator, an electro chromic internal rear view mirror, parking assist sensors along with rear camera, a driver airbag, rain sensing wipers and many more such functions, which will ensure utmost safety and security to the occupants.
The designers of the company seem to have done an immaculate job with the exteriors of this upcoming stylish premium sedan. The exteriors of this Hyundai i40 sedan are simply superb and arresting with a sleek and lustrous overall body line, which is certainly going to dazzle the buyers. The frontage of this glossy premium sedan has a bold look with a neatly designed radiator grille. This smart front grille seems to have quite a bit of shiny chrome treatment done on it and it also has the renowned badge of the company, which is embedded on this grille. This neat front grille is said to have been inspired from the Fluidic design philosophy, which is very fashionable and trendy. This impressive hexagonal grille has some chrome inserts and gives this graceful sedan, a well dressed and regal look, which also augments its appeal. The head light cluster of this premium sedan has been styled with excellence and has been integrated with a large set of swept back lamps, which give this new sedan an aggressive yet graceful look. These head lamps are powered with high intensity halogen lights, which give a clear view to the driver in any weather condition. Along with these powerful head lights, this regal yet to be launched sedan seems to also have a pair of radiant fog lamps that have a contemporary styling and also enhance the visibility of the driver.
The large front wind screen is expected to be made of solar glass, which will help all the passengers against the very hurtful ultra violet rays. Apart from this, the solar glass will also insulate the interior cabin and boost the air conditioners performance, which will result in faster and efficient in-cabin cooling. This wind screen has been fitted with a couple of wipers that have a 5-speed intermittent action and which clean the wind screen with utmost proficiency to give a clear view to the driver even during heavy rains and peak monsoon weather conditions. The side profile looks smooth and glistening with body colored external rear view mirrors, which might have integrated side turn blinkers that will make this sedan look stylish. Apart from these, this premium sedan also has precisely carved out wheel arches, which are expected to be bestowed with a striking set of 16 or 17 inch alloy wheels across all the variants, which will further give this sedan a sporty look. These rims will certainly be further equipped with tubeless radial tyres, which last longer than the other standard tyres and also ensure better efficiency and handling. The rear end seems to have a stylish and enhanced boot lid, which also increases the aerodynamic efficiency of this premium sedan along with rendering it a coupe car like stance. The rear tail lamp cluster is very impressive with immaculately designed wrap around styled tail lamps, which has the reversing lights and side turn indicators incorporated in it. These lamps endow this premium sedan with better visibility and also help in promoting safe driving.
This yet to be launched Hyundai i40 seems to have liberal exterior measurements that seems to provide ample leg room along with shoulder and head space. The overall height of this sedan is expected to be around 4740mm along with a total width of 1815mm. The total height of this upcoming Hyundai i40 is said to be about 1470mm, while it has a roomy wheel base of 2770mm along with a good ground clearance as well.
The company is expected to integrate this premium sedan with a two tone color scheme for the insides along with a brilliant interior illumination. Apart from that, this sedan is also said to have storage spaces like front door map pockets along with a front passenger seat back pocket, a rear parcel tray. Then this upcoming sedan might also get other features like chrome finish inside door handles, parking lever tip and a stylish gear knob and rear air conditioning vents. The center console might get a a multi-purpose storage box to add to the utility quotient of this sedan and it might also get a leather wrapped power steering wheel along with the gear shift lever. The seating arrangement seems rather comfortable and can house five passengers with ease. The seats are expected to be covered with high quality premium upholstery or leather and is said to have a foldable rear seat to bring in more luggage when required. Other internal features might include driver and passenger sun visor with vanity mirror, a highly sophisticated integrated music system that has an FM Radio, CD/MP3 player and other input options such as an USB interface and a AUX-In port, front and rear speakers with two tweeters, Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones and also steering wheel mounted audio and phone buttons, which add to the convenience of the driver. This yet to be launched Hyundai i40 is said to be blessed with a cooling glove box, a luggage lamp, electronically folding and internally adjustable external rear view mirrors and many more such features.
