The Hyundai i40 is going to get a pretty significant update for 2015 which will include fresh styling, tweaked engines and some extra technology to get all the tech heads excited. The updates will be made on both the saloon and estate versions of the i40 in a necessary attempt to keep the i40 competitive with the new Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat. It will echo the facelift that has been applied to the i30 hatchback. In terms of tech the i40 gets the lot including a seven inch touchscreen, an improved navigation system and an LCD information display.
The engines are pretty similar, and Hyundai have stuck with their original engine line up which consists of the same one diesel engines though there are two different power outputs available. Improvements have been made across the board in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions thanks to the introduction of stop/start technology, an active air flap in the front grille, low rolling-resistance tyres and a new alternator. The higher powered variant also gets a slight boost in power of 3bhp. Stabillty and traction should both be improved also thanks to a new Advanced Traction Cornering Control system. Some of the safety tech sounds pretty impressive also, the Lane Keeping assist has been improved, and the updated Hyundai i40 will also have a feature whereby if the car detects any oncoming traffic it will automatically dip the high beam.