The fashionable eco-tweaked green version Hyundai i10 is called the Blue. The Blue emits just 99g/km of Co2 emissions and so exempts itself from VED and the London Congestion Charge. It is currently the only sub-£10k five seater car on the market to achieve this and the first of a family of Blue models that will feature similar environmental technology.
The items that make the ‘Blue’ Blue consist of low rolling resistance tyres, an Eco Drive indicator that tells you the most efficient time to change gear and Hyundai’s ISG stop-start system. The Hyundai 1.0 i10 is £1000 more than the considerably nippier but not that much less eco-friendly 1.2 Classic.
The Hyundai i10 Hatchback is attractively priced, well equipped and nimble around town, all models get air conditioning, four electric windows, power steering, central locking, tinted glass, four airbags and a six speaker CD/radio stereo plus a connection for iPod and non-Apple MP3 players.