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HYUNDAI-SIME DARBY MOTORS LAUNCHES THE NEW I40 AND REFRESHED TUCSON AT KLIMS 13

2013-11-14
  • The i40 features an all-new four-cylinder 2-litre GDI engine
  • The i40’s impressive spacious cabin coupled with superior interior quality and safety features offer maximum comfort while riding in this luxury D-segment
  • The Tucson Facelift is launched with a new NU 2.0 MPI engine and enhanced features
  • The Tucson Facelift comes in two new exciting colours in addition to the six colour options

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 November 2013 - The brand new Hyundai i40 Sedan and i40 Tourer as well as the Tucson Facelift were launched at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2013 (KLIMS 13) today.

(L to R) Mr Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of HSDM and Mr Zoon Kim, Deputy General Manager, Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters of Hyundai Motor Company with the newly launched i40 Tourer

“The i40 is the first Hyundai model in Malaysia to be fitted with an Nu 2-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine. Designed for Europeans, the i40 is notable for its interior quality, dynamic design and the practicality,” said Mr Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM). Mr Lau added that the i40 is positioned above the D-segment Hyundai Sonata with more high-end features fitted into the car. HSDM does not intend to discontinue the Sonata from the product line-up. With the Sonata and now the i40, HSDM hopes to gain a bigger market share in the D-segment.

The popular Tucson has been upgraded with a new power plant for the 2.0L version while the 2.4L Executive Plus version is loaded with upgraded features. “The Tucson is one of our best-selling models and we hope to sustain its popularity with a facelift and other enhanced features. We have also added on two new exciting colours to give our customers a wider selection,” said Mr Lau. 

 

i40: A New Legacy in The Wagon and Sedan Category

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The i40 design represents an evolution of Hyundai's unique form language, 'fluidic sculpture', in creating a sleek, elegant vehicle with uncompromised comfort and load capacity. Both the Tourer and Sedan are designed to be sporty, stylish and sophisticated to go well with either trainers or fancy dress shoes. To convey the signature Hyundai design, the i40 headlights are created to resemble the eyes of falcons and wild beasts.

The i40 comes with a 2-litre NU GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine. The 1,999 cc engine generates 178ps and 214nm of torque. The output generated is similar with some of the 2.4 litre engines in the market.  Also mated with this powerful engine is a six-speed automatic gearbox which delivers higher torque for enhanced driving pleasure, improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and excellent NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness).  

The i40 has a wheelbase measuring 2.77 metres and delivering best-in-class dimensions for front head (1.03 metres), shoulder (1.5 metres) and leg room (1.17metres). This impressive roominess promises the most comfortable ride in a D-segment available. Designed according to European standards, the i40 provides ample legroom for both passengers and driver.

For added versatility, the i40 Tourer seats can also be folded over for more cargo space of up to 1,719 litres while the Sedan has a smaller boot space of 503 litres. The power tailgate which is usually found on European wagons now comes with the i40 Tourer as a standard feature.

Advanced lighting innovations, such as cornering light, standard day–time running lights with Xenon headlamps and TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCD supervision instrument cluster, further strengthen the i40’s position as the lead model in Hyundai’s line-up and the D-Segment.  

The interior of the i40 has numerous functional and stylish features, which include an electric parking brake with an automatic hold function, Rear-Seat Video Entertainment Screens (optional for Sedan), and 10-ways driver and passenger power seat. 

To ensure maximum protection for its occupants, it features latest active and passive safety technologies. Active safety features such as the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), Brake Assist System, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Emergency Stop Signal.  The i40 is also fitted with 9 airbags, which includes an airbag for each the driver and passengers, two side curtain airbags and four thorax airbags at the outboard seating positions with an additional airbag for the driver’s knees and legs. 

Besides, the multi-cone hood structure is designed for maximum pedestrian safety, which is effective in absorbing impact forces thereby reducing the chances of serious head injuries for increased pedestrian safety as well as a host of other unique features. 

The i40 has also been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. The results of the rigorous test processes mark the i40 as one of the safest vehicles in the D-segment.

The i40 is available in four colours which are Phantom Black, Sleek Silver, Titanium Silver and White Crystal. 

Hyundai i40 Sedan is priced from RM159, 888 (OTR).  An optional upgrade is also available for the i40 Sedan for an additional RM4, 000 which includes an Audio Visual Navigation System and the Rear-Seat Video Entertainment Screens. Meanwhile, the Tourer is priced at RM178, 888 (OTR). Price indicated is inclusive of insurance and road tax and applicable to Peninsula Malaysia only.

 

In positioning the i40 as a luxury D-segment vehicle, the Leader Card membership will also be extended to i40 car owners. The Leader Card was first introduced to the new Santa Fe owners earlier this year. Members get to enjoy premium services and VIP privileges such as the luxury concierge services and personalised medical assistance.

 

Tucson Facelift: Compact Meets Bold

Tucson Facelift 2013

Hyundai’s popular compact SUV, the Tucson is reintroduced with European specifications and a new NU 2.0 engine and slight enhancements. All Tucson variants get a new pair of projection type headlamps with LED positioning lights while the 2.4L Executive Plus variant gets an additional new pair of LED rear lamp combination lights.

The new NU 2.0 engine brings about improvement in its fuel efficiency. The Nu engine’s aluminum block and head configuration results a 30 percent lighter unit, shedding more than 33.6 kilograms off the entire engine weight, while still providing comparable strength. The Nu four-cylinder engine also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall for a one percent improvement in fuel economy.

Both the 2.0L and 2.4L Executive Plus variants now come with 6 airbags and are equipped with front and rear MS Design skid plates as well as the Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) System (includes a GPS, entertainment system, Bluetooth connectivity and a reverse camera) as a standard feature. These features are rarely found on other SUVs in the market.  The 2.0L and 2.4L Tucson Executive Plus variants have also been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP.

The Tucson Facelift comes in two new exciting colours, which are Atomic Orange and Colbalt Coast adding on to the six existing colours namely Hyper Metallic, Phantom Black, Pure White, Remington Red, Sleek Silver and Titanium Grey.

It is priced at RM132, 888 (Nu 2.0 Elegance), RM145, 888 (Nu 2.0 Executive Plus) and RM158,888 (Theta II 2.4 MPI Executive Plus). Price indicated is inclusive of insurance and road tax and applicable to Peninsula Malaysia only.

The Tucson was first introduced in Malaysia in 2010 with overwhelming response. As of October 2013, there are more than 6,000 units of Tucson registered in Malaysia. It has bagged numerous awards locally, which include the NST-Maybank COTY 2010 for Best SUV (Below RM200,000), Asian Auto VCA Auto Industry Awards 2010 for Best Value for Money SUV  and CIMB Autoworld Car of the Year Award 2010 for Best SUV (Mid-Sized Category).

HSDM offers a 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) extended warranty on all its new passenger vehicles.  A 24-hour road assist service is also now available to new and existing Hyundai vehicles.

Customers can place their bookings at the nearest sales outlet or call its Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000 for more information.

 

 

 


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