The new low-emission Blue Hyundai for the British market is based on the i20. And it emits only 98 g/km of CO2.
That, as I’m sure you know, means exemption from the London Congestion Charge, and £0 first year rate and £0 standard rate because of VED Band A. But the car starts at £13,195 which sounds a bit steep for a tiny Hyundai with a 1.4 CRDi 90 PS engine.
Then again, Blue Hyundais are all about economy. So while this i20 is not that fun, it is superbly economical thanks to a rang of features, including Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling resistance tyres, rear suspension under cover and rear wheel deflector. It averages 76.4mpg combined.
That means a range of 755 miles on a single tank of fuel, which at current rates costs £63 to fill up.
Like every other Hyundai, the i20 Blue is very well equipped, with standard features including 15” alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, electric heated and folding door mirrors, electric front and rear windows, steering wheel audio controls, USB and aux connections air conditioning and remote central locking.