Hyundai i40 sedan to be launched in Australia image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is planning to introduce the i40 sedan in Australia, after the model will be officially presented to the European audience at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Even if there is no official word on introducing the new Hyundai i40 sedan in Australia, recent rumors are saying that the model will join the lineup in the Pacific along with the i45 sedan and the i40 wagon, both of them being launched already. The Hyundai i40 sedan is rumored to go to Australia with a single engine, the 1.7 liter diesel unit, which is developing a total output of 134 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 330 Nm, the same one used on the i40 wagon.

There is no official word on the Hyundai i40 sedan for Australia yet but more rumors are saying that the entry-level model, the Active, will have a starting price of AUD33,000. As a reminder, the new Hyundai i40 sedan is being designed and engineered at the company’s European R&D headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, and it’s made for the European market in the all-new D-segment. Engine options are believed to include two petrol units, a 1.6 liter 103 kW and a 2.0 liter 132 kW, and the 1.7 liter diesel presented above.