Hyundai launches its greenest car in UK
South Korean car maker Hyundai has launched another sub-100g/km CO2 car, called the i20 Blue, the greenest car in the company’s product range.
At 98g/km of CO2, emissions from the i20 Blue are 1g/km lower than the smaller i10 Blue that hit UK roads earlier this year. Thus, both cars are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty as well as the London congestion charge.
The fuel-efficiency has been boosted from 67.3mpg to 76.4mpg. The reduction in emissions and boost in fuel-efficiency has been achieved without any interference with the car’s standard 1.4 CRDI 89bhp turbo-diesel engine.
To hack emissions, the company equipped the car with stop/start function, low rolling resistance tyres, and a deflector to the rear wheels. The rear suspension was hidden behind a more aerodynamic panel. These features resulted into a hack of 12 per cent in CO2 emissions compared with the 1.4-diesel engine-equipped standard i20 model.
The i20 Blue comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, electric heated & folding door mirrors, air-conditioning, steering wheel audio controls, USB & aux connections, remote central locking and 5-year of unlimited mileage warranty.
The Hyundai i20 Blue is available now for purchase, with a price tag of £13,195.
At this year’s Auto Express awards, the i10 Blue was named as the best city car, while and i20 Blue grabbed the title of best supermini MPV.
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