The new Hyundai i20 , which had its world premiere at Geneva, will have the lowest CO
emissions of any conventional powertrain, at 84 g/km .
This award currently goes to a car from sister-company Kia in the form of the Rio, which emits 85 g/km CO 2 , so it seems that there’s some healthy rivalry going on between the two brands.
Among the four powertrain options available to buyers of the new i20 will be the new 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder ‘U-II’ diesel engine that generates 75 PS. When mated to Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies, this derivative emits just 84 g/km of CO 2 – a figure lower than any other car with a conventional powertrain. The engine was developed at Hyundai’s Diesel Centre of Excellence – part of the European R&D set-up in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
This new engine will be offered alongside another sub-100 g/km diesel. When combined with Blue Drive technologies, the upgraded 1.4-litre ‘U-II’ 90 ps engine emits 96 g/km.
The exterior styling of the new i20 has also been revised.
Green Car Superminis Guide – Hyundai i20 diesel 1.1 CRDi Blue 5 door – 88.3 mpg – 84g/km CO2 emissions