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New Hyundai i40 to premiere at Geneva Motor Show

The new Hyundai i40

The new Hyundai i40 will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and the 1.7-litre diesel engine will offer CO2 emissions as low as 113 g/km.

The i40 is the company’s first D-segment vehicle to be developed specifically for the European market, with a package of powertrains, equipment and technology tailored for European tastes. It will be shown in Geneva in estate form, and this will be the first i40 bodystyle to be introduced to Europe, with a saloon to follow later this year.

Standard equipment includes heated and reclining front and rear seats; a heated steering wheel; and an active de-mist system that automatically detects and clears mist on the windscreen.

Hyundai’s customer care package, Five Year Triple Care, will come as standard on i40. The package offers a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.

The i40 will be joined at Geneva by Hyundai’s new Veloster coupe, set for launch in Europe later in 2011, and the Curb concept.

Both cars received their world premieres at the North America International Auto Show last month, and will be making their European debuts in Geneva.