Hyundai 140 Saloon new car review

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Hyundai 140 Saloon New Car Review – Nick Fletcher

Often turning heads in the mid-range saloon category is the Hyundai i40, which is a handsome, well equipped contender which can easily take on big-selling rivals such as the Ford Mondeo.

With its sharply-stylised looks, generous standard kit and outstanding five-year unlimited mileage warranty, the i40 will make a lot of sense to buyers who want something a little different for their money.

The i40 saloon – there is also a Sport Tourer model – starts at £19,545 and comes with a choice of two diesel engines offering 114 and 139 hp and mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox, though there is also an automatic option with the higher output engine.

All versions get LED daytime running lights and tail lights, alloy wheels, chrome-effect detailing, air-conditioning, four power windows, Bluetooth, hill-start assist and even tyre-pressure monitoring.

The roomy cabin is classily styled with high quality materials and you get an immediate feeling that everything is well fitted and finished. Switchgear is well-laid out for easy use and the touchscreen infotainment system is quite intuitive to use.

There is good head and legroom in the back and the rear seat is wide enough to take a third adult, The large boot offers a substantial 525 litres of capacity and though a saloon, the rear seats still drop forward for extra load versatility.

My test model was the mid-range SE Nav version with the higher output 139 hp engine and manual gearbox and costing £22,345. Extra kit includes parking camera and front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, auto lights and wipers, and a DAB radio.

Underway it quickly impresses with its smooth progress and composed ride, ironing out the bumps with ease. Power delivery is good, getting the car to 60mph in 10.3 seconds, and on to a top speed of 126 mph. Combined fuel economy is excellent at 65.7 mpg combined. Continue reading

Hyundai New Premium Model

Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10

Hyundai New Premium Model

HYUNDAI HAS announced an addition to the New Generation i10 line-up.

The new range-topping Premium SE derivative will offer customers ‘levels of comfort and technology usually found in the segment above,’ the company says.

Priced at £11,995 for the manual gearbox, and £12,650 for the automatic, Premium SE customers will benefit from 15” alloy wheels; an electric tilt and slide glass sunroof; rear parking sensors; smart key with engine stop/start button; chrome effect exterior door handles; climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel.

Hyundai is also adding a space saver spare tyre as a standard feature on new SE models and above. A ‘Connectivity Pack’ option which comprises of Bluetooth with voice recognition, steering wheel with audio controls, and rear speakers, is also available for £175.

Since going on sale one year ago the new i10 has already scooped nine awards including What Car? Best City Car for the second year running, and the Scottish Car of the Year.

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Personal Contract Purchase Examples

i10 Premium 1.0

High deposit Mid deposit Representative example Low deposit
Monthly payments of £69 £139.18 £170.44
Customer deposit £3,259 £1,572
Hyundai deposit contribution £500.00 £500.00
Total £3,259 £2,072 £500.00
Cash price of vehicle £10,360 £10,360 £10,360
Total amount of credit £7,101 £8,288 £9,860
Interest charges £1,132.48 £1,460.98
Total amount payable £10,360 £11,492.48 £11,820.98
Optional final payment £5,445 £4,410 £4,162.50
Duration of agreement 25 months 37 months 43 months
APR % 0% APR 5.9% APR Representative 5.9% APR
Interest rate % (fixed) 0% p.a. 3.04% p.a. 3.04% p.a.
Excess mileage charge per mile 14.9p 14.9p 14.9p
Estimated annual mileage 10,000 10,000 10,000