SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire)– South Korea’s top carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. launched its new edition of the i40 family vehicle in its home market on Monday, putting emphasis on a new diesel engine that ups fuel efficiency.
Both the sedan and wagon models of the new i40 are updated with a Euro 6-compliant diesel engine and paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, according to the automaker.
The 1.7-liter variable geometry turbo diesel engine version has a maximum city-highway fuel mileage of 16.7 kilometers per liter of fuel, depending on the trim level.
The diesel engine option can generate a maximum of 141 horsepower with 34.7 kilogram-meter of torque at its best.
The front is embellished with a single-frame hexagonal grille that gives the car a more powerful look, while the rear LED lights are built with a shapely and futuristic design, the company said.
Prices for the new i40 begin at 24.95 million won (US$23,159.75) for the sedan models, while those of the wagon editions start at 25.95 million won.’