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.