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Hyundai tops i40 with new Premium SE trim

The new trim sits above the current Premium trim and essentially offers as standard the items from the previous Comfort, Vision and Assist packs, including heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats (outer only), xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system, lane departure warning system and tyre pressure monitoring.

The previous option packs will now be removed as will Hyundai's Smart Park Assist, however, the i40 Tourer now gains an electric power tailgate.

The Premium SE i40 will be available with the 1.7-litre CRDi 136PS engine (including the Blue Drive variant) along with a choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox.

The new Premium SE saloon models will be priced £2,370 than the current Premium model, starting from £26,065 for the manual Blue Drive and standard models, rising to £27,270 for the automatic. The new Premium Tourers will cost an extra £2,520 than the previous Premium models, starting at £27,465 OTR for the manual Blue Drive and standard models, with the automatic version costing £28,670.

Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor UK president and CEO, said: ‘The i40 has, and continues to be, a tremendous product to have in our range and to date it has sold in excess of 7,000 units since launch. The addition of the Premium SE trim to the line-up means customers now get even more comfort, luxury, convenience and safety features as standard, most of which are on-cost options with other rival mainstream D-segment cars.’

Further to the addition of Premium SE, changes to the i40 range include the addition of driver's electric lumbar support on all Active models and improved high-beam strength of standard and xenon headlights on all models. Furthermore, Hyundai will no longer offer the 1.6-litre GDI petrol derivative.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.