The facelifted version of the midsized i40 range that debuted back last December has been officially introduced in its Euro-spec livery in front of the public during the 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show.
The facelift affects both the wagon and sedan variants and the company’s European flagship has a slightly refined exterior design with updated rear lamps, an updated hexagonal grille and a restyled front bumper with integrated LED fog lamps – first seen on the Genesis model. There are also new sets of 16 and 18-inch alloy rims. Two Euro 6-compliant diesel engines are on offer, both boasting a displacement of 1.7 liters and maximum power outputs of 115 HP (85 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) and 141 HP (104 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft). The latter variant can also be optionally equipped with a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that lifts fuel economy and has paddle shifters for added driver pleasure and operational efficiency.
Handling for the i40 can be improved through the Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) system and the model also features new active and passive safety systems, such as the Smart High Beam (SHB) – which monitors incoming traffic and switches off the high beam or the Speed Limit Identification Function that checks the roadside signs and offers the driver the current speed limit on a display in the instrument cluster and a new navigation technology with “enhanced touchscreen functionality”.