Hyundai is introducing the i20 Blue, its newly added sub-100g/km CO2 model to its lineup, after having successfully launched the i10 Blue earlier this year. The i20 Blue is the vehicle model that has the lowest emission rating -- at just 98g/km CO2 -- in the product range of Hyundai UK. The i20 Blue, which is based on the current i20 Comfort trim level combined with the 1.4 CRDi 90 PS engine, is priced at £13,195 OTR.
Among the Blue Drive technologies that allow the i20 Blue to achieve the sub-100g/km CO2 figures are the rear wheel deflector, rear suspension under cover, low rolling resistance tires and Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG).
With these features, the vehicle obtains a 12% CO2 emission reduction, compared to the current 1.4 CRDi 90PS Style i20 model, to just 98g/km from 111g/km. In addition, i20 Blue owners do not have to regularly visit a fuel station.
The 1.4 CRDi Euro V compliant four-cylinder engine attains an outstanding 76.4mpg combined. Being cheaper to operate is a plus factor as motoring costs continue to increase. On a combined cycle, this is a 14% improvement when compared to the i20 1.4 CRDi 90PS Style unit.
Placing these figures in perspective, it would cost around £63.00 to fill the i20 Blue tank with diesel, generating a range of 755 miles. Aside from the amazing fuel economy, the i20 Blue also attains exemption from the London Congestion Charge and VED because it emits less than 100g/km CO2.
In addition, the i20 Blue has been fitted with plenty of standard equipment such as the remote central locking, USB and aux connections air conditioning, steering wheel audio controls, electric front and rear windows, electric heated and folding door mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, and 15” alloy wheels.