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New Hyundai i10 Blue

The Hyundai i10 Blue is green. Well, that sort of makes sense.

By Stephen Turvil
Oct 03, 2011
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The Hyundai i10 Blue is green. Well, that sort of makes sense. This compact city car is the most environmentally friendly vehicle produced by the Korean manufacturer. As such its carbon emissions are merely 99g/km, so it can be taxed for free and is exempt from the London congestion charge. This £9,195 run-around also averages 67.3mpg, rising to a cost-cutting 74.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Even through town - where vehicles tend to be least inefficient - the i10 Blue returns a pleasing 56.5mpg. On the downside, the 1.0- litre petrol engine only produces 68bhp so the i10 Blue's performance is modest. It takes a lengthy 14.8 seconds to hit 62mph, by which point some motorists have aged significantly.

The Hyundai i10 Blue is fuel efficient thanks to a series of technical enhancements. These include low-rolling resistance tyres, that are super-glued to small wheels. It has an eco-drive indicator too, which tells the driver when to change gear for the optimal fuel efficiency. Great in theory, but the i10 often needs to be revved harder than the indicator suggests. It also has a start/stop system that saves fuel by switching-off the engine while stationary in traffic. This feels strange initially, but the engine sparks to life quickly as required. These features complement familiar gadgets such as: air-con, electric front windows, and the CD player. Good effort then – and nice to see a sensibly priced eco car.

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By Stephen Turvil
Oct 03, 2011