1 Jun 2015
Hyundai overhauled its European-inspired i40 mid-sizer in June 2015 in a bid to clearly separate it from the new-generation Sonata, deleting petrol power from the sedan and cutting back on model variants of both the four-door and the Tourer wagon.
The 2.0-litre GDi four-cylinder petrol engine remained available on the wagon, but the 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel – also still available on the Tourer – became the sole powertrain in service on the i40 sedan.
Hyundai Motor Co Australia (HMCA) also deleted the mid-series Elite grade from both sedan and Tourer wagon line-ups, leaving only the entry-level Active and the range-topping Premium lines.
Prices dropped by between $1500 and $3600 with the i40 Series II that was launched late in May 2015.