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Hyundai i20 gets green tweaks

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The Hyundai i20 is getting blue on the inside and greener under the bonnet. Minor changes to the aerodynamics and engine have resulted in a boost in fuel efficiency for all engines, while the interior is now more stylish and better equipped.

The two diesel engines see significant savings, with the 74bhp model dropping by 6g/km to just 110g/km. The 89bhp version gains a six-speed gearbox which helps it achieve a 7.2 per cent 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 gear, 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.

The new i20 is available to order now, with diesel prices starting at £11,445. 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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