The new Hyundai i40 family car has been spotted testing wearing heavy camouflage. Keep reading for the car’s full price, specs and release date
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- New 2019 Hyundai i40 spotted
- Specs include smart new looks And hybrid power
- 2019 release date
- Price from around £20,000
The new Hyundai i40 has been spotted testing ahead of its release date next year. The new model is likely to be available with electric power and get an interior that significantly improves on the current car’s in terms of quality and space.
2019 Hyundai i40 price and release date
It’s too soon to say exactly when the new i40 will go on sale, but the middle of 2019 seems like a sensible bet. You can expect prices to start at around £20,000 for a basic petrol model rising to more like £30,000 for a petrol-electric hybrid.
2019 Hyundai i40 styling
Unfortunately, these spy pictures tell you remarkably little about the 2019 Hyundai i40 – thanks to the car being hidden under plastic cladding and a full-body wrap.
That said, you can expect big changes as Hyundai attempts to give its large family car the distinctive look previewed by the Le Fil Rouge (loosely translated as ‘common thread’) concept car, seen at the Geneva motor show earlier in 2018.
The concept car featured a large grille, a swooping five-door coupe-like roofline and eye-catching rear lights. Although, the Le Fil Rouge’s razor-edged (expensive-to-manufacture) body creases and suicide rear doors that hinge from the back of the car, are unlikely to make production.
2019 Hyundai i40 interior
Taken with a generous pinch of salt, the Le Fil Rouge’s interior can also serve as a guide to what you can expect to find in the 2019 Hyundai i40’s interior.
In other words, you can forget about the concept car’s huge slabs of bare wood and brushed metal cabin trims, but its large haptic feedback touchscreen infotainment system sounds plausible. Pressing a button on a haptic touchscreen feels like you’re pushing an actual button, making it easier to operate when you’re driving.
A large digital screen behind the steering wheel is something else the 2019 Hyundai i40 could pinch from the concept car. It would allow you to choose from a variety of displays – including a large sat-nav map that would be very easy to follow.
2019 Hyundai i40 engines
The most interesting tech will be found under the 2019 Hyundai i40’s bonnet, though, with the new model set to get a hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-litre petrol engine boosted by an electric motor to return fuel economy of more than 60mpg and low emissions that could make it exempt from paying London’s congestion charge.
Despite increasing apathy for diesel power, you are still likely to be able to have the i40 with a diesel engine, which would give excellent long-range fuel economy. However, expect the i40 to also be available with a range of turbocharged petrol engines.
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