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To Korean manufacturer has revealed the eco-focused 2011 Hyundai i10, i20 and i30 Blue Drive models at the Geneva Motor Show today.

Besides the 2011 Hyundai i10, i20 and i30 Blue Drive the automaker is also displaying the ix35 blue, the new i-flow concept and the facelifted i30.

The 2011 Hyundai i10 Blue will be powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine delivering 69 PS @ 6,200 rpm and 94 Nm of torque. The 2011 Hyundai i10 CO2 emissions or 99g per Km.

The 2011 Hyundai i20 Blue comes equipped with a 1.4-litre diesel engine that generates 75 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm of torque. With this engine the 2011 Hyundai releases only 98g of CO2 per Km and the car is scheduled to enter production next year.

As for the 2011 Hyundai i30 Blue power is extracted from a 1.6-litre unit that outputs 90 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque. The hatch and estate version 2011 Hyundai i30 Blue have CO2 emissions of 98g/km and 99 g/km respectively and production will also start next year.

Hyundai press release :

New look i30

In the shorter term, Hyundai is also bringing new style to the C-segment with a revised version of its i30.

Entering production in March, the new i30 incorporates a wide rangeof improvements in design, specification and competitiveness.

The i30 builds on the strengths of the current i30 range, to keepthe model fresh and desirable. The new-look i30 does not stray far fromthe original design, and instead merely accentuates the car’s aestheticqualities.

The redesigned radiator grille and air intakes bring the i30 in linewith Hyundai’s new-style corporate identity, epitomised by thehexagonal frontal form. A reshaped, lower bumper and more angular foglight recesses continue the visual enhancement around the front end.The redesigned chrome garnish housing the Hyundai logo completes themore dynamic new look. The refresh carries on into the flanks, whereextended side skirts and rear bumper add a sense of strength to thecar’s contemporary profile.

To complete the upgrade, the new i30 comes with Hyundai’s ‘Triple5’package, including an enhanced five-year warranty with five year’sroadside recovery.

Blue Drive takes i10, i20 and i30 under 100g/km

Hyundai has revealed its latest eco-focused Blue Drivevehicles. Fournew cars have resulted from the company’s leading-edge program: the i10blue, i20 blue, i30 blue and ix35 blue.

The eco-friendly variants incorporate improvements in emissionswithout compromising performance, reliability or driver satisfaction,making Blue Drive models a realistic solution for modern motorists.

All employ the latest energy-efficient powertrain technology. Thenew, downsized 1.0-litre Kappa petrol and 1.7-litre U2 diesel engines,for example, are coupled with high-performance, low-friction engineoil, to considerably reduce driveline friction. Dual continuouslyvariable valve timing, improved combustion efficiency, gear ratiooptimisation, and engine control optimisation to increase engineefficiency.

A noticeable change from the driver’s perspective is the applicationof a Hyundai-specific Idle Stop & Go (ISG) system.  This cuts theengine when the car is stationary and restarts it when the clutch pedalis depressed.

With ISG, an alternator management system is added to maximiseenergy regeneration during braking and disconnecting the alternatorwhen it’s not needed.

It’s not just the engines which are more efficient. To minimisedrag, the Blue Drive models have improved aerodynamics and lowerrolling resistance.

Under body panels have been installed on all models to smoothairflow under the car and certain models also feature reductions inbrake-pad drag on the discs. Wheels are also fitted with low rollingresistance tyres, inflated to a higher pressure.

Through such innovations, engineers have succeeded in lowering the CO2 emission levels of the i10, i20, and i30 blue models to the sub-100g/km range.

The i10 blue, which goes into production at the endof 2010, employs a new and extremely efficient 1.0-litre version of theKappa petrol engine, which produces 69PS at a lower rpm level of 6.200rpm while generating 94 Nm of torque. By tweaking the aerodynamics andrefinements to the powertrain, CO2 emissions in the i10 blue have been reduced to just 99g/km.

The i20 blue features the U2 1.4-litre dieselengine, designed and engineered at the R&D centre in Rüsselsheim,Germany, and produces 75PS at a lower rpm level of 4.000, whilegenerating 220 Nm of torque.  The power train is mated to the latestsix- speed manual transmission.  Producing just 98g/km of CO2 emissions, the i20 blue is scheduled to go into production in 2011.

The i30 blue uses the U2 1.6-litre engine, which produces 90PS at 4.000 rpm, while generating 240 Nm of torque.  CO2emissions of just 98g/km and 99 g/km for the hatchback and estatemodels, respectively, will save customers tax and fuel. Productioncommences in 2011 at the Nosovice plant in Czech.

The ix35 blue, which goes into production at the end of 2010, boasts an extremely impressive CO2emissions figure of just 135g/km, positioning it not only as a rival toleading C-segment SUV models but also to C-segment hatchbacks. 

Another ix35 on display has taken CO2 emissions from the exhaust out of the equation altogether. Theix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle,making its debut of the show, moves Hyundai another step closer to thecommercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

The ix35 FCEV incorporates several important innovations over theprevious generation Tucson FCEV.  And with these improvements, Hyundaiis set to meet its goal of ramping up production volume of FCEVs intothe thousands by 2012.

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1 Comment on 2011 Hyundai i10, i20 and i30 Blue Drive

  1. Karishma :
    Very interesting post. Hyundai i20 is the best car in its segment and much better in comparison to its rivals. Planning to buy it soon in white shade.

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