Hyundai’s All New i20 that will make its global debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show comes with refreshed styling, improved equipment and has the lowest CO2 emissions of any conventional powertrain car currently being offered in the market. The new 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder ‘U-II’ diesel engine that delivers 75 ps is one of the four powertrain options offered for the All New i20.
When equipped with Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies, this derivative could emit only 84 g/km of CO2. Hyundai’s Diesel Centre of Excellence (a part of the European R&D set-up in Rüsselsheim, Germany) had developed the engine, which benefits from Hyundai’s expertise in clean diesel technology.
This innovative engine will be available with another sub-100 g/km diesel. The upgraded 1.4-litre ‘U-II’ 90 ps engine has emissions of just 96 g/km when combined with Blue Drive technologies. Fluidic sculpture form language makes an entry to Hyundai’s supermini with the debut of the All New i20. Its exterior design has been revised but still has Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille and new headlamp units.
Hyundai’s European design studio had modernized the All New i20 to get a more contemporary profile for the front and rear bumpers, new wheel designs, and a new sculpted bonnet. When compared to its predecessor, the All New i20 has the same width (1710 mm), height (1490 mm) and wheelbase (2525 mm) but its length was increased by only 55 mm (front 30 mm, rear 25 mm) to 3995 mm.