Hyundai has announced upgrades to its i20 supermini, including improved efficiency and changes to standard kit.
Eco improvements reduce tax costs
The 1.2-litre petrol version of the Hyundai i20 is already the range best seller. Now it drops 5g/km of CO2 to emit just 119g/km, reducing its car tax rating to Band C – meaning an annual cost of just £30 a year.
Meanwhile the 1.4-litre petrol version improves even further. Style variants reduce emissions by 13g/km to 129g/km of CO2 – a reduction of two tax bands. Annual car tax for this model is now £90.
The i20’s pair of 1.4-litre turbodiesel engines also see improvement – the 74bhp version by 6g/km to 110g/km of CO2, meaning road tax of just £20 a year. The 88bhp version now features a six-speed gearbox, which Hyundai says results in a 7.2% increase in fuel economy.
Aero upgrades and interior alterations
The fuel efficiency gains have come via a small aerodynamic tweak (a spoiler underneath the car that improves airflow around the wheels), low-friction engine oil and an alternator management system. The Hyundai i20 now also features an Eco Drive gear shift indicator as standard, which helps the driver optimise their gearchanges.
In addition to this, Hyundai has switched the instrument illumination from blue to red, bringing the i20 into line with Hyundai’s more expensive models, and fitted Bluetooth from the Style trim level upwards.
The Hyundai i20 comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, plus stability control (ESC) and air conditioning as standard. The updated range is on sale now, priced from £9,520.
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