2011 Hyundai i20 Blue: details, photos, specs and price

Article by Christian A., on August 15, 2011

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.

The latest Hyundai i20 embodies a different step in the company's product development and features a host of modifications in both its interior and exterior, along with the option of a 1.1-litre diesel engine that is clean and ultra-efficient.

Its outer design has been given several modern enhancements to make it look more in line with all of the i-range models. Furthermore, the new i20 focuses on the quality of its interior. Its plastic materials are developed, and its center consoles have been revised to look classier together with improved seat trims.

The latest Hyundai i20 has four powertrain selections the customers can avail of.

Among these powertrain options are the all-new 1.1-litre, three-cylinder 'U-II' diesel engine that develops 75ps. This derivative emits only 84g/km of CO2 when fused with the Blue Drive technologies of Hyundai. This makes it the lowest emitting diesel combustion powertrain on the market today. The engine, which shows the expertise of Hyundai in clean diesel technology, was established at the company’s Diesel Centre of Excellence-- part of the European R&D set-up in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

This revolutionary engine will be made available along with another sub-100g/km diesel powerplant in the form of the 90ps four-cylinder 1.4-litre 'U-ll' engine that emits 96g/km with the help of Hyundai's Blue Drive technologies. Two petrol engines: a 100ps 1.4-liter and an 85ps 1.2-liter, complete the line-up.

The latest model is offered in three major trim levels starting with Classic and followed by Active and Style. Beginning with Classic, each version comes with a host of standard specifications such as air conditioning, ESP, remote central locking, six air bags, and Vehicle Stability Management which is seen the first time on i20.

Press Release

THE NEW i20 BLUE EMITS A TINY 98g/km OF CO2

Following on from the successful i10 Blue launched at the beginning of the year, Hyundai has now added another sub-100g/km CO2 model to its range – the i20 Blue. With emissions of just 98g/km CO2, it is the lowest emitting vehicle in Hyundai UK’s product line-up.

The i20 Blue is based on the current i20 Comfort trim level mated to the 1.4 CRDi 90 PS engine and is priced at £13,195 OTR.

To achieve the sub-100g/km CO2 figures, the i20 Blue has the following Blue Drive technologies: Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling resistance tyres, rear suspension under cover and rear wheel deflector. With these additional features, the i20 Blue achieves a 12% reduction in CO2 emissions (compared with the current 1.4 CRDi 90PS Style i20 model) from 111g/km down to just 98g/km.

Drivers of the i20 Blue won’t need to be making regular visits to a fuel stationeither. The 1.4 CRDi Euro V compliant four-cylinder engine achieves a remarkable 76.4mpg combined - the sort of cheap-to-run credentials that are important as the cost of motoring continues to rise. This is a 14% improvement on a combined cycle when compared to the i20 1.4 CRDi 90PS Style model.

To put these figures into perspective, it would cost approximately £63.00 to fill up the i20 Blue with a tank of diesel and this would generate a range of 755 miles! As well as excellent fuel economy, the i20 Blue also gains exemption from VED and the London Congestion Charge as it emits less than 100g/km CO2.

The i20 Blue also comes with plenty of standard equipment including 15” alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, electric heated and folding door mirrors, electric front and rear windows, steering wheel audio controls, USB and aux connections air conditioning and remote central locking.

Sitting alongside the i10 Blue, the new i20 Blue model demonstrates Hyundai’s continuous commitment to increasing the efficiency of both its petrol and diesel engines.

On-sale now, and like all Hyundai passenger cars, the Hyundai i20 Blue comes with a Five Year Triple Care package, which includes a five-year, unlimited mileage, manufacturer backed warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of annual vehicle health checks.

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