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Hyundai i40 review

£22,415 - £28,615
Published: 13 Jan 2015
Able, stylish i40 aims to take on the establishment with a blend of good looks, ability and keen pricing

Good stuff

An accomplished all-rounder with a broad spread of talents

Bad stuff

It's not particularly sporty. Does that matter? No


What is it?

The i40 is a measure of how serious a player Hyundai is these days. Sister company Kia took a US-sourced Optima and twisted it to a European-friendly spec. Hyundai, though, went one better, by designing a car solely for us, in the country where all the leading premium saloons come from – Germany. The i40 saloon and Tourer estate are thus the result of some concerted thinking and aim to take on the Ford Mondeo at its own game – and win.

This is a genuinely competitive Hyundai, and the firm’s being duly combative with it. A bulging range of trims and engines are all bang on the money, literally and figuratively: the spec is right and CO2 is right, as Hyundai judges exactly what the market wants, and delivers it.

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Our choice from the range

What's the verdict?

Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.

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