Hyundai will introduce to the public its new i40 at the Geneva Motor show next month. Until then, we have the first interior pic!
Hyundai has released this official image of the car’s “high-quality” interior, which it claims features “sculpted shapes and a thoughtful layout”, based around its fluidic sculpture design language.
The overall ambience is open and uncluttered, and the flowing satin chrome feature line that divides the centre console gives the interior an active appearance.
Designed and engineered at Hyundai’s European R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and specifically for the European market, the all-new D-segment model is aimed at moving the company towards a ‘modern premium’ positioning, offering high-end features and vehicle quality at an accessible price.
Engine options are believed to include two petrol engines: a 1.6-litre with 103kW and a 2.0-litre with 132kW, as well as two tunes of a 1.7-litre diesel engine: 85kW and 100kW.
More details of Hyundai’s star cars will be published in advance of the show, and media materials will be available on the stand in Hall 1. The company’s press conference will take place at 12:30 (CET) on Tuesday 1st March 2011.