New i20 Blue becomes Hyundai’s cleanest carFree car tax thanks to 98g/km CO2 emissions
17 August 2011
Hyundai has announced a new i20 Blue edition that emits 98g/km CO2 – making it the cleanest car in the Korean marque’s range.
The new Hyundai i20 Blue follows on from the smaller i10 Blue that was launched earlier this year.
What is the Hyundai i20 up against? Read our supermini reviews to find out.
Hyundai i20 Blue: 89bhp, 98g/km CO2
Based on the existing 89bhp i20 1.4 CRDi turbodiesel in Comfort specification, the new i20 Blue features a range of modifications that help reduce the CO2 emissions by 12%.
Chief amongst these is the standard-fit Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), which is Hyundai’s (and Kia’s) version of auto stop-start. The i20 Blue is also fitted with low rolling-resistance tyres, together with a rear suspension cover and rear wheel air deflectors, which both help improve the aerodynamics.
Compared to the i20 Comfort with the same engine, CO2 emissions fall from 111g/km to 98g/km.
76.4mpg = 755 miles per tank
These changes also achieve an improvement in the fuel economy, with the i20 Blue returning a claimed 76.4mpg on the EU combined testing cycle.
This means a theoretical range of 755 miles from a full tank of fuel, at a current cost of around £63. The sub-100g/km CO2 figure also means free annual car tax and exemption from the London Congestion Charge.
Standard kit includes 15in alloy wheels, Bluetooth, electric heated door mirrors, all-round electric windows, USB and aux-in connections, steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning and remote locking – so you won’t be suffering too badly for the sake of the planet.
£13,195 and on sale now
The Hyundai i20 Blue is priced at £13,195 and is on sale now.
As with all new Hyundais, it comes complete with the company’s Five Year Triple Care package, including a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of annual vehicle health checks.
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