Hyundai i20 Gets Style Boost and Cleaner Engines

The British division of Hyundai announced today it has made some couple of aerodynamic changes and engine enhancements to its i20 model. The results are reflected in an increased fuel efficiency, a more stylish interior and better equipment.

Taken separately, the company's fuel efficient 1.2-litre petrol engine now has CO2 emissions reduced to 119 g/km, while the 1.4-litre version dropped to 129 g/km.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the two diesel engines have also suffered significant changes, with the 75PS model dropping by 6g/km to just 110g/km. The 90PS version gains a six-speed gearbox which helps it achieve a 7.2% improvement in fuel economy.

These improvements have been made possible by adding a small spoiler to the underneath of the car to improve airflow around the wheels, fitting an Eco Drive indicator in the instrument panel to suggest the best point to change gears, using low friction engine oil and an alternator management system.

Inside, there are two blue additions. Firstly, the dashboard and instrument illumination is now blue rather than red, bringing the i20 into line with larger Hyundai models. Secondly, Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice recognition is now added as standard on all models except the entry-level Classic.

According to Hyundai, the new i20 is available to order now, with prices starting at £9,520. All i20s are covered by a manufacturer-backed, unlimited mileage Five Year Warranty and are equipped with ESP and air conditioning as standard.
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