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2008 Hyundai i30 iBlue


Hyundai announced a range of Blue vehicles that will offer emissions below the crucial 120g/km barrier. First to be revealed is the i30 Blue that will go on sale in September at a price of £13,155.

Hyundai i30 iBlue

The i30 hatchback is powered by the familiar and acclaimed 1.6-litre CRDi engine and offers better value than low emission rivals, including the offerings from Ford and Volkswagen.

In addition the i-Blue badge will also be used on all i10 models which produce less than 120g/km. The introduction of the new 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine, available from September, means this will apply to every i10 with a manual transmission.

Press release

Cleaning up your conscience – and your exhaust emissions – can be a costly affair, with most manufacturers charging extra for the technology to cut tail pipe emissions.

But Hyundai has just launched a new range of cars – branded i-Blue - which will offer emissions below the crucial 120g/km barrier but which are priced at the highly competitive level buyers expect from Hyundai.

The first car in the range will be an i30 hatchback powered by the familiar and acclaimed 1.6-litre CRDi engine. With prices starting at £13,155, it is substantially better value than low emission rivals, including the offerings from Ford and Volkswagen.

The i30’s advanced engine design means there has been no need to resort to measures such as skinny tyres, expensive stop-start systems or lowered suspension to achieve the low CO2 figure. All that has been necessary to achieve the 6g/km drop over the existing model is a minor change to the gear ratios. As the revisions are so minor, the i30’s acclaimed roadholding, drivability, ride and equipment levels are unaffected.

Savings for owners could be substantial though, with the i-Blue falling into VED Group B, cutting the cost of an annual tax disc from £120 to £35.

But it’s business users who will see the really impressive savings. The new company car tax band for diesels producing less than 120g/km has dropped from 18 to just 13 percent, saving higher rate tax payers hundreds every year.

The new model remains affordable too, with prices starting at £13,155 despite an enviable equipment list that includes ESP, air conditioning and alloy wheels as standard on all versions. As with all new Hyundai models, the i30 is also covered by a five year, unlimited mileage warranty.

In addition the i-Blue badge will also be used on all i10 models which produce less than 120g/km. The introduction of the new 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine, available from September, means this will apply to every i10 with a manual transmission.

Even those Hyundai models which do not qualify for i-Blue status are still exceptionally efficient. For example, the Santa Fe is officially recognised as having the lowest CO2 in its class by the government’s Act on CO2website, beating even hybrid-powered rivals.

But the company is still striving to make all of its cars more efficient and future models wearing the i-Blue name could offer a variety of advanced fuel saving technology such as idle stop-start and hybrid powertrains in the short term with hydrogen fuel cell technology in the medium and long term.




13 comments:

I found it very practical to use in everyday to use, which is impressive on it, and it is so reliable on the road. The exterior had the looks of a classy and luxurious car.

It seems so ordinary and simple for me. Looks like it didn’t have any impressive features, but they are right that this is so practical in everyday transportation.

It looks simple, but I still love the decency of this even its exclusive appearance. I just only wonder if what will be its interior look like? By the wary, nice choice of body paint.

In spite of having only a simple styling and detailing, I still find it very appealing and so reasonable to use for everyday transportation. Good thing as well that it has an impressive engine.

Glad to know that Hyundai company is striving for making their cars more efficient and a future model. I can’t wait for that to happen, well I can’t say anything wrong on their car as for now but I’m not impressed with them.

’m impressed with the decency that this i30 iBlue had. Even it had a simple styling I still found it a very appealing car and will stand out on its own simplicity.

Seems so ordinary and simple for me. Looks like it didn’t have any impressive features, but Gero Trevisano is right that this is so practical in everyday transportation.

Well it is really a good news that this i30 iBlue is very affordable. I also found this one so practical to use in everyday use and it is so reliable on the road. The exterior had the looks of a classy and luxurious car.

Glad to know that the market price for this one is really affordable. I would really love to have one of the Hyundai cars. Their cars are really impressive and awesome.

Glad to know that Hyundai company is striving for making their cars more efficient and a future model. I can’t wait for that to happen, well I can’t say anything wrong on their car as for now but I’m not impressed with them.

The i30 is a Good Competitors of Ford Focus and Mazda 3 hatch. I’ve already watch the Battle of the Hatch, where the Focus still the number 1 hatch.

Looks like this is a Czech-build i30. They are now being delivered with the ‘U2? engine (94kW 260Nm) with next-gen Bosch Common Rail system and 6 speed manual across the board. Not sure about Korean built cars tho.

Yes you heard that right. The first Hyundai i30 registered in 2010 will manage to get a free bodykit that called “M Sport” from MS Design, which consist of front skirt, side skirt and rear skits, black plastic grill cover, twin exhaust pipes and newly designed rear bumper with plastic moulding.

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