What is it like on the inside?
The beaky, flowing lines and distinctive LED headlights don’t create an illusion that’s shattered when you open the door. The interior of the i40 is a great showcase of the strides upmarket Hyundai continues to make. It level-pegs the VW Passat for finish and quality, and even the basic Active feels anything but. Move up to Style and Premium and class rivals will hang their head in shame at the kit count comparisons. Being a big saloon, the boot is enormous and interior space is impressive. There’s leg-crossing space front and rear, but choose the beefier 1.7 CRDi 136 motor if you’re planning on carrying heavy loads: Hyundai doesn’t offer a more powerful 2.0-litre alternative.