Hyundai i40 Sedan Debuts at 2011 Barcelona International Motor Show (2011 Barcelona Auto Show)

By on May 16, 2011 in Automobile, Europe, Technology, World Comments

The 2012 Hyundai i40 sedan made its official debut in 2011 Barcelona International Motor Show (2011 Barcelona Auto Show in other news reports), several automobile news sites reported on Thursday.

According to its press release, the i40 has been designed and engineered at the European R&D headquarters of Hyundai in Rüsselsheim, Germany. It was said to be the latest model to be released under Hyundai‘s new brand slogan – “New Thinking. New Possibilities.

2012 Hyundai i40
2012 Hyundai i40
Credit: Hyundai

Reports said that the i40 will be available with a choice of four Euro V-compliant engines, two petrol and two diesel. These units cover a power spread of 115 ps to 177 ps. Manual and automatic transmissions will also be offered.

According to reports, Hyundai‘s all new four-cylinder-2-liter GDI engine, called “Nu”, is making its debut in the i40. This engine can reportedly generate 177 ps and 213 Nm of torque. It was also reported that an i40 with this engine and a six-speed manual gearbox can accelerate to 62mph in just 9.7 seconds.

The Hyundai i40 will go on sale at the fourth quarter of 2011, reports said.

The 2011 Barcelona International Motor Show runs from May 14 to 22 in Barcelona, Spain.

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