There are certainly going to be a lot of features, which will be integrated in this Hyundai i40. The expected list might have the following features, which are rear folding seat to bring in more luggage, adjustable front and rear headrests for added comfort to the passengers, an air conditioner unit with heater which might be automatic, a motor driven EPS (electric power steering) that can be adjusted with as it has a tilt and telescopic column, front and rear power windows with a time lag and also illuminated switches along with the auto down function for the driver side window and pinch guard as well, a clutch foot rest for added benefit of the driver, a luggage compartment lamp, an advanced 2 DIN integrated music system that has Radio FM, a CD and MP3 Player along with a couple of other audio inputs such as an Aux-in port and a USB interface, a rear defogger with timer, a power outlet to charge mobile phones, external rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable, heated and also electrically foldable and many more such impressive features. All these aspects are expected to be included in the yet to be launched Hyundai i40, however the exact details will be revealed once the company makes the official announcement.
The interiors seem very spacious with a lot of room inside. This upcoming Hyundai i40 offers roomy leg room along with head and shoulder space for all the occupants. The elbow and knee room is also expected to be comfortable, so all the passengers can enjoy the drive.
The engines from this company have always been powerful and energetic, which generate good power and torque output. Taking that into consideration, we can definitely assume that this yet to be launched Hyundai i40 will have excellent pick up and acceleration. The existing crop of power trains prevalent in the country are stupendous and makes the various Hyundai cars zip past the others. The same technology will be carried forward into this yet to be launched Hyundai i40 as well.
There are no confirmed reports about the engine specifications of this Hyundai i40 sedan, but at the same time there are rumors that it will be equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and will be skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company might also launch this sedan with an automatic gear box as well. The European version is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission gear box and there is an option of a automatic transmission as well for the buyers to choose from. There are quite a few engine options in the present vehicles, which are being offered in the Indian car market. The company might choose one of the existing engine option for this Hyundai i40, which is expected to be launched for the Indian buyers. Apart from the diesel mill, the company might also come out with a petrol engine as well. This petrol engine can be the 1.6-litre mill doing its duty in the Hyundai Verna or it can also be the 1.8-litre mill, which is fitted in the Neo Fluidic Hyundai Elantra sedan.
This Hyundai i40 is expected with both petrol as well as a diesel engine option. Both these engines are acclaimed across the world and are known for generating impressive power and torque output. These engines are equipped with efficient fuel supply systems and are expected to generate a healthy fuel efficiency as well. This mileage and fuel economy aspect is very important for the Indian buyers as they are very keen about it.
As there is no clarity yet regarding which petrol and diesel engine this Hyundai i40 is expected to be launched, there is no information about the power and torque output as well. But looking at the prevalent engine options of both petrol and diesel in the existing model lineup of other vehicles from the company. There can be certainly one conclusion, which can be confidently taken that whichever engine comes will definitely have impressive power and torque output for sure.
This Hyundai i40 is expected to get an advanced integrated music system that has Radio FM, a CD and MP3 Player along with a couple of other audio inputs such as an Aux-in port and a USB interface, Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones and many more such interesting features, which will certainly entice the Indian customers.
This yet to be launched Hyundai i40 will mostly have the similar braking and suspension system, which are prevalent in the other Hyundai cars int eh Indian car market. The front axle of this Hyundai I 40 is expected to be fitted with a McPherson strut type of a system, which might also have a coil spring and a stabilizer bar to enhance the stability of this vehicle. On the other hand, the rear axle is anticipated to be equipped with a coupled torsion beam axle with a similar coil spring for taking care of the rear end. This upcoming vehicle is also expected to be fitted with gas type shock absorbers, which help in giving the passengers a trouble free driving experience. The company is expected to equip this Hyundai i40 with a proficient braking system as well, which keeps this vehicle under the control of the driver. The front wheels of this sedan might have disc brakes, while the rear end would be fitted with solid drum brakes.
The list of safety features which are expected to be incorporated in this Hyundai i40 are very crucial and top of the line. These might include a keyless entry with folding key along with central locking for the doors as well as the tailgate, front and rear fog lamps, a highly advanced engine immobilizer, impact sensing auto door unlocking, a clutch lock, ABS with EBD, a lane change indicator, an electro chromic internal rear view mirror, parking assist sensors along with rear camera, a driver airbag, rain sensing wipers and also a dual horn and many more such safety aspects. The actual list will be known once the company reveals the specifications of this vehicle.
Looking at the international variants available in some of the global auto markets, this upcoming Hyundai i40 is expected to sport a classy set of either 16 inch or 17 inch alloy wheels. These stylish rims are expected to be covered with robust tubeless radial tyres, which will have a superior road grip on the roads.
A powerful engine, impressive features, spacious cabin space.
Price tag might be an issue, mileage has to be better.