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New 2009 Hyundai i20 - (Global)

September 6th, 2008
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Taking centre stage at the Paris Motor Show for its World Premiere will be the all-new Hyundai i20 hatch, set to become a best-seller in the Hyundai’s European range.  Also debuting will be the i20 blue concept, the latest model in Hyundai’s i-blue range of advanced low emissions concepts.

All-new i20
The all-new i20 hatch, due to be launched in Europe towards the end of 2008, will be a highly significant addition to the new generation of Hyundai vehicles identified by the ‘i’ prefix.  Designed at Hyundai’s European Design Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the chic new five-door i20 rides on a long wheelbase, giving the i20 an athletic stance and spacious interior architecture.  Featuring Hyundai’s distinctive design motifs – a bold chrome-topped grille flanked by piercing teardrop headlamps at the front and striking stacked rear light clusters – the i20’s modern lines are further strengthened by neat detailing, including colour-co-ordinated bumpers, sills and wing mirror.  The well-packaged interior boasts generous levels of standard equipment.

i20 blue
Based on the all-new i20, Hyundai’s latest i-blue car incorporates a number of modifications, further enhancing the standard vehicle’s already-impressive environmental credentials.  These improvements are achieved without compromising performance, reliability or driver satisfaction.

Key modifications to deliver a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption include: full-length under floor covers, a 15 millimetre reduction in ground clearance, changes to the front and rear aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tyres and high performance, low friction engine oil.

The i20 blue runs an extremely efficient 1.4 CRDi (Common Rail Direct injection) turbo Diesel engine, which produces 66 kW and generates 220 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox – instead of the car’s usual five-speed unit.

The regular i20 stands out for its incredibly low CO2 rating and fuel consumption and the i20 blue is even more impressive, with just 99 g/km and 4.0 litres /100km.

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