Not a lot has been done to the i40's styling because not a lot needed to be done. Many commentators would identify the i40 as the most handsome car in its class, but the Koreans have been unable to resist a few minor tweaks here and there. There's an updated design for front and rear lamps, a hexagonal grille, a revised front bumper, and integrated LED fog lamps as seen on the Genesis. The profile is refreshed by newly-designed 16 and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Hyundai i40 Tourer estate version offers a sleek 'sportback' style profile coupled with any number of smart details. Check out the concave C-pillars, the intricately finished headlight units and door mirrors, the slashing swage lines in the front wing and the bold wheel arch treatment. The interior looks good too, with a centre console stack that's redolent of Ford's latest offerings, a reassuringly chunky steering wheel and a decently sized luggage bay. There's an ample 525-litre boot on the saloon model, while the Tourer delivers 553-litres to the tonneau cover and 1,719-litres in total with the seats folded.