Green machine! The new i20 Blue Drive, 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine hits a frugal-friendly 84g/km of CO2

Extra low CO2 in new Hyundai i20

Monday, 5 March 2012 9:51 AM

Hyundai i20

The new, facelifted Hyundai i20 comes out with green-guns blazing, with two sub-100g/km CO2 engines

Ahead of its debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai has shown off the newest version of the i20 – and it has teeny emissions for a conventional powertrain at just 84g/km.

Of the four powertrain options for the new i20, the 1.1-litre, three-cylinder 74bhp diesel engine is the one with the low emissions, taking advantage of Hyundai's Blue Drive technologies. There will be another sub-100g/km diesel in the line-up – an upgraded 1.4-litre 89bhp diesel with emissions of 96g/km.

As well as the two new low-emission engines, the styling has been upgraded at Hyundai’s European design studio and as a result, it is looking more contemporary with a more sculpted bonnet, upgraded bumpers and new wheel designs. The hexagonal grille remains just in case you thought it was starting to look a bit too much like a Toyota. The width, height and wheelbase all remain the same size but the length has increased by 55mm over its predecessor to 3,995mm.

More specs about the i20 will be announced tomorrow in Geneva.

By Georgia Lewis

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