Following the outstanding success of its i45 mid-size sedan, Hyundai Motor Company Australia is introducing a new engine to the range. The i45 2.0-litre engine is available in ‘Active’ entry level trim and becomes the new i45 range entry point, offering impressive levels of style plus 5-star ANCAP rated safety.
After a strong sales month in April which saw the i45 finishing third in the mid-size segment with 405 sales, the introduction of the 2.0-litre petrol engine expands the entry level Active model variants and is expected to grow sales further, offering buyers a high value option whilst still possessing a comprehensive list of standard equipment and safety features.
The i45’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine delivers a maximum power output of 121kW @ 6200 rpm and a peak torque of 198Nm @ 4600 rpm, mated with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions (the 2.4-litre i45 Active direct injection manual transmission is simultaneously deleted from the range).
With a combined fuel consumption of 7.6L/100kms* for the automatic transmission, the 2.0 litre i45 Active becomes the most fuel efficient naturally aspirated petrol engine sedan in the medium segment^, achieving a 4 ½ star Green Vehicle Guide rating~.
Assertive and sleek, the i45 reflects a sophisticated approach to mid-sized sedan design by combining advanced powertrain technology with practical and stylish features to provide an exceptional ownership experience, now offering even more choice to customers.
Outstanding occupant protection is a core element of the i45’s design. All i45 models achieve a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating and come standard with a comprehensive suite of advanced safety features standard on all models including six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), four-channel, four-sensor Anti-skid Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC).
For ultimate peace of mind, Hyundai offers customers an outstanding Five Year / Unlimited Kilometre warranty. In addition, the Hyundai Premium Assist program offers tailored support to promptly assist in the event of unforeseen circumstances**.
The i45 Active 2.0L MPI petrol models are on sale from of mid May 2011.